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Virtual Adolescent Parent Day – “Healthy Relationships/Healthy Parenting”

October 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This year, APIN is pleased to have Melissa Brown and Cecil Sveinson present, “Healthy Relationships/Healthy Parenting”. Melissa is an Anishinaabe/Dene registered midwife from Sagkeeng First Nation and the Navajo Nation. She is Co-founder of Zaagi’idiwin, an Indigenous led organization that strives to center Indigenous people as the experts of Maternal Child Health in their communities. Cecil is from Poplar River Anishinaabe Nation, a remote community on the eastern shores of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cecil is currently serving as the manager of the Indigenous Relations Division at the City of Winnipeg. Prior to that, Cecil worked for a child welfare organization where he designed and delivered cultural and prevention programming for Indigenous children, youth and families. He was also asked to assist Senator Murray Sinclair with his investigation into systemic racism and the Thunder Bay Police Service Board. Cecil also served as a police officer for 25 years with the Winnipeg Police Service where he retired at the rank of Sergeant. Cecil trained his fellow officers for 20 of those years and served as adjunct faculty for the Canadian Police College. Cecil has also been engaged as a public speaker for over 20 years, his most high-profile event being the opening speaker for the Canadian Association of Professional Speaker’s international conference in 2012.

Together, Melissa and Cecil will present on the topics of:

  1. Healthy lifestyle, selfcare and reproductive choices.
  2. Healthy Relationships.
  3. Healthy Parenting.
  4. How we were raised can impact who we are and our parenting roles today.
  5. How to start to heal from inter-generational trauma.
  6. What the role of a father means.

This APIN event is open to adolescents/young adults (up to the age of 25) and service providers.

Pre-registration is mandatory. Your agency/organization/school can show this presentation to a group or it can be viewed individually.

To register please email Joanne Waskin at apin@apin.org with the following information:

Your name (please state if you are an adolescent/young adult or service provider).

Email address (the link to the presentation will be sent to this email address)

If the presentation is being shown to a group, please provide the name of your organization and the number of people that will be viewing the presentation.

Please register no later than Monday, October 25th.   We hope that you can join us!


October 28, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm