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Families and caregivers of children ages 0-8 are invited to come together in a safe space for camaraderie, inspiration, problem solving, and support. Bring your thoughts, questions and wonderings to the conversation circle and share and encourage each other.
Our guest speakers’ presentation is primarily focused on Early Years, with a minor overview of services beyond early years, which ranges from birth to the child’s 9th birthday. We will be doing a brief overview of MNBC as a whole and what it means to be Métis. The services we’ll be talking about include our imagination library, the well-being program for children that require extra support needs, and childcare benefits.
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS ARE:
Nicky Bartel is a Métis Childcare Navigator & Support Coordinator as well as an Early Childhood Educator. Nicky has worked in the field for almost 30 years, in a variety of setting and roles. She has three grown children and loves spending time in nature and is honored to be an ally for the Métis People. With gratitude she lives, works, and raised her family on the unceded territory of the L’htako Dene and home to the North Cariboo Metis Association.
Alisha Wilson is the Family Connections Navigator for the Northern Region. This year will mark her 20th year working in childcare. Alisha loves to travel and spend any spare time she has outside being a hockey mom, outdoors camping, fishing, skiing.
I am the Métis Wellbeing Coordinator with the Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program. I bring 9 years combined experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and children with complex trauma needs. I started at MNBC this year and I’ve been very happy gaining as much knowledge as I can about my culture and heritage so I can bring these teachings to my young daughter. I live and work on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.
Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not-for-profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability.
FSI is unique in Canada and the only grass roots family to family organization that has a broad volunteer base.
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