Building Student Success with Aboriginal Parents
(BSSAP)
Flin Flon BSSAP Committee Partnerships
Leslie Power - Family Liaison Worker, Ruth Betts Community School
Erin Dadson - Family Liaison Worker, Ecole McIsaac School
Jill Rideout - Family Liaison Worker, Hapnot Collegiate
Jeremiah Hermann - Garay - Program & Events Coordinator, Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Loretta McDermott - Community Youth Resource Centre Director
Mike Linklater - Parent Representative
Sylvie Dufour - VP Ecole McIsaac School
Patty Korchinski - VP Many Faces, Hapnot Collegiate
Shayna Ritchie - Teacher, Ruth Betts Community School
Constance McLeese - Flin Flon School Division Superintendent
Katie Kawerski - Flin Flon Sweetgrass Aboriginal Headstart Director
Sandra Garinger - Guidance Counselor, Hapnot Collegiate
Carol Sutherland - Community Connector, Creighton Community School
Courtney Lycan - Community Connector, Ruth Betts Community School
Jenilee Lengyel - Parent Child Coordinator, Ruth Betts Community School
Elder Margaret Head Steppan - FFSD Cultural Advisor
Doreen Roman - Parent/Community representative
Shari Anderson - Teacher, Many Faces
Sharon Trubiak - Guidance Counselor, École McIsaac School

Building Student Success with Aboriginal Parents (BSSAP) Project
BSSAP is an initiative funded by the Aboriginal Education Directorate. Our goal is to increase Aboriginal education and parental/community involvement opportunities through special events, cultural workshops, guest presenters, family gatherings, and connections with local agencies and other school-based projects (Friendship Centre, Youth Centre, CSPI). Also, to provide school staff with an increased awareness through training in order to become a more culturally proficient and diverse school division. Some activities and initiatives our local BSSAP project has funded are: Family Feasts, school-based drum groups, hoop dance troupe, classroom traditional teachings, staff PD sessions, classroom resources, and other cultural opportunities.

Links
Aboriginal Education Directorate: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/aed/
Truth and Reconciliation Commission: http://www.trc.ca
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/
8th Fire : Aboriginal peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward: http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/8thfire/

BSSAP Contacts:
Jill Rideout: Family Liaison Worker
Hapnot Collegiate
204-687-7506
jrideout@ffsd.mb.ca

Leslie Power: Family Liaison Worker
Ruth Betts Community School
204-687-8869
lpower@ffsd.mb.ca