Cultural Resource Worker provides access to culture and culture based program and service delivery. The main focus of the program is to improve identity and foster healthy relationships for urban Indigenous children, youth and families.
As identified by Friendship Centres, the need is great for a consistent approach and access to culture and cultural knowledge for those who use its services. A dedicated Cultural Resource Worker within Friendship Centres will fill a cultural gap and provide regular assistance for urban Indigenous children, youth and families involved in Friendship Centre programming.
By providing direct counselling, support, teaching and ceremonies, the Worker also offers preventative services. The Cultural Resource Worker, through a range of approaches, provides activities which will foster a strong sense of well-being and positive Indigenous identity. Children and youth who are grounded in culture and who have positive associations with Indigenous identity are far more likely to transition into adulthood confident, capable and prepared. Connectedness to culture for children and youth is a critical aspect of development and wholistic well-being. The Cultural Resource Worker plays a significant role in building and maintaining the cultural foundations urban Indigenous children, youth and families require to achieve healthier outcomes.
For more information, contact:
Dwayne Morrison, Cultural Resource Worker
516 Portage Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario