Graduating Class of 2021 for Yukon First Nations Family Support Worker Training Program

Yukon First Nations Family Support Worker Training Program

Congratulations to the first graduating class from the Yukon First Nations Family Support Worker Training Program with YAWC's staff Joy O'Brien.

The dedication to her work as YAWC's Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Outreach Coordinator is unwavering. Her passion, love, care and commitment to Yukon and Northern British Columbia families is inspiring. The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council staff and on behalf of our board of directors congratulate her on this achievement. 

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. 


Credits: Creative Crow Media (video), Mark Kelly(photography)

 

Graduates of the program will help increase Yukon First Nations' capacity to ensure that family support services address the needs within the communities, which is a vital objective of the program.

The graduates of the initial offering of the Yukon First Nations Family Support Worker Training Program included:

Joy O’Brien Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

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

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