AVRCE’s Parent Navigator, Tammy Ring, helps guide families to supports and services. As part of the Student Services team, she works collaboratively with schools, SchoolsPlus and community agencies to ensure families are aware of, and know how to access, services available in education, justice, health, community services, and more.
The Parent Navigator position is new this year, created as a result of provincial funding for inclusive education supports to help ensure students have the tools and supports to succeed in school.
The Parent Navigator is a resource for parents/guardians who:
Want the support and knowledge of someone who understands what resources are available and how to access them.
Have questions about their child’s academic, emotional and/or social well-being
Want help understanding and connecting to services and systems to get their child the most appropriate help and support.
“One of my first goals has been to learn about the unique culture of each school and our communities across the valley,” Tammy explains. “I have been able to get a feel for the student populations we serve, which helps me understand parent/guardian needs. My other focus has been connecting with service providers and community agencies to build partnerships so I can connect families with the right services or programs, to help address their specific situation.”
If you’re wondering which way to go, ask your Parent Navigator! Contact Tammy Ring by calling 902-844-2816, emailing , or by speaking with your school administrator.