Regional Coordinator for Vancouver Island
My name is Emily Mayson and I am of the Coast Salish people from the Snuneymuxw First Nation that reside on Vancouver Island. I am the Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents Regional Coordinator for Vancouver Island. I have recently returned to work from being on maternity leave. My husband and I have been very blessed in having a little baby boy, which has given me great insight and perspective into what it means to be a parent. Becoming a parent has brought me much joy.
I have a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, graduating in 2005. My passion and motivation has been to work in Aboriginal community, in particular regarding child welfare. I believe as people and communities we have a responsibility to work together to better support and enhance the lives of children. I believe we need a strong foundation of services and supports that are available for access for our children and their caregivers. ‘It takes a community to raise a child, and no child should ever be left behind.’
I would like to acknowledge the hard work and the dedication the caregivers have committed themselves to looking after children. My hands go up to the caregivers for opening their hearts and opening their homes.
Please feel free to contact anytime. Thank-you!