Early Years Centre
Early Years Coordinator
Jackie Maurer’s background is Métis/German, originating from the Colville Nation and Salzburg Austria. Born and raised in Smithers, BC: Jackie moved to Houston, BC when she was 17. She has spent her whole life living in the beautiful Bulkley Valley.
Jackie joined Houston’s Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society team in 2013. As a mother of a large blended family, she understands the importance of healthy families, cultural connection, and perseveres to support families through her work in the community.
Jackie has studied in Aboriginal Focused Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma training, and runs the Early Years program.
The Early Years program provides culturally appropriate programming for children and families, including weekly drop-in programming, referrals, home visit support, and one-on-one support to early years families in Houston and its surrounding communities.