HIV/AIDS Awareness Program
HIV/AIDS Awareness Worker
250-847-5211 Ext: 209
The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre was pleased to welcome Nellie Boonstra to our team in 2021! Nellie was born and raised in BC’s Bulkley Valley. She is a member of the St’át’imc Nation (Bridge River Band), briefly lived in the Nechako region of the province, but returned to live in Smithers 2001—grateful for everything the Town and area offers, especially berry picking, rock hounding, and the outdoors! Nellie loves being an active member of the close knit community, giving back and helping others. Nellie’s compassion, caring, and enthusiasm shine through in her position; she truly enjoys being part of the team at the Friendship Centre. At present, she is learning more about her Indigenous ancestry and culture, passing on knowledge to her children.
The H.I.V./A.I.D.S Awareness Program delivers non-judgmental services, activities, and information to all people about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (H.I.V. / A.I.D.S. and Hepatitis C) and Sexually Transmitted Infections. The program and its partners focus on increasing awareness of transmission, demystifying experiences, and encouraging testing. Come in to check out what’s going on!