Cultural Resource Coordinator Program

Program Coordinators: Lorne Pawis

Contact Email(s):

Phone: 519-371-1147 ext. 231


The focus of the Cultural Resource Coordinator will be to use traditional teachings, ceremonies and events across all our programs to build strong children, youth and families.
The coordinator will also work collaboratively with other agencies through outreach and strategic partnerships to build community capacity to heal and grow.

The Cultural Resource Coordinator is the point person in the Friendship Centre who provides a consistent cultural framework across the Centre and all programs. The Cultural Resource Coordinator provides or facilitates access to traditional and traditional people as needed, and using a prevention lens, to meet the needs of children, youth and families as a priority. The Cultural Resource Coordinator works to promote cultural awareness, safety and competency within the Friendship Centre and Friendship Centre communities.

  • To facilitate increased access to culture and cultural knowledge within the Friendship Centre, with children, youth and families as the priority, and from a perspective that promotes healing and wellness.
  • To ensure safe transmission of cultural knowledge for Friendship Centre communities.
  • To promote a positive sense of Indigenous identity among children, youth and families.

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