Another fabulous Community Connection Completed!
After receiving another gracious donation of hundreds and hundreds of books from Hardisty School early in the fall, I reached out to Alexander First Nations and learned of an amazing program that we could donate the books to where children and families would enjoy them.
After the half hour drive to their community, we were invited in to tour the warm and inviting home where families and children are supported and can get help in accessing the supports they need.
This program is guided by Jordan’s principal which helps to ensure that no child will go without necessary services. Named after a five-year-old child who died never having the opportunity to live in his family home because Canadian governments could not resolve who was financially responsible for his necessary home care. Jordan had been cleared by Doctors to go home two years prior to his death while still waiting in the hospital.
In 2007, a Private Members Motion 296 passed unanimously in the House of Commons to ensure that any First Nations child will receive necessary services without delay or disruption, as any other child in this country would.
It was an honour and a privilege to meet a group of amazing people who are truly making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
EDLC Executive, CUPE 3550 Member
Chair, Community Connections Committee