Staff of the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan

 

Susha Weflen, Executive Director

Susha Weflen has been working for the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan since May 9th, 2011. She has transitioned from being a summer student, to the Executive Assistant, to the Community Capacity Support Program Manager, to now the Executive Director. She is from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and lived in La Ronge for 18 years before moving to Saskatoon. She has her Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Management. Her work within the AFCS has allowed her to grow in both her professional and personal life. She is excited to be working at this level and hopes that she can take this opportunity to build the AFCS PTA up so we can be continuously growing to support our friendship centres.
Susha Weflen
Telephone: (306) 955-0762 ext.225
Fax: (306) 955-0972
 


Brad Bird, Aboriginal Cultural Coordinator

Brad has been involved with Saskatoon Indian Metis Friendship Centre since 2003, initially as a staff member working with youth, then as a board member for the last several years.   Born and raised in Saskatoon, Brad is a member of the George Gordon First Nation.  He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in the spring of 2012 with a degree in Political Science, majoring in Aboriginal Public Administration and a Native Studies minor.  Family and friends are an important part of his life, as well as leading an active lifestyle playing a variety of sports such as basketball and golf.  Brad  was previously our Urban Aboriginal Strategy - Saskatoon Coordinator and has been hired as the new Aboriginal Cultural Coordinator of the AFCS Office.
Brad Bird
Phone: 306-955-0762 ext.227
Cell: 306-380-1230
Fax: 306-955-0972
 

 

Laurie Bouvier, Community Capacity Support Manager

    Laurie Bouvier joined the AFCS team in May, 2016 as the Community Capacity Support Manager.  Growing up in small town Manitoba, her husband brought her to Saskatoon in 2004.  Formally trained as a nurse, her career started with Health Canada dealing with Policy & Procedures, then moved on to work with SIIT and the Gabriel Dumont Institute.  Her passion to see the Aboriginal communities thrive is evident in the work she does within the province promoting services and seeking out potential funding opportunities. She can be spotted out fishing with her husband and five daughters in the summer, and in the arena watching her girls play hockey, or snowmobiling in the winter.
 
 

 Phone: 306-955-0762 ext. 224
Cell: 306-220-4089
Email: lbouvier@afcs.ca