Echoes of First Nations and Metis Values Project - South Vancouver Island

The Aboriginal Engagement Initiative - Success By 6 South Island have recently completed their Echoes of First Nations and Metis Values Project. This project has led to the creation of a visual report as well as an accompanying video.

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Experiences in early childhood are fundamental determinants of lifelong well-being. In this project we interviewed 108 Aboriginal families, care givers and service providers living in South Vancouver Island 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 a population of interest to be articulated. The population of interest is individuals working with or raising young urban Aboriginal children (age 0-6 years). The outcome is a unique and important perspective to inform early childhood services and practice. 

RESEARCH GOALS & PRIORITIES:

To better understand the values and beliefs of individuals working with or raising Aboriginal young children on South Vancouver Island and articulate this important perspective to inform early childhood services and practice. 

View the video and visual report below.

Visit the Aboriginal Engagement Initiative - Success By 6 South Island website for further information on this project and their other programs.