Melissa Bosselaar joined the Foundation for Rural Living in November 2009 as the Project Coordinator for the Rural Development Officer program.
In 2006, Melissa received an Honours BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and then moved on to complete the Post-Graduate Diploma program in Human Resources Management at George Brown College. She is an active member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario and has received her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
Prior to joining FRL, Melissa worked as an Employment Centre Advisor, where she had the opportunity to assist individuals adversely affected by the downturn in the automotive sector. The experience allowed her to recognize her passion for helping others transition back into the workforce and secure meaningful employment opportunities.
Raised in a rural community supported by a strong agricultural and manufacturing base, Melissa recognizes the value of support networks in enhancing local community growth and sustainability. She sees her work at FRL as an opportunity to help provide this support to rural communities while putting her HR experience and aptitude for helping people re-enter the workforce to good use in FRLâ€™s RDO program. She embraces every opportunity for professional development and works to learn continuously from those around her.