Casey Sabawi is currently the Indigenous Programs Support Manager at Frontier College, a nation non-profit literacy organization, where since 2006, he has been responsible for coordinating Frontier College’s literacy initiatives – namely the Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps – that are held in partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations across the country. Casey is of Indonesian ancestry although he was born and raised in Singapore before immigrating to Canada in 2002. He holds a B.A. (Hons) in Public Policy from the University of Toronto.
WORKSHOP TITLE : Frontier College’s Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps
DESCRIPTION : In this session, participants will be introduced to Frontier College’s Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps program which is held every summer in partnership with over 100 First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. The session will also explore the ways in which non-Indigenous organizations like Frontier College can work respectfully and meaningfully with Indigenous communities, and examine some of the links between literacy, Indigenous youth mental health, and community capacity and well-being.