Kyle M. Campiou
Kyle Campiou is member of Driftpile first nation and resides in Edmonton. He is currently working as the Provincial Coordinator for the Alberta Fatherhood involvement Initiative. Kyle has been working with, and for, children and families for over 18 years in various roles, and brings with him a breadth of knowledge from his educational and training backgrounds in Spiritual Care, Education, and Social Work. Beginning his career in Edmonton as a Youth Worker, he has worked in many areas which will prove invaluable to his role as the AFII Provincial Coordinator. He also works as a Children’s Facilitator for Aboriginal Counseling Services of Alberta in Edmonton. Prior to joining AFII in August 2016, Kyle was an Aboriginal Cultural Helper with Covenant Health Care and Alberta Health Services for over 10 years, where he worked to connect elders from the community with patients and their families and acted as a liaison addressing aboriginal needs and requirements. Kyle’s commitment to the aboriginal community was also expanded by his role as a residential school trauma specialist during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Yellowknife NWT. Finally, he worked as a school counselor for Kipohtakaw Education Centre (Alexander First Nation school), where he helped staff students and family with resourcing educational needs support to stay in school and navigate personal issues to build a positive connection. Kyle has taken on various family and youth support roles at The Family Center, where he piloted programs such as an “Aboriginal Commitment Coach” a partnered role with City Centre Education Project with Edmonton Public School at Spruce Avenue School. Connecting and supporting “at risk” students and their families with resources. As well as “Aboriginal Young Chefs”, which taught students how to make healthy dietary decisions in a cultural context, and “Shake the Dust”, an Aboriginal Independent Supportive Planning initiative for youth transitioning to independent living. Kyle was proud to be a part of the growth of “Shake the Dust” into a multi-faceted youth program. In his current role, he works with various agencies and partners in a collaborative manor to promote and support father involvement in a multitude of manors and supporting healthy families. He is very proud of the work that has been done and enjoys working with the many people that are passionate about the issue of family violence and making this issue non-existent.