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Resource Directory for First Nations Services

Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Ministry of Justice

Victim Court Support Programs provide information and support to victims of all types of crime. Victim Court Support Caseworkers can provide:

  • Ongoing support to victims/witnesses and their families through court updates, emotional support, and information.

  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements, applications for Crime Victim Assistance and registration with the Victim Safety Unit.

  • General information about the criminal justice system. 

  • Court tours and accompaniment to court/Crown interviews. 

  • Referrals to victims/witnesses at the Courthouse to reconnect them with existing victim service programs and other community resources.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

At our Tsleil-Waututh Child & Family Development Centre, we provide holistic, quality care for children from six months to five years old. We promote healthy development in children, families and the community using a strength-based approach, which is family focused, community-based and culturally inclusive.

We have incorporated traditional Tsleil-Waututh education, language, and culture into our childcare curriculum, in response to what our community, leadership and parents have requested. We also look at other First Nations’ cultures and the cultures of families enrolled in the centre.

Battered Women's Support Services

Battered Women’s Support Services offers cultural services run by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. Indigenous Women’s Program offers direct services through drum groups, counselling, Elder’s and support groups, and different ceremonies such as full moon and sweat lodge ceremonies. 

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation offers a wide variety of services, programs, and facilities to community members of all ages, from newborns to elders. All of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s programs and services are oriented towards their culture and the contemporary expression of their traditions.

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre

WAVAW’s Indigenous Counselling Program provides one-to-one counselling for Indigenous people of marginalized genders, including trans and cis women, as well as trans, non-binary, and Two Spirit people seeking health, wellness, and safety.Counselling incorporates Aboriginal healing approaches and traditions based on the Medicine Wheel, which focus on spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance.

 Indigenous Counselling Program Offers:

  • One-to-one counselling using a holistic approach utilizing traditional teachings

  • Support groups from an Aboriginal perspective

  • Healing Circles and Pipe Ceremonies

  • Traditional Indigenous teachings

  • Community referrals

  • Information regarding colonization and residential school generational affects

  • Educational workshops and presentations on sexualized violence

Helping Spirit Lodge Society (HSLS)

HSLS has a variety of programs for Aboriginal people. These inlcude:

  • Spirit Lodge Transitions House.

  • Spirit Way Second Stage Programming.

  • Breaking Ground, Empowerment to Employment.

  • Kingsway Sierra, Third Stage Housing.

  • Four Directions Path to Wellbeing.

  • The Yard Birds Project for Aboriginal Women. 

Squamish Nation

Ayas Men Men works to protect and strengthen the family and to provide peace to the children of Squamish Nation. Child & Family Services equips children and their families with life skills, education, and training in the Squamish language, cultural, social, and family tradition. Services include:

  • Child & Family Services Case Management.

  • Child & Youth Support.

  • Prevention & Community Awareness.

  • Family Programs.

Squamish Nation

Yúustway Health Services (YHS) provides community health programs and services through three divisions: Community Health and Wellness Division; Health Benefits Advocacy and Promotion Division; and Home and Community Care Division.

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