Director of Indigenous Care
Darla is a Red Butterfly Woman from Siksika, a Blackfoot Nation about an hour outside Calgary. She has lived most of her life in British Columbia, being principally raised in Abbotsford. Darla is a family woman with two boys who are also rooted in Skatin (In-SHUCK-Ch Nation) and she has a loving partner from the Bridge River Band in Lillooet.
Having worked for over a year as a Family Preservation Worker for TAL, Darla is already familiar with the work of the program and understands FASD. The program supports youth through the FASD assessment process and facilitates communication with family and any persons related to the assessment process or the youths’ engagement with the criminal justice system. This culturally influenced support helps reduce the number of youth with FASD entering into ministry care and the criminal justice system and assists youth in reconnecting with birth families, communities and cultures.
Darla says that she is very humbled and excited to be the new Program Manager and is both motivated and optimistic as the program moves forward. Darla has been working in the helping field and with Indigenous communities since 2004.
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