Prince Rupert Regional Educator
My name is Reneé Morven. I am the Prince Rupert Educator for BCSS. I originally come from the community of Gitlaxt’aamiks aka as Aiyansh. I am a mother of three children, two of them being young adult sons, and a 16-year-old daughter who has high complex needs and is completely dependent in all areas of daily activity. I live and work in the traditional and unceded Territory of the Ts’msyen people, in Prince Rupert. I am a volunteer resource parent who has provided support to other families who have a child or family member with a disability, diagnosed or not. My work experience has been with community outreach, workshop facilitation, meeting with families in a group or one on one settings and engaging with other volunteer resource parents. I know how valuable it is to share our lived experience with others in hopes of helping to reduce isolation, empower families, and provide encouragement.
I have a passion for working with wild medicine and plants that heal. Practicing herbalism is looking at the person as a whole and knowing that no one is exactly the same. Therefore, there is more than one way of problem solving. I have worked with many community members and know that it’s with continuous slow and steady positive encounters that we build trust and relationship. It’s sitting down and having that cup of tea or coffee that we get to know each other. With this experience, and the skills I bring, I am happy to be given on opportunity to work with BCSS organization.
I will help families in their journey of hope and helping to build their capacity with our resources, provide that lending ear, safe space and ensure confidentiality.