DPSS Featured in Tipâchimûn Misinihîkan

DPSS team members were featured twice in the December 2022 edition of Tipâchimûn Misinihîkan, CBHSSJB employee newsletter.

“Stronger Together” Conference

From left to right: Trevor Friesen, Arnaituk Gagnon-Auclair, Christina Kitty’s father (who made the speaker gifts) and Aimee-Elizabeth Parsons. Photo: Aimee-Elizabeth Parson

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.