Ottawa recently lost a dedicated outreach worker—someone who overcame his challenges and used his life experience to help others. Carl Reinboth, 64, died in late April from an act of violence.
Our thoughts go out to his co-workers at Somerset West CHC, his colleagues at other agencies, and the many people whose lives he touched in his work.
We also want to take a moment to recognize the incredibly difficult work Carl and other peer workers do. They connect with clients through shared life experiences —a true understanding that stems from “I know what you are going through.” This connection often comes at the price of exposing peer workers to environments and situations which can be very triggering, as peer workers recall their struggles and traumatic experiences. This devotion to love and compassion for others is a selfless act that can inspire all of us.
Carl has touched countless lives and leaves a lasting legacy.