WHITEHORSE – The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) hosted a graduation event at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on March 12th to celebrate the 14 Yukon First Nations graduates that completed the inaugural offering of the Yukon First Nations Family Support Worker Training Program.
The program was co-developed by the Council of Yukon First Nations and Camosun College and offered an adapted curriculum that reflects the unique culture and needs of Yukon First Nations.
The program is a part of CYFN’s efforts to improve outcomes for Yukon First Nations families and address the overrepresentation of Yukon First Nations children in the child welfare system. Graduates of the program will help to increase capacity within Yukon First Nations to ensure that family support services address the needs within the communities which is a key objective of the program.
The graduates of the initial offering of the Yukon First Nations Family Support Worker Training Program included:
Brenda Asp Northern Tutchone/Tahltan/Tlingit Leadership Award Recipient
Crystal Bolton Ross River Dena Council
May Bolton Ross River Dena Council Cultural Champion Award Recipient
Lisa Boutilier Teslin Tlingit Council
Mellissa Charlie Ross River Dena Council
Melanie Dickson Liard First Nation
Ashley Edzerza Selkirk First Nation
Jodi Jules Teslin Tlingit Council
Gladys Ladue Ross River Dena Council Transformation Award Recipient
Lauren McGinty Selkirk First Nation
Joy O’Brien Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation
Heather Saggers First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun Academic Achievement Award Recipient
Elizabeth Shorty Ross River Dena Council
Crystal Stoll Carcross/Tagish First Nation
For further information:
|Lael Lund |
Council of Yukon First Nations
P: 867.393.9200 ext. 9223 | cyfn.ca