LYNN POWERS

RCC Counsellor

Department:

All My Relations

Lynn is an RCC Counsellor at All My Relations. She enjoys helping the men regain footing and once again find themselves. First, I would like to thank the Stó: lö Nation and sԑmi’a: mu: (Semiahmoo) Nation people for allowing me to be on their traditional and unceded territory. My name is Lynn Power I am a visitor, originally from the Fisher River (Ochekwi-Sipi) Cree Nation in Manitoba I acknowledge the teachings of the elders and knowledge keepers from these territories. I completed my graduate studies receiving M.Ed., Administration Leadership at the University of British Columbia.  My designations include; Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Certified Addictions Counsellor II (CACII) with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification and bring with me over 22 years experience working in the field of mental health and addiction, complex trauma and crisis intervention. Having worked with diverse groups of clientele within the Indigenous community as a Family Strengthening Worker, High Risk Youth Family Worker, Case Manager, Cultural Educator, Facilitator, Addictions Counsellor and Supervisor I am knowledgeable of the history and the relationship between Indigenous people and the Canadian government including; colonization, oppression, the legacy of Residential Schools and the Inter-generational effects including trauma. I am honoured to have a son and daughter both working in the trades as steamfitters; both have blessed me with grandsons who are 10 days apart.  My volunteer work includes; participating on the Burnaby School District Aboriginal Enhancement Committee, Director positions on various boards including the Aboriginal Policing Centre, Director on the Board of Dan\u2019s Legacy.  I am currently holding a position on the Board of Directors of Journeys around the Circle Society.