NunatuKavut Community Council congratulates Billie Williams on her retirement
After 22 years, Billie Williams is officially hanging up her hat as a Community Employment Coordinator with the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) in Cartwright.
Over the past two decades, Billie not only witnessed tremendous growth at NCC, she was a significant part of it. Billie has offered vital outreach services to NunatuKavut Inuit and provided resources for unemployed and underemployed individuals. To say that she thrived in this role is an understatement. While she had primary responsibility for Cartwright and Black Tickle, she was always there to lend a hand in other communities across Nunatukavut as needed. Her calm demeanour and ability to convey compassion and respect toward those she assisted is a testament to her value to NCC and our people.
“My twenty-two years with this organization have been the most wonderful part of my life. I’m honoured to have had the opportunity to have worked with such a wonderful organization. I got to make everlasting friendships; some will hold a special place in my heart. I can always say they stood by me and helped me get through my darkest days. I am eternally grateful. I’ve been blessed to have witnessed this organization grow over the years, expanding to what it has become today. And no doubt in my mind, I will continue to watch it grow,” said Billie, when asked to reflect on her time with NCC.
Whether as a co-worker, client, national tradeshow delegate, a visitor to town or a lifelong friend, anyone’s encounter with Billie has been immensely positive. Always a kind word and pleasant smile. Going that extra step to make someone feel comfortable was just something she always did.
When asked what she was most proud of during her time at NCC, Billie said “Assisting people with whatever they needed, whether it be Employment Insurance needs, resumes or Canada Pension Plan or Old Age Security inquiries. If they went away happy, so was I,” said Billie.
Now, after decades of care and attention to others, she is retiring and embarking on a new chapter of her life. All of us at NCC wish Billie good health and much happiness in the days ahead.
Congratulations on your retirement Billie! You will be dearly missed.