About Allyson Tufts

About Allyson

Allyson Tufts is a new author that has had many meaningful careers to date. For many years, she followed her passion to work in non-profit. She worked as a Campaign Manager for United Way, heading up a campaign along with a group of staff and volunteers that raised over a million dollars to go back into the community. From there she followed her passion to work for a non-profit organization called Hospice, which is an organization that cares for people who are suffering from a life threatening illness with no known cure. Allyson sat at the bedside of several palliative patients at the end of their journey and facilitated several grief support groups for children and adults who were left behind. Three years ago she returned to work in Human Resources. While working part time, she decided to return to school in 2013 to obtain her diploma in Social Work where she graduated on the Dean’s List.

Allyson's Portfolio

Current

- Graduated on the Deans list for the SSW program - Social Work - 2011
- Trained in Safetalk - Suicide Awareness for Everyone
- Trained in ASSIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Trained as a Facilitator for SAFETALK
- Co-Facilitator for Canadian Mental Health's Grief program for families who have suffered a loss by suicide
- AuthorLessons from Behind the Glass
- Speaker - Travelled across Canada speaking about the book and it's message
- Creator of two video series/parent programs based on my book Lessons from Behind the Glass

    Former

    - Co-Facilitator for Rainbows Program - Hospice Quinte - a program to assist youth in the grief process from the age of 7 - 14
    - Facilitator and Creator of the "Walking through Grief Program" at Hospice Quinte
    - Facilitator for One on One Support of individuals grieving the loss of a loved one
    - Palliative Care Coordinator
    - Human Resources/Training Coordinator