Brianna Purcell

Program Support Officer, Mental Wellness Team Supports

Brianna became the Program Support Officer in June 2021 after completing a field placement with First People’s Wellness Circle through her Social Service Worker diploma.  Brianna also has a certificate in Indigenous Studies and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work through Laurentian University.

Brianna brings over 4 years of front-line social service work with experience in adult, youth and children mental health and addictions, homelessness, crisis work and violence against women prevention, through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Sault Area Hospital, and Kikendawt Kinoomaadii Gamig.

Brianna continues to develop her education and work experience by taking part in any training or learning opportunities that arise, and is looking forward to completing her Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work degree to move forward into a Masters of Indigenous Social Work degree.

Brianna enjoys spending her time outdoors at her camp with her partner and chocolate lab on Dokis First Nation every weekend throughout the majority of the year.  She grew up spending time outdoors hunting and fishing with her family and continues to do so on her spare time.