Nestled within the Nisga’a Nation, Liza Haldane resides in the community of Laxgalts’ap. Liza has been in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education for 12 plus years and has championed for Success By Six, as the Lisims Early Learning Partnership (LELP) Coordinator for 8 plus years.

As the LELP Coordinator, alongside 20 plus Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners, Liza supports the four beautiful Nisga’a communities of Gingolx, Gitlaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw and Laxgalts’ap. A testament to the success of the LELP includes the “critical decrease of vulnerability” for the last wave of EDI data for School District #92 Nisga’a.

Liza is passionate about the wonders of brain development and self-regulation in the early years. She believes connection, equity and empathy are key in our work for a better tomorrow. Her drive comes from the written works of Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Vanessa Lapointe.

She has dedicated her life’s work to closing the gap of Intergenerational Trauma to improve the quality of life for her people and the Indigenous people of BC.

“When we hear another person’s feelings and needs, we recognize our common humanity.” —Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD