Regional Coordinator- Northeast Region
Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator
Born in Ashcroft, Veronica Haddon grew up living in various regions of British Columbia as well as spending several years residing in both Nunavut and the city of Montreal. The past 12 years, Veronica has resided in Prince George raising her family of six children with her spouse.
She is of mixed ancestry; Cree (Tataskweyak Cree Nation, MB) and Anishnaabe (Red Rock Indian Band, ON), Acadian, Finnish, & Ukranian. Moving around, Veronica picked up several languages and speaks fluent French and Spanish with some Carrier, Cree and Inuktitut salutations.
Veronica has a B.A. in Anthropology and First Nations Studies from UNBC and has worked in many Indigenous communities of the Northern Region in areas of health, HIV/AIDS/HEPC prevention and education, child welfare, environmental health research, and most notably as the Host First Nation Coordinator for Lheidli T’enneh as part of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
She is part of a very active family where sport has always played a large role in her life including volleyball, soccer, dance, competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, cross country skiing & hiking. Today, Veronica supports her family in hockey, lacrosse, swimming, dance, soccer, softball and is an avid sports fan. She also enjoys traditional gathering and preserving along with hiking, softball and kayaking.