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Family-Centred Practice from the Perspective of Aboriginal Infant and Child Development Programs

November 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

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November 2021 is National Indigenous Disability Awareness month and the Virtual Learning Series will feature Family-centered practice from the perspective of Aboriginal infant and child development programs.

This one-hour virtual session will introduce participants to the core principles and foundational ideas of family-centered practice, as applied by Aboriginal Infant Development programs and Aboriginal Supported Child Development programs. Participants will learn what is cultural safety for Indigenous families, how to create safe spaces, and the importance of home visiting in supporting healthy child development.

The speakers will address how collaborations and coordination of services with mainstream programs is critical to removing barriers for Indigenous families. Coming from a perspective of inclusion that recognizes each child for their gifts, the speakers will share their expertise and provide examples of best practices for family-centered practice in early childhood and beyond.

This session is particularly relevant to staff in child development centres, infant development program and supported childcare development program consultants, social workers, service providers, and family support workers.





  • Diana Elliott, Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Infant Development Programs 
  • Jackie Watts, Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs
  • Rona Sterling-Collins, Regional Advisor (Thompson/Shuswap/Cariboo) for Aboriginal Early Childhood Programs 
  • Tanya Brown, Manager, Mother Bear Child Development, Squamish Nation 



Erika Cedillo, Director of Public Policy and Programing, Inclusion BC 

Presented in partnership with the Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Infant Development Programs, Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs, Aboriginal Early Childhood Development, and Mother Bear Child Development, Squamish Nation. 


November 17, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
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