Regional Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator
Tumbler Ridge: Colette Ernst firstname.lastname@example.org
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Communities We Serve
Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Kelly Lake Cree Nations, Saulteau First Nations, Tumbler Ridge, West Moberly First Nations
Supporting Children & Families in the South Peace Region
Each year our region puts on several huge Family Events that attract hundreds of families with young children. The South Peace Success By 6 & Children First Table in partnership with Dawson Creek Family Friendly Events Committee is helping make the South Peace a family friendly region where we take care of our own and welcomes new immigrants, transient workers and the new families of oil and gas patch workforce.
Our Aboriginal Engagement Success By 6 partner at the West Moberly First Nation Dakii Daycare developed an Aboriginal Cree language cultural resource that will be distributed to Aboriginal organizations throughout the North East Region of BC.
We continuously design and deliver workshops about the importance of the early years in order to keep parents, social workers, health professionals and ECE caregivers informed of the latest research.
The South Peace Aboriginal Engagement Success By 6 Table meets regularly to discuss support needs for Aboriginal families with young children and includes Daddy and Me, Family Fun Nights at the local Friendship Center, family swims, Banok and Soup with Kukum, Cree lessons for preschoolers, regalia making and tiny tot entries in the local Powwows.
Our Council of Partners
The South Peace Council of Partners has been very stable over the past 6 years with representation form United Way of Northern BC, The Lakeview Credit Union, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health, the South Peace Child Development Center, Municipal Councilors, South Peace Community Resource Society, LiteracyNow, the public libraries, Family Resource Corner, Chetwynd Recreation Department, Axis Family Services, South Peace Child Care Resource and Referral, Supported Child Development, Catholic Family Services, School District #59, parents, Family Support Groups, Tumbler Ridge Community Center, Nawican Friendship Center, Salvation Army.