Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Program
AECD Program Coordinator
Kate joined the Friendship Centre in 2008 upon completion of her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria. Motivated by a passion for social justice, Kate works with families to help them achieve their optimal potential. Kate provides advocacy, counselling, and parenting services to families motivated to be the best they can be.
Pregnancy Outreach Worker
Jackie joined the Friendship Centre in 2013 after her youngest child started school. As a Mom, Jackie understands the importance of healthy beginnings, and works hard to support pre- and post natal families. Jackie runs the pregnancy outreach program that provides drop-in programing, pre/post natal education, home visiting, and other supports to women and their families throughout pregnancy and the first year of baby’s life.
Early Childhood Worker
Janine is an expert with the unique strengths and challenges of raising young children. She provides hands on support, and early childhood education, in a play based setting, helping to ensure that when children enter school they will be ready for success. Janine also provides on-site child-minding services to give parents with the space they need to learn, and focus, during weekly drop-in groups, and parenting classes.
Family Support Worker
Cheylene has been with the Friendship Centre since 2008, starting as the After School Program Coordinator, and currently in the role of Family Support Worker. Cheylene’s tremendous base of knowledge, and skills around child development and parenting, make her a valuable resource for community families with children ages 0-6. make her an expert in working with school-aged children. As a mother, Cheylene understands the challenges of child-raising and is eager to connect with community parents to provide the supports they need to help them with their journey.
M-Th 8:30-4:30 drop-in or call for appointment
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Aboriginal Child and Youth Worker
Carrie has dedicated her life to supporting children and youth in her community which has made her a natural fit for her role as Aboriginal Child & Youth worker within our connections Program. Carrie works directly with school age children, and youth who are, or have been in foster care, as well as operating a daily youth drop-in program, open to all community youth ages 13-18. Carrie strives to improve outcomes for the children, and youth she works with, helping them to achieve their optimal developmental potential.
After School Program Coordinator
Jeremy has been involved with the friendship centre since he was a youth himself, emerging as a strong leader and positive role model. Jeremy began work as the After School Program Assistant, taking over the role as coordinator in 2016. Jeremy has a diversity of skills, and talents, making him an inspiring, and engaging program leader for school age children. Jeremy is dedicated to the kids he works with, offering them an engaging mix of learning opportunities, fun, and caring, helping them to succeed in all areas of their lives.