Michele Jones is a PEACE and Rainbows facilitator with Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS). Michele’s ancestry is British and Metis (French and Algonquin). She started her work with CSFS in 2011, for the last 7 years with the Urban Family Preservation Team. Michele was a Family Preservation Worker for the first 4.5 years providing support, planning, and advocacy for women, children, and families engaged with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Her current role is facilitating PEACE, VIP, Rainbows, Prism, and Spectrum. She also trains new staff to facilitate Rainbows in her remote communities. Prior to working with CSFS, Michele worked in the Surrey School District as an Aboriginal Child/Youth Care Worker. As a child of divorce and intimate partner violence, and a single parent herself, she has developed a passion for working with children and families, and promoting self-determination from a culturally safe lens.
Michele is currently in the process of completing BSW and plan to continue her education and be certified in Play Therapy. She loves to share and learn from those around her. A Semiahmoo elder once said to Michele “the day we stop learning is the day we stop breathing and that is a lesson as well”.