Meet Tricia Cook
Hello, my name is Tricia Cook. I am Ojibwe. I was born in Winnipeg, but I was raised in Thunder Bay and Armstrong, Ontario. My parents are still living there in Armstrong or A-Town as I call it.
I have 3 kids. My oldest is 21 and finishing her last year of high school. I also have 12 and 13-year-olds that are in high school.
We have 2 cats. One is named Ash and her fur is all grey. Then we have Frank who was formerly known as Fancy because when he was born, we thought he was a girl. His fur is white and black. Frank is Ash’s son.
For most of my kids’ lives, I have been a stay-at-home mom. For the last 2 years, we have been getting used to me being a Single Working Full Time Mother.
I have been a stay-at-home mom, a student (I graduated from Red River Colleges Computer Applications for Business in 2017) and an employee and all these roles have taught me that at any stage in life I am always learning new things; it has helped made me ready for the next step.
Being a working mother is teaching me and my children integrity, responsibility, and dependability and the sacrifices we make to teach our children the importance of having a Career and the independence we gain from that.
It has always been a dream of mine to work for and with a First Nations Organization and to help my people in any way that I can. I am always eager to learn and meet new people. I am so very grateful to have gained the position of Content Navigator here at FNHSSM. I look forward to doing my best and making a difference.