Meet the team

Executive Director

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In transition.

Program Director

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Tracy Hamilton joined the team last October, 2018 and now supports the staff with their programs.

Family Development Worker

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Agnes Wallace, who worked for SWFC for countless years, continues her family support program with a number of daily activities for families.

Youth Development Worker

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Jenn Hanrath, hired as a youth worker after finishing a bachelors at VIU, facilitates a program by youth for youth, which includes occasional field trips, drop-ins and an annual trip to Gathering Our Voices.

Bridges Worker

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Cerelina was hired as the new bridges coordinater in January 2019, bringing a new enthusiasm and passion to the job of reconnecting childre in care and their parents.

Aboriginal Infant Development

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Yvonne Wilson gives support and education to families with infants. The program is based out of the ‘Namgis First Nation K’wak’walat’si Child & Family Services.

Administrative Support

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 Jeannette Johansson joined the team in 2018 and now works as the front desk receptionist and administrative support to programs.

Finance Administrator

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Grace Wilson manages the centre's financial-related tasks, like budget  and payroll, tracking grant funding, and maintain financial records for taxes.

Health and Wellness Worker

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Violet Alfred was the former child development worker but has now stepped into a role as health and wellness worker. 

Social Support Worker

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Jenny Child joined in 2013 as the roots worker, family development and now works in social supports for two years. She is from Kwakiutl First Nation.

Poverty Law Advocate

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Thomas Kervin has worked three local First Nations and was recently hired as the poverty law advocate. He started his position in April 2019 after joining the team as a consultant and former youth worker.

Housing First Worker

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Currently vacant.