DPSS team members were featured twice in the December 2022 edition of Tipâchimûn Misinihîkan, CBHSSJB employee newsletter.
“Stronger Together” Conference
To mark the end of 2022 as the Year of Special Needs, the Cree School Board hosted the “Stronger Together” symposium in Gatineau from November 29 – December 1, 2022. The symposium, which was organized in collaboration with the Cree Nation Government and Cree Board of Health, hosted workshops, presentations, discussion groups and on-site support sessions for 300 parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs from Eeyou Istchee.
DPSS Interim Coordinator Aimee-Elizabeth Parsons and PPRO-Team Leader Arnaituk Gagnon-Auclair were part of the planning committee that worked for a year to organize the symposium.
DPSS team members also took an active role during the symposium, with Cynthia Miller-Lautman, Trevor Friesen, Aimee-Elizabeth and Arnaituk giving presentations and hosting workshops.
Sensory Awareness Training for Mânûhîkû
Following the success of the “Stronger Together” symposium, Cynthia Miller-Lautman, Occupational Therapist and Team Leader with DPSS, was invited to give a sensory awareness training to the Mânûhîkû team during their annual three-day meeting in Montreal.
To learn more about sensory awareness, check out this video.
To request a training for your team or your community, please use this form.