Appreciate and nurture the strengths and capacities of our people
Communicate and engage, openly and on an ongoing basis
Honour our traditions, customs and beliefs
Involve the voices of our children and the wisdom of our Elders
Learn from one another
Dedicate ourselves to achieving our short and long-term goals
Sasamans Society's vision is to strengthen our children and families in a community-driven and culturally appropriate manner. In the kwak'wala language, sasamans means "our children"; the society's name reflects our intention to listen, acknowledge and honour the voices of the communities that we serve. Sasamans is supported and guided by the board of directors (BOD), comprised of 16 community representatives from our partnering communities and organizations.
Sasamans is funded through Ministry of Children & Family Development under the Indigenous Approach to co-develop creative traditional service delivery models that meets the needs of our communities. The work undertaken by Sasamans is designed to identify the gaps in service and complement the aboriginal urban agencies and/or first nations bands.
We measure our accomplishments by the success we achieve in balancing our limited resources with the needs of the communities we serve. We do this by identifying high priority COMMON needs across our various communities.