As many of you already know, the numbers of Innu children and youth in the care of CSSD are staggering. Because the placement options in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish are maxed out, it is all too common for children to be removed from their communities and placed in Homes on the island or even outside of our province.
This leaves them disconnected from their
In order to help keep their children at home, Mushuau Innu First Nation (the band in Natuashish) is working with Aurelia to set up an Emergency Placement Home in the community. This is a capacity-development project - there are no trained Child and Youth Care Workers in Natuashish... yet.
Here's where you come in!
Between Sept 10th and Oct 5th, 2018, 10 Innu CYCW trainees will be travelling to St. John's to learn from Blue sky's experienced staff. The best way for them to learn is on the job, and the best way for that to happen is alongside you.
We are looking for 10 of you -
10 experienced CYCWs who are interested in acting as a mentor and providing one-on-one support to an Innu trainee.*
Contact Aurelia for more details and to get involved!
*Mentors will be trained in advance, supported at every step of the way by the Aurelia team, and compensated for any and all time outside of their regularly scheduled shifts.