Aboriginal Support

Your Burnaby South Aboriginal Support ūüôā

At Burnaby South, there are 2 staff members who provide Aboriginal Support to Aboriginal Students:  Aboriginal Secondary Resource Teacher & Aboriginal Youth & Family Support Worker

Aboriginal Youth & Family Support Worker 

The Aboriginal Youth & Family Support Worker provides support for the social, emotional and personal development of Aboriginal Students.  They also provide support to the Aboriginal families whose children are attending school in Burnaby.

Other areas where the Aboriginal Youth & Family Support Worker may be involved include:

  • Collaborate with the Aboriginal Education Support Team members regarding school district programs for students
  • Facilitate Secondary¬†Aboriginal Circle Program
  • Oversee Attitude & Attendance Contracts
  • Eagle Feather Incentive Program
  • Organizing year end Aboriginal Achievement Ceremony
  • Oversee Aboriginal Youth Leadership Team
  • Provide one-on-one support to students/parents
  • Provide short-term Crisis Intervention
  • Assist with Integrated Case Management Planning
  • Help parents and students understand the school system
  • Encourage parents to participate in district parent groups
  • Provide parents with information about Aboriginal Education Programs & Services

gena sanderson

At Burnaby South on: ¬†Wednesday’s & Thursday’s
Room:  C123
Email:   mendo.bjarnason@sd41.bc.ca




Aboriginal Secondary Resource Teacher

The Aboriginal Secondary Resource Teacher provides culturally relevant programs & services to all Aboriginal students.  They also provide support to other teachers to help Aboriginal Students be successful in school, and helps teachers implement Aboriginal curriculum into their classrooms.

Other areas where the Aboriginal Secondary Resource Teacher may be involved include:

  • Overseeing Aboriginal Circle Program
  • Organizing year end Aboriginal Achievement Ceremony
  • Eagle Feather Incentive Program
  • Collaborate with teachers to include Aboriginal cultural content across the curriculum
  • Present at District & School-Based Workshops
  • Recommend Aboriginal resource materials/people for students, teachers and teacher/librarians