Timiskaming Best Start Indigenous Connectors

One of the most valuable resources we have in Timiskaming is access to two Indigenous Connectors who help link with local families. Stephanie King-McLaren (South end of Timiskaming) and Laura-Jean Flood (North end of Timiskaming).

The Connectors act as a resource for parents, service providers and the community in general regarding any and all of the children's services.

  • Spend time with families to develop trust.

  • Identify needs and gaps for and with parents.

  • Refer parents to most appropriate service available.

  • Link service providers and school boards together to operate joint initiatives.

  • Link community services and initiatives to others to facilitate exchanges and joint programming when possible, including school boards.

The Connectors are also available to provide insight to agencies, particularly in enlightening Non-Indigenous staff in the area of local teachings.

Recent news

The April 2015 newsletter "Just Keeping You Posted" is available.

Just Keeping You Posted - April 2015

Early Learning Program parent testimonials