Recently Candace Erickson received notification that she is the recipient of an “Indspire” National bursary.
Erickson was awarded the First Nation, Inuit and Metis Post Secondary Education Award and will receive $2,000.
Erickson is completing her Education Assistant Program at the Fort St. James campus and plans to work in the community school and eventually return to school to complete a Bachelor of Education.
Erickson is a single parent to a three-year-old and a five-year-old and she has made a commitment to provide her children with all the opportunities as if they were raised in a two-parent household.
She started working with children when she ran her own daycare and then she worked as a teacher’s aide.
She loved to see the growth in the children and found it fulfilling to be a part of the positive change in her community. “I have a strong commitment to work with our community and know I can make the greatest impact on our community by working with our children,” said Erickson.
She strives to be a role model for the community and is always looking at new, innovative ways to engage the youth to help them make healthy choices in their lives.
She has a strong commitment to work with the community. Erickson has made plans to use her bursary money to help with a down payment on a house.