Testimonial from volunteer William Lainesse

Testimonial from volunteer William Lainesse (2 min 16 s)

Added on March 2, 2022

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The video clip presents the testimony of a volunteer for the Centre d’entraide Contact de Warwick, William Lainesse.

  

Testimonial from volunteer William Lainesse (2 min 16 s)

Added on March 2, 2022 | Desjardins Group

Note: The information in brackets describes the audio and visual content of the video that is not dialogue or narration.

[Context: The video clip presents the testimony of a volunteer for the Centre d’entraide Contact de Warwick, William Lainesse. All voices are offscreen. Background music plays throughout the video.]

[Text on screen: Every family is a story, even a poem for those who know how to read it. Quote by Alphonse de Lamartine]

[Text on screen: 6 inspiring glimpses of Centre d’entraide Contact de Warwick]

[Text on screen: Inspiration 5]

[On screen visual: Still frame in sepia colours of William Lainesse in L’Économe magasin général, the Centre d’entraide Contact de Warwick’s thrift shop.]

William Lainesse: Hi. I'm William Lainesse and I'm from Warwick.

[On screen visual: William Lainesse and his mother, Valérie, are sitting on the outside steps of the Centre. We go from a close-up shot of William working in the store, to a black and white picture of William in the Centre, then a second black and white picture of William sitting on the steps, and a shot showing William putting away mugs on a shelf.]

Valérie Lainesse: William's situation is special. He has autism spectrum disorder. School is out now, but he was at La Fermentière. He's been in school quite a while without really getting anywhere. Now the Centre has decided to take him on as an intern.

[On screen visual: William and Valérie take pan lids out of a box. Their backs are facing the camera. We look at Valérie, who is watching William with pride and tenderness, then we see William sitting on a chair, next to a clothes donations box outside the store.]

William Lainesse: After 7 years, I've lost my motivation. It's not that I did 7 years of grade 7 intensively. Some of my schools were more focused on activities than academics, and I just wasn't getting anywhere.

[On screen visual: William and Valérie walk on the street in front of the Centre d’entraide. Their backs are facing the camera.]

William Lainesse: If I was aiming for a job, or I really needed to get my high school, I know myself, I'd kick myself in the butt and do it.

[On screen visual: Close-up shot of a woman watching a computer screen. Then, we see William putting a full garbage bag over his shoulder.]

Valérie Lainesse: Now, they're looking at how they can help him transition into work while being supported by programs.

[On screen visual: William, garbage bag over the shoulder, walks across the Centre, walks down the steps and goes in the yard, towards the garbage bins.]

William Lainesse: When the clothing truck comes in, I unload it and bring the clothes to the ladies. Once the clothing's sorted, I take it to the shed or to the docks for later.

[On screen visual: William leaves the Centre’s backyard, then we see him walking in the store. Close-up shot of William sitting on the steps in front of the Centre.]

William Lainesse: When we get stuff outside for sorting, like microwaves or knick-knacks, I go get it, sort it, and put a price tag on it. I have worked in the kitchen, but it made me too hungry, so I stopped. Sometimes I help sort clothes.

[On screen visual: William and Valérie are sitting on the stairs in front of the Centre. We can see the whole building’s façade and the store sign for L’Économe magasin général.]

William Lainesse: I've started to do some customer service, which is fun.

[On screen visual: William and Valérie walk on the street in front of the Centre d’entraide. Then we see a black and white picture of William in the Centre.]

Valérie Lainesse: When I see my son heading off for the Centre, doing lots of things there, cooking, helping customers, I'm impressed! The opportunities the Centre is giving him are fantastic.

[On screen visual: William and Valérie walk up the stairs they were sitting on earlier and enter the Centre. The screen fades to black.]

[Text on screen: Thanks for inspiring William and so many others.]

[Text on screen: The Centre d’entraide Contact de Warwick’s logo]

[Text on screen: Soutenu par Logo of the Caisse Desjardins des Bois-Francs.]

[Text on screen: To see everything that inspires us, follow us on. Facebook’s logo]

End of transcript