Tansi, Oki Napi, Abawashded! Hello!
Victoria School is proud to offer supports for our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Through culturally relevant resources and fostering relationships within our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community, we hope to work together in creating a welcoming learning environment where students are able to excel, create, connect, and find balance in all aspects of their lives.
Victoria's Cultural Liaison
My name is Taylor Rubin and I am very excited to have joined the Victoria School community as Cultural Liaison supporting Indigenous education, Treaty relations, and cultural exchange.
Who am I? I was born and raised here in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), as Sami and a third-generation settler Canadian. I completed my Bachelor of Education along with a Community Service-Learning and Engagement Certificate at the University of Alberta. I have since worked in the role as Cultural Liaison with Edmonton Public Schools in November of 2015 and am very grateful to have the opportunity to be working alongside students in their learning journeys. As an advocate for community-based learning, allyship and social justice, I look forward to supporting all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Victoria to be successful and well-rounded individuals.
What is my role? As a Cultural Liaison, I will be supporting the community within Victoria to foster a sense of belonging for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and their families to develop an increased level of school engagement. Some of my specific roles include:
- Providing liaison services that support educational programming for Indigenous students.
- Empowering students and families to become connected to their school community, connecting students with each other and sharing cultural knowledge.
- Collaborating with staff on events that celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.
- Assessing student’s academic and career needs, creating attainable goals and assisting students in reaching goals.
When to find me: Monday-Friday, 8:15-4:15pm
Victoria's First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison is able to connect students with members of the community that will support students in their personal growth. Some of the benefits of these connections include: employment, volunteer opportunities, academic support, cultural growth, health and wellness.