Former Assistant Director, Connected Beginnings
Department of Education
Terese Christoff-Smith was until recently an assistant director for the Connected Beginnings program and is passionate about early childhood development and community led, place-based change. She joined the program in 2015 when it was being designed and has seen it expand to over 40 sites nationwide. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Terese spent several years in the Department of Health and Social Services upskilling the local workforce in First Nations communities. Terese is driven to self-determination and empowering First Nation communities to be supported to make the decisions that impact their children and families.