Cassandra is a Metis woman with roots in the Lac La Biche area of Northern Alberta, and has ancestors who came from the Red River Valley. Currently she resides on the traditional and unceded territory of the Tk’emlups te Sewepemc People. She has also been a kinship care provider for her three nieces for a total of 14 years. Cassandra has a Bachelor of Social Work Degree which she completed at NVIT in Merritt, BC.
Cassandra begun as a volunteer with Parent Support Services Society of BC in 2018 where she co-facilitated a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle in Kamloops. Cassandra is now the Program Coordinator for the Interior Region and part time Advocate Social Worker.
“Being a kinship care provider has been rewarding, yet it has its very unique struggles. Not only are you parenting a child who likely has some trauma or special needs, but you have to navigate very big systems at the same time. It can be overwhelming and isolating. Finding the right supports and learning to be a strong advocate for myself and my nieces has helped me on this journey.”
To connect with Cassandra about programming in the Interior:
Phone: (250) 384-8042
To connect with the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Line:
Lower Mainland: (604) 558-4740
Outside the Lower Mainland (no charge): 1-855-474-9777