Laurelle Watson

Executive Director

Laurelle oversees all programming and departments to ensure they are running smoothly, within the strategic plan, and within budget parameters. She works closely with the Board of Directors to steer the organization towards its goals.

Finance Director

Performing day-to-day financial transactions which include: verifying, classifying, computing and posting data; preparing bills, invoices, and bank deposits. Sam tracks of all payments and expenditures including payroll, purchase orders, invoices/statements, reconciling bank accounts by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balance.

Samantha Cardinal
Kelly Smith

Program Director

Kelly oversees and shapes our programs, ensuring they align with our mission and meet the community’s needs. Guiding our team with vision and purpose, her aim is to foster deeper connections and positive change.  Call her!!

Executive Assistant

She assists both the Executive Director and Finance Director with payroll and employee benefits. She is support to all Tansi Friendship Centre staff and clients. Jessie is also the Foodbank Manager!

Jessie Solbrekken
Trina Gibson

Administrative Assistant

Trina is our friendly face at the front door. She fields calls, directs traffic, assists with events, and keeps us all connected!

Join us on September 30th at the Royal Canadian Legion to recognize and honor those impacted by the residential school system. Featuring traditional drumming, a mural unveiling, and a special gathering. Wear orange. Elders: Please call (250) 788-2996 by the 27th for transportation needs.

Join the Tansi Friendship Centre team in Chetwynd, BC as a Youth Outreach Worker! Engage and support community youth aged 13-18, focusing on outdoor activities, life skills training, and self-care. We value collaboration, empowerment, and advocacy. Start ASAP. Priority given to applicants identifying as Indigenous.

Join Tansi Friendship Centre's 40th anniversary celebration and vote in our 2023 Annual General Meeting on August 16. Participate in electing key officer roles and be a part of shaping our future. Remember to renew or get your membership by August 1st.

🎈 Join us on June 1st for our Open House at the Tansi Friendship Centre! Come meet our team, enjoy refreshments, and enter our door prize draw. We look forward to welcoming you! 🎁