Junior Out-of-School Care Staff
Gina Ho - Director of Child Care Services
Gina began her career with West Richmond Community Centre in 2001 and in 2005, became the Director of Child Care Services. Gina holds a Bachelors in Sciences and a Bachelors in Education from The University of British Columbia. Gina has been passionate about children and teaching at a very young age. As part of her commitment to quality child care, she is consistently raising the bar in the field of Early Childhood Education and School-age Care. This passion and dedication has helped her build a strong team of staff at West Richmond Community Centre. Currently, Gina sits on the Richmond ECE/School Age training committee and the Child Care Training and Professional Development Society of Richmond.
When she’s not at her desk, you can find Gina with her two daughters, visiting neighbourhood parks and swimming.
Dustin Ng - Child Development Head Supervisor
Dustin started with West Richmond Community Centre in 1999 as a summer daycamp volunteer. He found the experience so fun and rewarding that he never left! Since then, Dustin has worked in sports camps, youth camps, summer camps, special events, preschool programs and out-of-school care programs, across nearly all age groups.
Dustin served as the Acting Director of Child Care Services from September 2013 to August 2014 and from January to December 2015. He considers himself a “play specialist” when it comes to working with children. His favourite activities include building large structures with toys and being chased around the playground.
Dustin has attended countless hours of child related workshops and is known to deliver the occasional workshop himself. In his spare time, he enjoys road cycling, eating soup noodles and being a tv connoisseur. When asked if he wants children of his own, Dustin used to reply, “I already have hundreds at work!” He relented and welcomed his first child in 2014.
Emmett Martyniuk - Child Development Assistant Supervisor
Emmett Martyniuk started at West Richmond in the summer of 2006 as a volunteer. He enjoyed his time working with children so much he decided to stick around and now has experience working in a variety of positions with many different age groups. During his time in child care, Emmett discovered that connections with staff, families and the children were most important to him.
In June of 2016, he acquired a Life Skills Coaching Diploma from Rhodes Wellness College and gained valuable skills that he now chooses to share. When not working with children, Emmett’s focus lies in developing and delivering workshops related to a number of topics including improving relationships and self-awareness. His hobbies include soccer, reading, hiking, photography and being silly.