• To advocate and liaise on behalf of Indigenous inmates with Institution Staff, Probation Services, Parole Services, related Ministries, Community Agencies & Services, and First Nation Communities.
  • To Provide information to Indigenous offenders regarding Programs and Services available.
  • To develop and provide opportunities for Indigenous inmates to practice and increase their awareness of Culture, Traditions, and Values
  • To coordinate or facilitate Indigenous specific programs where appropriate (i.e. solvent abuse, domestic violence, anger management)
  • To coordinate/ facilitate individual and group counselling.
  • To encourage and support the involvement of Indigenous offenders in Indigenous specific or other institution programs as appropriate
  • To assist inmates with the development of discharge plans including maintenance or development of linkages with family and support services in the community.
  • To provide for the participation and involvement of Indigenous Community Groups and individuals in Institution Programs as appropriate.
  • To coordinate/ facilitate translation and interpretive services as required.
  • To consult with the Ministry and Aboriginal Community in providing training on Indigenous Culture to Institution Staff and, where feasible and appropriate, to Probation and Parole Staff.

Program Coordinator

Gaylene Lebreche