Bridging the Gap BTG

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The Bridging the Gap program (BTG) provides critical supports to Inuit students and increases the knowledge and awareness of all students about Inuit history, culture, and values. Program components included 1-1 student support, advocacy, consultation, school liaison, classroom presentations, parent support and education, cultural awareness and education workshops for teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Meet the Team!

Student Support Coordinator
The student Support Coordinator provides 1-to-1 support for Inuit students and parents struggling with navigating the education system. The Student Support Coordinator supports parents at school meetings and ensures that the needs of their children are being met along with being a resource for teachers and supporting teams who work directly with Inuit students and their families.

BTG Presenters
Aalla and Genova bring Inuit culture, art, and history alive for students through a variety of presentations. Presenters also deliver Cultural Enrichment Workshops to educators to increase cultural competency. These workshops provide and understanding of the factors important to working in a culturally safe and aware way with Inuit students.

BTG Coordinator
The BTG Coordinator is the main contact and liaison between the BTG Team, schoolteachers, administrators, and board employees. The BTG Coordinator oversees and coordinates the delivery of BTG programs and services. The main goal for the BTG Coordinator is to help develop and provide cultural information, education, and support to schools, students, and parents in promoting school success for elementary and secondary school students.
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