Giving Voice to Aboriginal Families

Experiences in early childhood are fundamental determinants of lifelong well-being. In this project, we will give voice to Aboriginal families and caregivers on what they believe is important to the well being of their young children. A methodology adopted from social psychology, called ‘echo’ enables the values and beliefs of the population of interest to be articulated. The population of interest is individuals working with or raising young Aboriginal children (ages 0-6 years) in the Greater Victoria Capital Region. The outcome is a unique and important perspective to inform early childhood services and practice. The intern will be involved in all aspects of this community-based research project. This research supports and informs the programs and services for Aboriginal children and families provided by the partner organization.

Josh Meyer
Faculty Supervisor: 
Beverly Smith
British Columbia
Partner University: