Catherine Rutherford

stories & testimonials

Catherine Rutherford knew that a dancer’s career “has an inevitable expiration date”, so when she had three months off from Alberta Ballet one summer, she started laying the groundwork by taking an online course in Human Resource Management, supported by a Skills Grant from the DTRC. Other courses followed and by the time she was ready to step away from the stage, she was far along and, with the help of a DTRC Retraining Grant, she completed her studies. Catherine landed an internship at Critical Mass, which led to the permanent position of Learning and Development Coordinator. 

“I feel so fortunate to be working for an amazing company that allows me to explore my creativity in a brand new way. The support of the DTRC allowed me to find and pursue another passion that I didn’t even know I had. I will always be grateful to the DTRC and all of the amazing donors that support their programs.”