The department provides a range of services that assist KFN Citizens and the community to live more healthy and pro-active lives. In addition the department assists individuals to aquire the skills to live more independent and healthy lifestyles.
KFN provides temporary financial assistance to individuals and families in need. Applicants MUST make an appointment to see the Wellness Manager and be prepared to provide all necessary documents and information. Failure to do so may result in a denied application.
KFN works with all SA recipients to gain independence and accordingly all SA recipients are required to complete a progress plan towards the goal of independence. KFN follows the YG Social Assistance Regulations and Policy
Clients struggling with Alcohol and Drug addictions may make an appointment with the Social Services Manager to discuss options for recovery and wellness. KFN does not provide direct addictions support services, however we work with the Client to access treatment facilities, detox programs, wellness opportunities and counselling services.
Family and Child Services
KFN assists families and children in at-risk situations. KFN will liaise the Yukon Government, RCMP and other agencies on behalf of the Child an Family.
Home support services are offered to Elders living in the community on a weekly basis. This includes light housekeeping and assisting in areas that has been identified in their Support Plan. Elders can also enjoy a nutritious warm lunch on Wednesdays at the Jacquot Hall. This time provides for social interaction and connection with community.
For more information or referrals please contact the Home Support Coordinator.
Indian Residential School Support Services
IRS Survivors and their families will be able to access a range of support and services from KFN and other programs specifically designed for IRS issues.
Elders and Social Assistance recipients are eligible for pre-arranged transportation to medical appointments, legal appointments and grocery shopping trips. All transportation is dependant on the schedule and availability of staff. Clients wishing to use this service must make prior arrangements with H&S Staff.
Health and Wellness Programming
A variety of programs are offered through out the year on the promotion, education and practice of living healthier and more balanced lives. Some examples include workshops, arts and crafts, mental and emotional wellness, Women’s sewing classes, traditional food preparation, food canning and preserving and many others.
Wellness and Education Director
Currently Managed by Senior Consultant,
Robert van Lieshout
Community Support Coordinator
Healthy Living Coordinator
Home Support Coordinator
Home Support Assistant
Family Support Worker (Whitehorse)
Education Support Coordinator
Language Nest Coordinator
Sharda Ayotte O’Connor