Meet The Team

Lori Flinders- McMillan, RSW, MSW, CFNHM

Chief Executive Officer

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Lori is a community member of Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3. Her bundle includes over 20 years of experience in leadership, management, program development, leading best practices, mentorship and proposal writing. Lori also carries a traditional bundle including knowledge in medicines, lands-based healing methodologies and relationships with numerous helpers and healers.

Mandi Olson

RSSW, CFNHM

Vice-Chief Executive Officer

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Mandi is a community member of Six Nations however has resided in Treaty 3 her whole life. She has over 10 years’ experience in mental health and addictions including individualized and group-based counselling, advocacy, case management, program development, training, proposal writing and system navigation. Mandi also carries a knowledge bundle that includes management skills development, presentations experience in National forums, and training grass-roots service provision. 

Bridgit Hayes

RPN

Systems Navigator

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Bridgit is a community member of Lac La Croix First Nation in Treaty 3. Her background includes nursing, mental health and addictions. Bridgit's bundle includes love, laughter and DANCING. A large part of her life is being on the land and the lake.

Bobby Hudon

Program Coordinator

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Bobby is from Manitoba and has experience in community building and creating safe spaces for 2SLGBTTQQIAAP+ folx as well as community members with experiences of human trafficking and the sex trade. In 2019, Bobby moved to Fort Frances to live with his fiancé Jordan.

Jessica Wilson

Program Coordinator

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Jessica is a proud Anishinaabekwe of Rainy River First Nations and has been working within Southern Treaty #3 for the past five years. Her capacity includes providing preventative services such as education and awareness of human trafficking and exploitation.

Jess is a motivator and has a strong passion for empowering women and girls. She is focused on developing safe spaces and creating opportunity for healthy change.

Erika Jourdain

Boozhoo, Ozhawaagineb nindizhinikaaz, bizhew nindoodem, Couchiching nindoonji.

 

Erika is currently completing her social service diploma program. She is a proud Indigenous mother of two boys. Erika carries years of lived experience and had learned through adversity. Her hope is to utilize those experiences to build relationships and make connections that promote healing and growth. She betters herself through connections with people, land and community, spending time with her family and being involved in anything that nourishes her spirit.

 

She looks forward to increasing her level of competency in all aspects and gaining the capacity to provide appropriate and adequate help for all walks of life.

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OUR HELPERS

We want to say Miigwech to our helpers, knowledge keepers and those who continue to empower us each and every day.

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