Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT
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Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad is the Program Director of the Baawaating Family Health Team, which coordinates the provision of primary health care services to patients in the community.
She has served as an instructor at Sault College teaching various courses over the years with a specialty in the course entitled Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada to students in various programs. She also teaches at Algoma University in the Anishinaabe Studies areas. Since 1992, she has worked as a consultant, trainer and public speaker with Bea Shawanda and Associates on subjects such as family systems theory, community trauma and recovery, community development and cross-cultural education. Between August 2007 and September 2010, she served as executive director of the Indian Friendship Centre, helping to implement, evaluate and account for various health and social programs in a network of partnerships in Sault Ste. Marie and the neighbouring First Nation and North Shore area.
Edgar-Webkamigad has also been a youth program coordinator, a community work program instructor and substitute teacher in social work classes at Algoma University.
An honours diploma recipient in social service careers from Mount Royal University in Calgary, she completed her B.A. in Anishnaabemowin and Indigenous Studies and graduated from Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (partnered with Algoma University) in 2013. Edgar-Webkamigad completed the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University to earn her B.Ed. Elizabeth is currently working on completion of her Master of Arts in Integrated Studies from Athabasca University.
Edgar-Webkamigad, OCT, was appointed to Council in March 2014.