Catherine Thompson is from the Tla-o-qui-aht first nations. Her parents are Archibald Thompson Jr from Tla-o-qui-aht and Marcia Cloutier from Alert Bay. Cat is the oldest of eight children. She has been with her hubby for fifteen years and they have three beautiful children. Cat has been with the Friendship Center for over 15 years, and she’s sat on the Board of Directors for a year. Catherine helped start youth council, volunteered with all kinds of events such as community dinners, Halloween parties, Christmas dinners, New Years Eve parties. She has also participated in all kinds of training programs the Center has offered like FNYR, ATEP and she’s currently a facilitator for the Brighter Futures program as well as program support worker. Catherine says she has learnt a great deal from being part of a great work family.