NCFS supports Nisga’a families through the utilization of the Ayuuk, the traditional laws of the Nation. The Ayuuk ensures the well-being of Nisga’a children in all aspects: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and cultural. It is understood that the Ministry of Children and Family Development has primary responsibility for providing protective services to Nisga’a children, with full disclosure between the Ministry and NCFS.
Kikino was founded in 2003 to serve the Métis community in the Prince George region. It provides prevention and education programs geared towards everyone in the community, recognizing that all families need support. Kikino’s programs are designed to nourish the dignity and integrity of the family and to affirm Métis cultural identity.
The mission of HCFSS is to become self-determining in supporting the children and families of the Haida Nation. This means restoring the traditional values that once guided family relationships among the Haida. HCFSS calls this journey “K’yuu Gawtlaas”, which means “the New Direction”.
GCFSS strives to ensure that Gitxsan children and their families are strong, healthy, and safe. Its programs balance traditional culture with the modern context. GCFSS serves the communities of Kispiox, Glen Vowell, Gitsegukla, Gitsegukla, and Gitanyow, as well as Gitxsan people living off reserve.
Aboriginal Family Services provides support to families in Dawson Creek and surrounding communities. Its programs are culturally-sensitive and confidential. Aboriginal Family Services strives to meet the emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental needs of every client.
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has been offering holistic wellness services to member Nations for over 25 years. The organization was created to reassert First Nations control of justice, health, social, and family services, all of which suffered during colonization. CSFS programs are built on a strong cultural foundation blended with leading evidence-based approaches.
The goal of ABDC is to promote the economic health of Aboriginal businesses and communities. ABDC offers professional assistance with tasks like market research, business plan development, financial forecasting, and loan acquisition.
Wilp Si’Satxw Community Healing Centre is located in Kitwanga, BC. It offers holistic, spiritually-based treatment for addictions and collateral issues. The programs at Wilp Si’Satxw promote traditional Native values, self-awareness and self-esteem, and healthy relationships.
The North Wind Healing Centre offers residential treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. The programs include sweat lodge, blanket, and pipe ceremonies to reinforce the concept of sacredness. The Centre is located in 150 acres of wilderness in the beautiful Peace River country.
The Native Mental Health Association of Canada is a national organization governed and managed by Aboriginal leaders. The goal of the Association is to improve the lives of Canada’s First Nations, Metis, and Inuit populations by addressing healing, wellness, and other mental health challenges.