LTC Kanuk̀wa7stáliha Family Services

The Purpose of our Family Services Program is to provide support to our Children, Youth and their Families who are experiencing difficulties with parenting and who are potentially at risk of family or placement breakdown.

To Provide culturally relevant Support Services designed to improve and better inform Family Case planning, and, to further help reduce risk through more effective decision making.

Our Mandate: To improve outcomes for St’át’imc and other Aboriginal children on and off-reserve by providing prevention and early intervention services and supports to either prevent or safely return them to the care of their parents.  Where this is not possible, to find temporary or permanent placements for them with relatives and/or community members that will be in their best interest.

Kanuk̀wa7stáliha Family Services Programs

  • ASI/CSP- Aboriginal Services Innovations/Child Safety and Performanence
  • Protective Family Support Program/Toolbox
  • Child Youth Special Needs (Child & Youth Care Worker)
  • Family Group Conferencing
  • Aboriginal Supported Child Development
  • Child Youth Mental Health Aboriginal Development

Mission

Provide cultural sensitive community based holistic services that strengthens belonging and spirituality in Aboriginal children and families.

Our collective goal: To enhance the lives of our children, their families, and the community by fostering a positive environment for child development and through meaningful family involvement.  Together we are better.

KFS Program Pamphlet 2019

KFS STAFF

Ina Williams
Team Lead Administrator
[email protected]
Ext.203

Brenda Frank
Family Preservation Worker
[email protected]
Ext.207

Rosalinde Narcisse
Family Find Worker
[email protected]
Ext.212

Simone Gunkelmann
Family Support Worker
[email protected]
Ext.204

Terry Hurst
Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Consultant
[email protected]
Ext.210

Elizabeth Thom
ASCD Support Worker
[email protected]
Ext.211

Sean O’Donaghey
Child & Youth Mental Health Clinician
[email protected]
Ext.202

Francesca Thevarge
Child & Youth Mental Health Coordinator
[email protected]
Ext.213

Colleen Walker
KFS Receptionist
[email protected]