Skookum means: STRONG, POWERFUL, and BRAVE.
With a strong leadership, powerful methodologies, and a brave community, Skookum Lab is developing new ways to address Indigenous child and youth poverty in Surrey.
While almost half of Surrey's Indigenous population is under 25 years old, 1 out of 4 Indigenous children and youth live in poverty in Surrey.
Convened by the SUILC, Skookum Lab puts Indigenous wisdom at the centre of its approach to tackle Indigenous child and youth poverty.
OUR GOAL is to make Surrey a great place for Indigenous children and youth!