A better life award Finalists 2017

Sue holding her award plaque

2017 “A Better Life Award” Recipient: Sue P. (ABL Employent – New Westminster)

We got a call from a Bryan, (a worksite supervisor at one of our BC client companies), a couple of months ago, and he was telling us about some of the difficulties that one of our associates, we’ll call her Kate**, has had there. He told us that Kate is a great worker, but her social skills are lacking, and she suffers from anxiety. We are aware that as a child she was abandoned by her parents, and suffers from PTSD because of it.

While at our client company, however, with no prompting and no expectation, a different ABL associate named Sue P. (our nominee from the BC region) took this associate Kate under her wing. She treated her with love and respect, patience and kindness, and encouraged her to do well in her work. She didn’t do it for any personal gain, but because she’s just that sort of caring and positive person, and she saw someone who could use her help. When asked about her motivation for bringing Kate under her wing, Sue said:

“I always feel like I want to do the best that I can, to “show up” for the challenge, and I’m a very heart-centred person, so I care a lot about what I do: it’s not just a “task”, it’s an “offering”. When I come to a job, I not only work as an individual to do the best that I can, but also making sure that I understand the larger team and do my best to help everybody out.”.

** We have changed her name to protect her privacy.


A hardworking single dad who has utilized ABL to find a position with a flexible schedule so he could be there for his daughter in her formative years, support her as she attends university, as well as to create A Better Life for others in his community through his passion for Youth Sports and mentoring new employees.


A dedicated, heartfelt man who overcame personal difficulties and life’s obstacles to finally find his "perfect job match" and demonstrate that anyone can create A Better Life when they are embraced by caring people and make the most of the opportunities that come their way.

Congratulations, Sue – you are the epitome of what this award represents! You can watch more about Sue’s journey here:

You can watch ABL’s founder and president, PJ Ferguson, explain the concept around the “A Better Life Award” here:

ABL’s “A Better Life Award” recognizes an individual who has made an active outbound effort to create a better life for themselves and the people in their lives.