The Cultural Liaison at CHC works as a part of the Student Support Team and assists First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in connecting to post-secondary institutions, gathering information on admission requirements, connecting students to culture (i.e. Elders, ceremonies, etc), setting and reaching goals, mentoring, advocating for students with teachers and administrative staff, and much more.
Joanne Ladouceur – Cultural Liaison
My name is Joanne Ladouceur and I come from the traditional Metis territory of St. Albert and Lac St Anne. It is with humility and gratitude, that I acknowledge the teachings from the Knowledge Keepers and Elders whom I have been fortunate enough to work with over the years. These teachings, knowledge and wisdom, form the foundation of the work that I do as I journey alongside our Indigenous students. For twenty years, I have served the urban First Nations, Metis and Inuit student and family populations including time on the Metis settlements of Kikino and Buffalo Lake, northeast of Edmonton.
I humbly acknowledge the teachings from the Knowledge keepers and Elders whom I have been fortunate enough to work over the years as these teachings form the foundation of the work that I do and I express extreme gratitude for these experiences and opportunities.