Line is the founder and Director of ECDSS. She holds a degree in Psychology and Sociology, a Masters in Family Ecology and Practice, and a certification in Indigenous Early Childhood Development Leadership. Line has over 30 years of teaching and facilitation experience and brings passion and energy to the human services field. She worked on the Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap) as the Community Development and Mobilization Manager, leading the engagement and creation of 100 early childhood coalitions across the province.
In 2015, Line became certified as a Community and Workplace Traumatologist and has trained over 450 professionals in Trauma Informed Care. She is currently contributing her passion and energy to the Community Mental Health Action Plan. Line also sits on the Board for Change for Children and on the Early Learning and Care Task Force for Public Interest Alberta. Her favorite roles are being a mother to three grown children and the proud grandmother to a beautiful grandson. Line lives in Edmonton with her husband Salvi and their two cocker spaniels.
Angela is our Early Childhood Facilitator and has been with ECDSS since 2012. She is passionate about learning how our early experiences impact our lives and how we can create communities that support healthy children and families. Angela has worked throughout the field of early childhood including the areas of childcare, early education research, and classroom teaching from preschool through second grade. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a focus in early childhood from the University of Alberta. In her spare time Angela enjoys the quieter things in life – knitting, reading, adventuring, and spending time with her loved ones, including her Moto Guzzi.
While it’s no surprise that, with an undergraduate degree in Human Services (Major in Child and Youth Care; Minor in Psychology) and over 17 years of experience in office management, Kim has found a cozy home at ECDSS. After several years designing and teaching curricula for children and youth programming while providing administrative support for several non-profit organizations in the Calgary region, Kim moved to Edmonton with her husband for his post-secondary pursuits while she continued to search for her ‘Northern Niche’. None too soon, her path intersected with Line Perron and the ECDSS team and the rest, they say, is history.
Perhaps more surprising than the ‘administrative (s)mothering’ that Kim bestows upon the ECDSS team is that she’s a proud born and bred farm girl that still longs for open fields and starlit skies and her old feline and equestrian colleagues. To help fill that void, she has visited 26 (and counting!) countries on her bucket list and may have some hidden talents behind a camera, in the kitchen and with a puppet.
Lorae our Administrative Assistant. She has over 20 years’ experience with Administration work in the Medical, Government, Retail and Non-profit Sectors. She also owned and operated her own Administration Company so she could work from home while raising their 3 sons. Lorae is very family oriented and is thrilled to be a member of the ECDSS family.
Dana is our Mental Health Facilitator. Prior to joining ECDSS, Dana was the National Project and Research Coordinator for the Handle with Care project. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta (UofA) in 2005 after which she practiced nursing primarily in Emergency Medicine and as an Instructor with the UofA. In 2012, Dana completed her Master’s in Public Health (UofA), specializing in Health Promotion. During her graduate work, she travelled to Zambia to work with children and youth and has since been focusing her efforts on Health Promotion with children and communities. In her spare time, Dana especially enjoys spending time in nature alone and with her son, husband and dog. She also enjoys travelling, playing the violin, drawing, dabbling with interior design and décor and watching Netflix.