Phil Downs

Senior Project Specialist

There are many reasons I love working at Good Works.  One of the best is the wide variety of different stories I get to hear. Each of those stories can elicit any number of strong emotions.

Among my favorites are the many different legacy stories that I have the privilege of reading in the course of my work.  These stories are often about everyday folks who have lived remarkable lives and having reflected upon how they themselves were touched by generosity in their lives, they have sought to pay that forward to others.

The notion of giving back what we have been given is a powerful one that resonates in my life.  Being of service to others in my personal life is an important and powerfully spiritual endeavor.  To be able to be part of facilitating that process for others as part of my everyday work life is a bonus gift I get every day.

I was born and raised and have lived my entire life in the west end of Ottawa, but I have family roots in Nova Scotia and the Niagara region of Southern Ontario.  I have a special connection to our local clients as they nourish the hometown that I love.  But like my roots, I am fortunate to be able to work with and connect with clients and stories from across Canada.

Now if you’ll excuse me, there is a hockey game I’ve got to go watch.  Go Sens Go!

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