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Vancouver Island Aboriginal Services Directory, 2008-09


All images and text 2008 Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services Victoria, BC Canada Front logo design, Open your heart, Open your home by Ray Sim Sr. 2007. Directory design by Corrina Neuwirth Victoria, BC 2008.
*For the purposes of this directory, the term Aboriginal may be used interchangeably with the terms Indigenous and First Nations, Mtis, Inuit, and is intended to be inclusive of all of those who self-identify as being as such, and who live either off-reserve or on-reserve, and who are either status or non-status registered Indians.

This directory was created for both Aboriginal and nonAboriginal service providers and caregivers of Aboriginal children and youth on Vancouver Island. It is a gift to all who work everyday to build a better future for Aboriginal children and families in BC. This directory does not attempt to duplicate other Victoria Capital Region, provincial or Vancouver Island based resource or business directories. This directory was developed upon request of caregivers of Aboriginal children and youth in care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The information is intended to be a useful guide. Some Vancouver Island Aboriginal agencies and programs may have been missed in this publication. Surrounded By Cedar does not necessarily recommend or represent agencies and First Nations identified. Limited hard copies of this directory are available. You can contact Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services to access one, or download your own copy from one of the following websites: www.surroundedbycedar.com www.fafp.ca

Funding for this directory generously provided by the Provincial Aboriginal Recruitment Fund

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Acknowledgement By Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services Victoria, BC We acknowledge the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Nations In acknowledging the traditional territory that we live and work in, it is important to remember that we are visitors here. As time goes on, more and more of our people are moving away from their traditional territory to urban centres such as the Victoria Capital Region. Many Aboriginal people choose to move to urban centres in search of education and/or employment. Many have very little choice but to leave their home reserves due to limited housing, employment and education opportunities. At the same time, many Aboriginal children and families live away from the traditional territories of their family and ancestors because they are disconnected from their roots due to experiences in residential schools or the foster care systems. Thousands of Aboriginal people have had limited contact with their Aboriginal cultures and heritage. It is crucial that we acknowledge the strength and resilience of the Aboriginal children and families that we work with. Often service providers receive guidance from the wisdom of our children and families.

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PAGE 14 PAGE 15 PAGE 1617 PAGE 1822 PAGE 2327 Traditional Native Code of Ethics 10 Identity Questions First Nations Band Offices Victoria First Nations Band Offices Vancouver Island PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT: Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (ACCS) Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents Mtis Provincial Council of BC (Victoria) Youth Services Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General National Youth in Care Network Public Guardian & Trustee of British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth, British Columbia In Your Grasp resource website DELEGATED SERVICES ABORIGINAL DELEGATED AGENCIES: * LALUM'UTUL' SMUN'EEM CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * KNUCWENTWECW SOCIETY * KTUNAXA-KINBASKET FAMILY & CHILD SERVICES * NLHA'7KAPMX CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * SCW'EXMX CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * SECWEPEMC CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * USMA NUU-CHAH-NULTH COMMUNITY & HUMAN SERVICES * XYOLHEMEYLH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * AYAS MEN MEN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * CARRIER SEKANI FAMILY SERVICES * GITXSAN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY * KWUMUT LELUM CENTRAL ISLAND CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
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* MTIS FAMILY SERVICES * NIL/TU,O CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY * NISGA'A CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * NORTHWEST INTER-NATION FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY * SECHELT CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * SURROUNDED BY CEDAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES * VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY (VACFSS) ABORIGINAL DELEGATED AGENCIES VOLUNTARY SERVICES: * HEILTSUK KAXLA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM * NEZUL BE HUNUYEH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES * KWAKWALATSI (Namgis) CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES * DESNIQI SERVICES SOCIETY *HAIDA CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY ABORIGINAL DELEGATED AGENCIES ORGANIZATIONS IN PLANNING STAGES: * DLUGWE CHE-CHUY FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES SOCIETY * NORTHEAST FIRST NATIONS CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES & SOUTH PEACE ABORIGINAL COUNCIL CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES * OKANAGAN NATION * WETSUWET'EN NATION CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES ABORIGINAL AGENCIES & PROGRAMS NORTH ISLAND: Arts & Culture: Toqualht Heritage Society UMista Cultural Centre

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PAGE 4346 Education: AJ Elliot Elementary School Alert Bay Elementary Cheslakees Elementary Eagle View Elementary Fort Rupert Elementary North Island Secondary School Port Hardy Secondary School Quatsino Kakotlastsi School Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre Robert Scott Elementary School District 84 School District 85 Seaview Elementary Junior Secondary Sunset Elementary School Woss Lake Elementary Family and Youth Services: Guilford Island (Kwicksutaineuk-Ah-Kwaw-Amish) Gwa-Sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Health & Family Services K'wak'walat'si (Namgis) Child and Family Services North Island Community Services North Island Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) - Youth Addictions Community Resources North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre North Island Infant Development Programme Society North Island School District 85 Outreach Counsellor Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre Youth Addiction Services Health: AIDS Vancouver Island North Island Office Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Gwa-Sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Health & Family Services Namgis Health Centre Port Alice Health Centre Port Hardy Hospital Port McNeill Hospital
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Kwakiutl District Council Health Quatsino First Nation Health Centre VIHA: Adult Mental Health and Addictions Port McNeill Mental Health and Addictions VIHA: Public Health Family Place Partnership Project PAGE 50 Legal Services and Advocacy: Whe-La-La-U Area Council Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of BCPort Hardy Chapter Treatment and Healing Centres Residential: Namgis Treatment Center ABORIGINAL AGENCIES & PROGRAMS MID ISLAND Business and Economic Development: A-Tlegay Fisheries Society BC Elders Communication Centre Society Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation Communications and Media: Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper Education: Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start Early Childhood Development Program Qwellayuw Head Start (for ages 4-5 yrs) Family and Youth Services: Campbell River Family Services Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Turtle Haven House Kakawis Family Development Centre

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Knee-waas House (Port Alberni Friendship Centre) Kuu-US Crisis Line Society Laichwiltach Family Life Society Parent Support Services Society of BC (Central Island) Port Alberni Friendship Centre Wachiay Friendship Centre PAGE 55 Housing: Makola Housing Society (Campbell River) Makola Housing Society (Courtney) Makola Housing Society (Port Alberni) Health: AIDS Vancouver Island Campbell River / Courtney Chapters Bamfield Health Centre Campbell River and District General Hospital Campbell River Health Unit Campbell River Home Support Campbell River Substance Abuse Intervention North Island Mtis Association Port Alberni Child, Youth & Family Health Unit Port Alberni Home & Community Care Health Unit Port Alberni Mental Health Seniors, Home and Community Services St. Joseph's General Hospital Substance Abuse Intervention Program Tofino General Hospital Ucluelet Health Unit West Coast General Hospital West Coast Mental Health & Addictions Services

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PAGE 5762 Mid-Island Treatment & Healing Services NonResidential: Addiction Services Cowichan District Hospital Ahousaht Holistic Center Campbell River Addiction Services: Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) Central Island Addiction Services: VIHA Columbia Coast Addiction Services Inc. Methadone Program Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Turtle Haven House: A Society for Women and Children KUU-US Crisis Line Society Mental Health and Addiction Services Nanaimo Adult Community Mental Health: VIHA Open Door: VIHA Port Alberni Mental Health and Addiction Services: VIHA-Central Island Tillicum Health Center: Substance Abuse Program Mid-Island Treatment & Healing Centres Residential: Ann Elmore Transition House Detox Program Clearview Center Communities Addiction Resource Society Family Development Center Alcohol & Drug Services Kakawis Drug and Alcohol Services for Inmates John Howard Society of BC-Nanaimo Region Womens Organizations: Aboriginal Womens Council Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Turtle Haven House Kwakiutl Womens Group Port Alberni Womens Resources Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry

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PAGE 68 PAGE 68 Disability: Port Alberni Association for Community Living Legal and Advocacy Services: Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of BC Port Alberni / Campbell River Offices ABORIGINAL AGENCIES & PROGRAMS SOUTH ISLAND Arts and Culture: Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC Indigenettework: First Nations Women in the Arts Co-op Le-La-La Dancers Quwutsun Cultural and Conference Centre Quwutsun Syuwentst Lelum Culture and Education Centre Saanich Native Heritage Society Vancouver Island Consortium of Indigenous Arts Society (VICIA) Business and Economic Development: Epicure Selections Rainbow Spirit Employment Development Communications and Media: Turtle Island Native Network Disability: BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society Education: Aboriginal Liaison Office University of Victoria Aboriginal Nations Education: School District #61 Aboriginal Nations Resource Centre Camosun CollegeFirst Nations Education & Services Caring for First Nations Children Society
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Chemainus Native College and Stuate LeLum First Nations Training and Consulting Services First Nations Partnership Program Foster Parent Support Services Society Indigenous Governance Programs LAU,WELNEW Tribal School Native Students Union Pamela Bourque (training) Quwutsun Syuwentst Lelum Culture and Education Centre Saanich Adult Education Centre School District #62Sooke Slelemw Child Development Centre Tsawout Education and Training Centre UVICFaculty of HSD Employment / Job Search: BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Career, Employment and Education Resources (CEER): Victoria Native Friendship Centre First Nations Training and Consulting Services Quwutsun Syuwentst Lelum Culture and Education Centre Rainbow Spirit Employment Development Aboriginal Human Resource Development: Coast Salish Employment and Training Society (South Vancouver Island) Region 1 Vancouver Island Regional Mtis Management Association Health: Finding A Doctor HIV/AIDS free anonymous testing clinic (Victoria) Cool Aid Community Health Centre (Victoria) Cool Aid Dental Clinic (Victoria) Youth Clinic (Victoria) Medical Services Plan (Victoria) BC Nurse Line Eating Disorders Program (Victoria) AIDS Vancouver Island
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Canadian Red Cross Pauquachin Health Centre Capital Health First Nation Liaison Nurse VIHA Aboriginal Health PAGE 79 Mental Health Victoria: REES Network Victoria Mental Health Centre BC Schizophrenia Society Victoria Branch Laurel Enterprises Counselling: Child & Family Counselling Association Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society Mary Manning Centre Choices Adoption and Counselling Single Parent Resource Centre Vancouver Island Mens Trauma Counselling Family and Youth Services: Capital Region Race Relations Association F.O.R.C.E. Society Hiiyeyu Lelum House of Friendship Hulitan Social Services Society Inter-Tribal Health Authority James Bay Community Project Mtis Community Services Mtis Nation of Greater Victoria Mtis Provincial Council of BC (Victoria) Youth Services Nil/Tu,O Child and Family Services Society Origins British Columbia: Supporting People Separated By Adoption Parent Support Services Society of BC (Victoria) Phoenix Human Services Project Respect Saanich First Nation Adult Care Society Saanich Native Support Program
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Single Parent Resource Center of Victoria Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services Tillicum Haus Victoria Kwakiutl Urban Society Victoria Kwakiutl Urban Society: Suicide Prevention/Intervention Program Victoria Native Friendship Center (VNFC) Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES) West Shore Child, Youth, and Family Services Society Housing: Aboriginal Housing Management Association Cowichan Tribes Sustainable Housing Department Makola Housing Society (Victoria) Makola Housing - Tonto Rosette House Makola Housing Society (Duncan) Legal Support & Advocacy: Dakota West Consulting Intercultural Association Legal Services Society-Legal Aid Victoria Regional Centre Little Drum Consulting Native Court workers and Counselling Association of BC Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan Chapters Prostitutes Empowerment Education & Resources Society (PEERS) Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) Victoria Treatment and Healing Centres Non Residential: Outreach Services Clinic Pacific Center Family Services Association South Island Adult Addictions Services Victoria Clinic Victoria Cool Aid Society: Cool Aid Community Health Center
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Victoria Innovative Seniors Treatment Approach (VISTA): VIHA Victoria Native Friendship Center, Addiction Program Victoria Youth Empowerment Society/ Specialized Youth Detox Youth and Family Services - Vancouver Island Health Authority Youth and Family Services Day Treatment: VIHA PAGE 104 105 Victoria Treatment & Healing Services Residential: Pembroke Supportive Recovery Services: VIHA Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society Womens Organizations: Indigenettework: First Nations Women in the Arts Co-op Mtis Womens Secretariat- British Columbia APPENDIX ONE Child, Family and Community Services Act & Aboriginal People

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TRADITIONAL NATIVE CODE OF ETHICS Traditional Native Code of Ethics 1. Give thanks to the Creator each morning upon rising and each
evening before sleeping. Seek the courage to be a better person. 2. Show respect is a basic law of life. 3. Respect the wisdom of people in council. Once you give an idea it no longer belongs to you, it belongs to everyone. 4. Be truthful at all times. 5. Always treat your guests with honour and consideration. Give your best food and comforts to your guests. 6. The hurt of one is the hurt of all. The honour of one is the honour of all. 7. Receive strangers and outsiders kindly. 8. All races are children of the Creator and must be respected. 9. To serve others, to be of use to family, community, or nation is one of the main purposes for which people were created. True happiness comes to those who dedicate their lives to the service of others. 10. Observe moderation and balance in all things. 11. Know those things that lead to your well-being and those things that lead to your destruction. 12. Listen to and follow the guidance given to your heart. Expect guidance to come in many forms: in prayer, in dreams, in solitude and in the words and actions of Elders and friends.
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TEN IDENTITY QUESTIONS TEN IDENTITY QUESTIONS THAT EVERY ABORIGINAL CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO HAVE HELP TO ANSWER... 1. Who are my people? 2. Where did my people come from? 3. Where did my people come from to get here? 4. Where and when did my people move? How many of my people moved? 5. Where are my people now? 6. What have my people contributed? 7. What happened to my people? When? How? 8. What are the responses of my people to what happened to them? 9. What are my people like culturally? Physically? 10. How are my people now? Where are my people today? What are they doing?

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FIRST NATIONS BAND OFFICES

Victoria First Nations Band Offices


The Victoria Capital Region encompasses the Traditional Territories of nine Coast Salish First Nations Bands (Esquimalt, Songhees, Pauquachin, Tseycum, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Scianew, Tsouke, and Malahat), and one Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations Band (Pacheedaht). Traditionally, each First Nations village lived a distinct way of life in terms of their traditional governance and ceremony. In 1876 the Canadian government, through the Indian Act, imposed a Band Council system of government for First Nations. As a result, elected Chief and Councils govern our communities under the terms of the Indian Act. The following Band offices are located in the Victoria Capital Region: Esquimalt Nation 1000 Thomas Road Victoria, BC V9A 7K7 Tel: (250) 381-7861 Fax: (250) 384-9309 Songhees Nation 1500D Admirals Road Victoria, BC V9A 2R1 Tel: (250) 386-1043 Fax: (250) 386-4161 Email: songhees@pacificcoast.net

Pauchachin Nation Tseycum First Nation 8960 West Saanich Road 1210 Totem Lane Sidney, BC V8L 5W4 North Saanich, BC V8L 5S4 Tel: (250) 656-0191 Tel: (250) 656-0858 Fax: (250) 656-6134 Fax: (250) 656-0868 Email: pauquachinband@shawcable.com Tsartlip Nation PO Box 70 800 Stellys X Road Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 Tel: (250) 652-3988 Fax: (250) 652-3788 Email: general@tsartlip.com Website: www.tsartlip.com Tsawout First Nation PO Box 121 7725 Tetayut Road Saanichton, BC V8M 2C3 Tel: (250) 652-9101 Fax: (250) 652-9114

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Victoria First Nations Band Offices


TSouke Nation Scianew First Nation PO Box 307 4901B East Sooke Road 2154 Lazzar Road Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 Tel: (250) 478-3535 Tel: (250) 642-3957 Fax (250) 478-3585 Fax: (250) 642-7808 Email: admin1@tsoukenation.com Malahat Indian Band Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P0 Tel: (250) 743-3231 Toll Free: 1-877-743-3231 Fax: (250) 743- 3251 Pacheedaht First Nation General delivery Port Renfrew, BC V0S1KO Tel: (250) 647-5521 Toll free: 1-888-231-1110 Fax: 647- 5561

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Other Vancouver Island Band Offices


Ahousat First Nation General Delivery Ahousat, BC V0R1A0 Tel: 250.670.9563 or 250.670.9531 Fax: 250.670.9696 Chemainus First Nation 12611 Trans Canada Highway Ladysmith, BC V9G1M5 Tel: 250.245.7155 Fax: 250.245.3012 Affiliation: Nautsa mawt Tribal Council Cowichan Tribes 5760 Allenby Road Duncan, BC V9L5J1 Tel: 250.748.3196 Fax: 250.748.1233 Web: http:// www.cowichantribes.com Danaxdaxw First Nation PO Box 330, 1 Wood Street Alery Bay, BC V0N1A0 Tel: 250.974.2179 Fax: 250.974.2109 Email: danaxdaxw@cablerocket.com Web: http://www.danaxdaxw.org Affiliation: Kwagiult District Council Dididaht First Nation (formerly Nitinaht) PO Box 340 Port Alberni, BC V9Y7M8 Tel: 250.745.3333 Fax: 250.745.3332 Email: ditidaht@islandnet.com Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Ehattesaht First Nation PO Box 59, 11 Hhen;Kous Place Zeballos, BC V0P2A0 Tel: 250.761.4155 Fax: 250.761.4165 Email: ehatis@zeballos.net Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Gwasala-Nakwaxdaxw Nation PO Box 998, Lot 154 Tsulquate IR 4 Port Hardy, BC V0N2P0 Tel: 250.949.8343 Fax: 250.949.7402 Email: gwanak@telus.net Affiliation: Kwagiult District Council Gwawaenuk Tribe PO Box 344 Port McNiel, BC V0N2R0 Tel: 250.949.8732 or 250.949.1670 Fax: 250.949.8732 Email: gwawas@island.net
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Halalt First Nation 8017 Chemainus Road Chemainus, BC V0R1K5 Tel: 250.246.4736 Fax: 250.246.2330 Affiliations: Nautsa mawt Tribal Council; Assembly of First Nations Hesquiaht First Nation PO Box 2000 Tofino, BC V0R2Z0 Tel: 250.670.1100 Fax: 250.670.1102 Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Homalco First Nation 1218 Bute Crescent Campbell River, BC V9H1G5 Tel: 250.923.4979 Fax: 250.923.4987 Email: homalco@direcway.com Hupacasath First Nation PO Box 211 5500 Ahahswinis Drive Port Alberni, BC V9Y7M7 Tel: 250.724.4041 Toll Free: 1.877.724.4041 Fax: 250.724.1232 Email: reception@hupacasath.ca Web: http://www.hupacasath.ca Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Huu-ay-aht First Nation PO Box 70 Bamfield, BC V0R1B0 Tel: 250.728.3414 Fax: 250.728.1222 Email: huuayaht@island.net Web: http://www.huuayaht.ca Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Kwakiutl Band Council PO Box 1440, 99Tsakis Way Port Hardy, BC V0N2P0 Tel: 250.949.6012 Fax: 250.949.6066 Email: manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca Kwiakah First Nation 1440 Old Island Hwy Campbell River, BC V9W2E3 Tel: 250.286.1295 Fax: 250.286.1285 Email: kwiakah@hotmail.com Affiliations: Kwakiutl District Council; Hamatla Treaty Society Kwicksutaineuk/Ak-Kwa-Mish Tribes General Delivery, Simoon Sound Gilford Island, BC V0P1S0 Tel: 250.974.3001 Fax: 250.974.3036

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Lake Cowichan First Nation PO Box 1376 Lake Cowichan, BC V0R2G0 Tel: 250.749.3301 Fax: 250.749.4286 Email: lcfndoug@telus.net Affiliation: Hulquminum Treaty Group Lyackson First Nation 9137 Chemainus Road Chemainus, BC V0R1K5 Tel: 250.246.5019 Toll Free: 1.888.592.5766 Fax: 250.246.5049 Email: lyackson@shawcable.com Affiliation: Hulquminum Treaty Group Mamalilikulla-QweQwaScotEm Band 1441A Old Island Hwy Campbell River, BC V9W2E4 Tel: 250.287.2955 Toll Free: 1.888.287.2955 Fax: 250.287.4655 Email: viband@telus.net Affiliation: Kwagiutl District Council Mowachaht / Muchahlaht First Nation PO Box 459, 100 Ouwatin Road Gold River, BC V0P1G0 Tel: 250.283.2015 Toll Free: 1.800.238.2933 Fax: 250.283.2335 Web: http://www.yuquot.ca Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
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'Namgis First Nation PO Box 210, 49 Atli Street Alert Bay, BC V0N1A0 Tel: 250.974.5556 Fax: 250.974.5900 Web: http://www.namgis.org Affiliation: Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council Nuchatlaht First Nation PO Box 40 Zeballos, BC V0P2A0 Tel: 250.332.5908 Fax: 250.332.5907 Email: nuchatlaht@hotmail.com Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Penelakut Tribe PO Box 360 Chemainus, BC V0R1K0 Tel: 250.246.2321 Fax: 250.246.2725 Web: http://www.penelakut.ca Affiliations: Hulquminum Treaty Group; Shulhetun Health Society Qualicum First Nation 5850 River Road Qualicum Beach, BC V9K1Z5 Tel: 250.757.9337 Fax: 250.757.9898 Email: council.qualicum@shaw.ca Web: http:// www.qualicumfirstnation.com

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Quatsino First Nation Quatsino Reserve 305 Quattishe Road Coal Harbour, BC V0N1K0 Tel: 250.949.6245 Fax: 250.949.6249 Email: qbc@island.net Affiliation: Kwakiutl District Council Snuneymuxw First Nation 668 Centre Street Nanaimo, BC V9R4Z4 Tel: 250.740.2300 Fax: 250.753.3492 Web: http:/www/ snuneymuxw.ca Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation PO Box 18, Meares Island Tofino, BC V0R2Z0 Tel: 250.725.3233 Toll Free: 1.800.883.7707 Fax: 250.725.4233 Email: tfnoffice@seaviewcable.net Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Tlatlasikwala First Nation PO Box 578 Port Hardy, BC V0N2P0 Tel: 250.949.5751 Fax: 250.949.5741 Affiliation: Kwakuitl District Council

Tlowitsis Tribe Location 141 Beech Street Mailing Address: 106 1434 Island Hwy Campbell River, BC V9W8C9 Tel: 250.830.1708 Fax: 250.830.1709 Email: tlowi@island.net Toquaht First Nation PO Box 759 1971 Peninsula Road Ucluelet, BC V0R3A0 Tel: 250.726.4230 Toll Free: 1.877.726.4230 Fax: 250.726.4403 Email: toquaht@ukeecable.net Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Tseshaht First Nation 5000 Mission Road Port Alberni, BC V9Y7L7 Tel: 250.724.1225 Fax: 250.724.4385 Web: http://www.tseshaht.com Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Uchuckleshaht Tribe PO Box 1118, 5000 Mission Road Port Alberni, BC V9Y7L9 Tel: 250.724.1832 Toll Free: 1.888.724.1832 Fax: 250.724.1806 Email: uchucklst@shaw.ca Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

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Ucluelet First Nation PO Box 699, 406 Hittatsoo Road Ucluelet, BC V0R3A0 Tel: 250.726.7342 Toll Free: 1.877.726.7342 Fax: 250.726.7552 Web: http://www.ufn.ca Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council We Wai Kum First Nation 1400 Weiwaikum Road Campbell River, BC V9W5W8 Tel: 1.877.286.6949 Fax: 250.287.8838 Email: crband@telus.net Affiliation: Hamatla Treaty Society Wuikinixv Nation Bag 3500, 700 Paxsta Road, Wuikinuxv Village in Rivers Inlet Port Hardy, BC V0N2P0 Tel: 250.949.8625 Toll Free: 1.866.881.0355 Fax: 250.949.7105 Email: admin@oweekeno.bc.ca Web: http://www.oweekeno.bc.ca Affiliation: Oweekeno / Kitasoo / Nuxalk Tribal Council

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PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS & SUPPORT


Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia Head Office - Victoria Tel: 250.858.4543 Email: littledrum@telus.net Contact: Monique Gray Smith (Executive Director) Services: Support and training for Aboriginal Head start in Urban and northern communities, as well as support to Aboriginal Early Childhood programming in the province BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres 200-506 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 Tel: (250) 388-5522 Fax: (250) 388-5502 Website: www.bcaafc.com Contact: Paul Lacerte, Executive Director Hours: Monday Friday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Services:

First Citizens Student Bursary Fund Elders Transportation Program Access: Contact the agency for more information

BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations 200 7342 Winston Street Burnaby, BC V5A2H2 Tel: 604.664.0124 Toll Free: 1.800.663.9999 Email: bcffpa@istar.ca

Services: The BCFFPA is a provincial organization for Foster Parents,


run by Foster Parents. It provides opportunities for education, training and professional development as well as support and assistance for the Foster Parents of BC.

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BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (ACCS) 708-100, Park Royal Ave Southwest Vancouver, BC V7T-1A2 Tel: (604) 913-9128 Fax: (604) 913-9129 Website: www.acc-society.bc.ca

Hours: Monday Friday, 8:30 am 4:30 pm Mission: The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society was established in

1995 to administer the $12 million BC share of the federal governments First Nations/Inuit Child Care Initiative. We incorporated as a non-profit society in 1998 and obtained charitable tax status in 2000. One federal evaluation described the ACCS as a model for other First Nations organizations in Canada. Help Aboriginal communities develop high quality, integrated, community child care services that are based in the childrens culture, language and history. These services will promote healthy growth and development among our children. Build an Aboriginal child care network by undertaking research, development, advocacy and supporting communities to develop their own resources.

The ACCS exists to:

Support and Training:

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society is pleased to offer the following training workshops throughout BC. The workshops are designed to help parents, volunteers, staff and coordinators of child care, early childhood and Child Care Resources and Referral Programs enhance their services for Aboriginal children and families. Cost: Costs for training depends of the workshop length, location and topic.

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Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents (FAFP) 3455 Kaslo Street Vancouver, BC V3M 3H4 Tel: 604.291.7091 Toll Free: 1-866-291-7091 Fax: (604) 291-7098 Website: http://www.fpa.ca Description: The Federation represents foster parents who provide quality care to Aboriginal children in a nurturing, culturally appropriate environment. We recognize and affirm that Aboriginal children have the right to grow up in their own culture. We are committed to providing the support and services needed to help ensure this fundamental right is respected. Services: The FAFP was formed to meet the unique needs of caregivers of Aboriginal children, as well as the needs of communities for targeted development, recruitment and training of Aboriginal foster families across BC. The FAFP offers education, assistance and support to community members during the foster parent application process and throughout their time as a caregiver. Caregivers can also access the following through the FAFP: Sweatlodge sessions Aboriginal language sessions Tickets to educational, recreational or entertainment events Advocacy Youth camps Note: An application to be a member of the FAFP is not the same as an application to become a foster parent. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact our office directly and we will refer you to an agency nearest you. Mtis Provincial Council of BC (Victoria) Youth Services 255-560 Johnson Street Victoria BC V8W 3C6 Tel: 250.220.8450 Toll Free: 1.866.293.1504 Fax: 250.220.8454 Web: http://www.mpcbc.bc.ca

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Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons 101001 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8W 2C5 Toll Free: 1.800.877.507.8471 Tel: 250.953.4970 Web: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/octip/ Services: Streamlining and building services available for trafficked persons; coordinating the development and implementation of awareness and training activities, collaborating with academic and professional research groups to improve data collection and analysis, and developing and formalizing partnerships. National Youth in Care Network 332 - 207 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N2 Toll Free for youth in care: 1.800.790.7074 Tel: 613.230.8945 Fax 613.233.1056 Email: info@youthincare.ca

Services: The National Youth in Care Network mandate is to:


Increase the awareness of the needs of youth in and from government care by researching the issues and presenting the results to youth, professionals, and the general public through publications and speaking engagements, etc.; and Provide emotional support to youth in and from care and to guide the development of Youth in Care Networks.

Public Guardian & Trustee of British Columbia 700-808 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C3L3 Tel: .604.660.4444 / Fax: 604.660.0374 E-mail: mail@trustee.bc.ca If calling from Victoria - please use 250.387.6121 All other areas of BC - please use 1.800.663.7867 Services: PGT provides services to clients through three broad operational program areas: Child and Youth Services; Services to Adults; and Estate and Personal Trust Services. These programs are in turn supported by Client Finance and Administrative Services; and Legal Services. The Executive Office provides overall direction, coordination and planning, policy and communications support.

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Representative for Children and Youth, British Columbia Head Office - Victoria Fourth floor, 1019 Wharf Street P.O. Box 9207 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9J1 Tel: 250-356-6710 / Toll-Free: 1-800-476-3933 Fax: 250-356-0837 E-mail: rcy@rcybc.ca

Northern Office - Prince George Services:

1475 10th Avenue, Prince George, V2L 2L2 The Representative for Children and youth supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child welfare system, and advocates for changes to the system itself. The mandate of the Representative for Children and Youth is to improve services and outcomes for children in B.C. through advocacy, accountability and review. Responsibilities of the Representative include advocating for children and youth, protecting their rights, and improving the system for the protection and support of children and youth, particularly those who are most vulnerable. The Representative serves all British Columbians from the ages of birth to 19, and is particularly concerned that young people in government care such as those in foster homes, group homes or youth custody do well. These children and youth face greater challenges than those in the general population, especially related to health and education, incarceration and dependence on income assistance. In Your Grasp Web: http://www.inyourgrasp.bc.ca Description: This is an online resource for BC families. It allows service providers, foster and adoptive families to research community programs, resources and services across BC. It was developed by the BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations, the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and the Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents.

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DELEGATED SERVICES The following information, on delegated services, was gathered from the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standards and Indicators manual; copyright, 1999 Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Children and Families. Level 12 Social Workers employed by Aboriginal Agencies who have received Level 12 delegation have the authority to provide the following services:

support services for families; voluntary care agreements (e.g. temporary in-home care); special needs agreements (e.g. for children in care for an unspecified length of time); establishing residential resources.

These services are identified in Part 2 of the Child, Family and Community Service Act. Delegated social workers must ensure that these services are delivered in a manner that complies with the following sections of Part 4, 5, and 6 which refer to:

children in care (s. 70 72); confidentiality an disclosure of information (s. 73 80); procedures for reviews (s. 93(3) s. 101.1).

The following sections of Parts 7 and 8 of the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA) enable workers with Level 12 delegated authority to:

provide preventative and support services for families (s. 93.1(a)); establish support services for youth (s. 93.1(c)); establish residential services for children and youth (s. 93.1(d)); establish services to assist in the resolution of family disputes (s. 93.1(e));
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DELEGATED SERVICES The following sections of Parts 7 and 8 of the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA) enable workers with Level 12 delegated authority to:

establish services to assist communities to strengthen their ability to care for and protect children (s. 93.1(f)); enter into agreements and contracts for the provision of services (s. 93.1 (g)); promote the participation of the Aboriginal community in the planning, development and delivery of services (s. 93.1 (h)); enter into agreements for parental contributions for the maintenance of a child in care (s. 97.2); request police assistance in enforcing a restraining order made under the Act (s. 98);

Level 13 The area of service covered under Level 13 delegation is the guardianship of children in continuing custody. This is distinct from service under Level 12 delegation which refers to children in care by voluntary agreement. Level 13 is also distinct from temporary, court-ordered care. This is a shared responsibility with the Ministry for Children and Families where the Aboriginal Child and Family Service Agency has into the plan of care for the child. The areas of responsibility under Level 13 delegation which pertain to children in continuing custody but are not part of Level 12, include:

Child, Family and Community Service Act Part 3, Division 5, Continuing Custody Hearings and Orders Child, Family and Community Service Act Part 3, Division 6, Related Orders regarding access to a child in continuing custody of the Director, and enforcement of a custody order Child, Family and Community Service Act Part 3, Division 7, Procedure and Evidence.
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DELEGATED SERVICES Guardianship services that relate to children in continuing care under Level 13 delegation are similar to those apply to children in voluntary care, but also include working with a social worker delegated by the Director of Adoption on the registering of a child for adoption. Level 15 Service delivery should be consistent with other sections of the CFCSA which are already in effect for Levels 12 and 13 delegations. The areas of service covered under Level 15 delegation include: child protection; temporary custody of children, in addition to the cumulative agreement of service provided under Level 12 and 13. Level 15 delegation requires that these services be delivered in a manner which is consistent with Part 3 of the Child, Family and Community Service Act, which deals with:

responding to reports; (s. 13-19); cooperative planning and dispute resolution (s. 20-24); how children are protected (s. 25-33); child protection hearings and orders (s. 34-54); related orders (s. 55-63); procedure and evidence (s. 64-69).

These operational standards represent the minimum expectations for the agency.

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LALUM'UTUL' SMUN'EEM CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (250) 746-1002 FAX: (250) 746-7745 5766 Allenby Road, DUNCAN V9L 5J1

Affiliated communities:
Cowichan

642

Affiliated communities:
Canim Lake Canoe Creek Soda Creek Williams Lake

KNUCWENTWECW SOCIETY PH.: (250) 392-2995 FAX: (250) 392-7055 231 North 2nd Avenue, WILLIAMS LAKE V2G 1Z7 713 723 716 719

Affiliated communities:
Columbia Lake Lower Kootenay Shuswap St. Marys Tobacco Plains

KTUNAXA-KINBASKET FAMILY & CHILD SERVICES PH.: (250) 489-4563 FAX: (250) 489-4585 7472 Mission Road, CRANBROOK V1C 7E5 604 606 605 602 603

Affiliated communities:
Cooks Ferry Kanaka Bar Lytton Nicomen Siska Skuppah

NLHA'7KAPMX CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (250) 455-2118 FAX: (250) 455-2117 Box 567, LYTTON V0K 1Z0 694 704 705 696 706 707

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SCW'EXMX CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (250) 378-2771 FAX: (250) 378-2799 85 Hwy. 8 West, MERRITT V1K 1N2 Coldwater Lower Nicola Nooaitch Shackan Upper Nicola

Affiliated communities:

693 695 699 698 697

SECWEPEMC CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH: (250) 314-9669 FAX: (250) 314-9609 300 Chilcotin Road, KAMLOOPS V2H 1G3

Affiliated communities:
Adams Lake Bonaparte Kamloops Neskonlith North Thompson Skeetchestn Whispering Pines

684 686 688 690 691 687 702

USMA NUU-CHAH-NULTH COMMUNITY & HUMAN SERVICES PH.: (250) 724-3232 FAX: (250) 723-6017 PO Box 1280, 5000 Mission Road, PORT ALBERNI V9Y 7M2

Affiliated communities:

Ahousat Ditidaht Ehattesaht Hesquiaht Huu-ay-aht Ka:yu:kth/Che:K:tles7eth Mowachaht/Muchalaht Hupacasath Nuchatlaht Tla-o-qui-aht Toquaht Tseshaht Uchucklesaht Ucluelet
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XYOLHEMEYLH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

Main Office

PH: (604) 858-0113 FAX: (604) 824-2518 Toll Free: 1-800-663-9393 #1 - 7201 Vedder Road, CHILLIWACK V2R 4G5

West Region-Mission
PH: (604) 820-2595 FAX: (604) 820-2597 Toll Free: 1-888-820-2595 East Region-Agassiz PH: (604) 796-9836 FAX: Toll Free: 1-888-593-5053 (604) 796-9837

Affiliated communities:
Aitchelitz Chawathil Cheam Kwantlen Kwaw Kwaw Apilt Lakahahmen Matsqui Peters Popkum Scowlitz Seabird Island Shxwowhamel Skawahlook Skowkale Skwah Skway Soowahlie Squiala Sumas Tzeachten Union Bar Yakweakwioose Yale

558 583 584 564 580 579 565 586 585 568 581 587 582 571 573 570 572 574 578 575 588 576 589

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AYAS MEN MEN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (604) 985-4111 FAX: (604) 983-9380 PO Box 86131, 321 Seymour Blvd., N. VANCOUVER V7M 1E7

Affiliated communities:
Squamish

555

CARRIER SEKANI FAMILY SERVICES Prince George PH.: (250) 562-3591 FAX: (250) 562-2272 987 4th Avenue, PRINCE GEORGE V2L 3H7 Burns Lake PH.: (250) 692-1800 458 Hwy 16, Box 1475, BURNS LAKE V0J 1E0 Vanderhoof PH.: 1-866-567-2333 240 West Stewart Street, Box 1219, VANDERHOOF V0J 3A0 619 620 607 612 726 729 613 615 608 725 728

Affiliated communities:
Burns Lake Cheslatta Lake Babine Nadleh Whuten Nee Tahi Buhn Skin Tyee Stellaten Saikuz Takla Lake Wetsuweten Yekooche

GITXSAN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY PH: (250) 842-2258 FAX: (250) 842-2481 Box 333, HAZELTON V0J 1Y0

Affiliated communities:
Gitanmaax Gitanyow Gitsegukla Gitwangak Glen Vowell Kispiox

531 537 535 536 533 532


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KWUMUT LELUM CENTRAL ISLAND CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (250) 246-3336 FAX: (250) 246-4683 PO Box 928, LADYSMITH V9G 1A6

Affiliated communities:
Chemainus Halalt Lake Cowichan Lyackson Malahat Nanoose Penelakut Qualicum Snuneymuxw

641 645 643 646 647 649 650 651 648

MTIS FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (604) 584-6621 FAX: 13639 - 108th Avenue, SURREY

Affiliated communities:

(604) 582-4820 V3T 2R4

Mtis (Simon Fraser/South Fraser ) NIL/TU,O CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY PH: (250) 544-1400 or 1-888-744-1422 FAX: (250) 544-1402 1 - 2475 Mt. Newton X Road, SAANICHTON V8M2B7

Affiliated communities:
Beecher Bay Pauquachin Pacheedaht Songhees Tsartlip Tsawout Tsou-ke

640 652 658 656 653 654 657

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NISGA'A CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES New Aiyansh PH.: (250) 633-3081 FAX: (250) 633-3036 Box 231, NEW AIYANSH V0J 1A0 Prince Rupert PH.: (250) 627-4141 Or 1-866-627-4141 FAX: (250) 627-4151 Physical Address: #304 - 860 3rd Avenue Mail to: PO Box 21010, PRINCE RUPERT V8J 2P2

Affiliated communities:

Citizens of Nisgaa Lisims Government including villages of: Gingolx (Kincolith) 671 Gitlakdamx 677 Lakalzap 678 Gitwinksihlkw 679 NORTHWEST INTER-NATION FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY PH.: (250) 638-0451 FAX: (250) 638-8930 4562 Queensway Drive, TERRACE V8G 3X6

Affiliated communities:
Hartley Bay Iskut Kitamaat Kitkatla Kitselas Kitsumkalum Lax-kwalaams Metlakatla Tahltan

675 683 676 672 680 681 674 673 682

SECHELT CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH.: (604) 885-9404 FAX: (604) 885-6369 PO Box 740, SECHELT V0N 3A0

Affiliated communities:
Sechelt

551

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SURROUNDED BY CEDAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES PH: (250) 383-2990 FAX: (250) 383-2509 #3033995 Quadra Street, VICTORIA V8X 1J8

Affiliated communities:
Victoria Urban

VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY (VACFSS) IRA Office PH.: (604) 872-6723 FAX: (604) 215-0176 745 Clark Drive, VANCOUVER V5L 3J3 IRB & IRC & IRD Office PH.: (604) 872-6723 FAX: (604) 215-0273 2nd Flr, 3284 East Broadway, VANCOUVER V5M 1Z8

Affiliated communities:

Vancouver Urban (Vancouver/Richmond)

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Voluntary Services
HEILTSUK KAXLA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM PH.: (250) 957-4325 FAX: (250) 957-4340 Box 754, WAGLISLA V0T 1Z0

Affiliated communities:
Heiltsuk

538

NEZUL BE HUNUYEH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH: (250) 996-6806 FAX: (250) 996-6977 Box 1180, FORT ST. JAMES V0J 1P0

Affiliated communities:
Nakazdli Tlazten

614 617

KWAKWALATSI (Namgis) CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES PH: (250) 974-5356 FAX: (250) 974-2634 PO BOX 210, #45 Atli Road, ALERT BAY V0N 1A0

Affiliated communities:

'Namgis 631 Tlowitsis-Mumtagalia 637 DESNIQI SERVICES SOCIETY PH: (250) 392-6500 FAX: (250) 392-6501 240B North Mackenzie Avenue, WILLIAMS LAKE V2G 1N6

Affiliated communities:

Alexandria Alexis Creek (Tsi Del Del) Anaham (Tl'etinqox) Nemiah (Xeni Gwet'in) Stone (Yunesit'in) Toosey (Tl'esqotin)

709 710 712 714 717 718

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Voluntary Services
HAIDA CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY PH: (250) 626-5257 FAX: (250) 626-5287 PO Box 86, 247 Eagle Road, OLD MASSET V0T 1M0 Skidegate PH: (250) 559-8400 FAX: (250) 559-7746 PO BOX 1249, 191A 3rd Avenue, SKIDEGATE V0T 1M0

Affiliated communities:

Old Masset Village Council Skidegate Band

669 670

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Organizations in Planning Stages


DLUGWE CHE-CHUY FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES SOCIETY PH: (250) 923-4879 FAX: (250) 923-4927

Affiliated communities:

WeiWaiKum WeiWaiKai Comox Homalco Klahoose Kwiakah Mammalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em

622 623 624 552 553 628 629

NORTHEAST FIRST NATIONS CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES & SOUTH PEACE ABORIGINAL COUNCIL CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Warren Reade PH: (250) 827-3776 Julie Mercereau PH: (250) 782-1169 FAX: (250) 782-2644 4 - 10109 13th Street, DAWSON CREEK V1G 4R4 Blueberry River Doig River Fort Nelson Halfway River Prophet River (Dene Tsaa Tse K'nai) Salteaux West Moberly

Affiliated communities:

547 548 543 546 544 542 545

Including communities of:


Dawson Creek Pouce Coupe Kelly Lake

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Organizations in Planning Stages


OKANAGAN NATION PH: (250) 707-0095 FAX: (250) 707-0166 C/O Okanogan Nation Alliance 3255-C Shannon Lake Road, WEST BANK V4T 1V4 Lower Similkameen Okanogan Osoyoos Penticton Upper Nicola Upper Similkameen

Affiliated communities:

598 616 596 597 697 599

WETSUWET'EN NATION CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES PH: (250) 847-3630 FAX: (250) 847-5381 C/O Office of the Wetsuwet'en Hereditary Chiefs Box 56 RR 1 Site 15, MORICETOWN V0J 2N0

Affiliated communities:
Moricetown Hagwilget

530 534

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ABORIGINAL AGENCIES & PROGRAMSNORTH ISLAND ARTS & CULTURE Toqualht Heritage Society c/o Ouquah Gallery P.O. Box 911, 1971 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Telephone: 250 726-7223 (Toquaht Nation) Fax: 250 726-7508 E-Mail: sjohnsen@alberni.net

U'Mista Cultural Centre PO Box 253 1 Front Street, Alert Bay BC V0N 1A0 Telephone: 250-974-5403 Fax: 250-974-5499 E-Mail: umista@island.net Web Site: www.umista.org developed at the community levels to preserve, develop and promote Aboriginal culture and heritage. The Centre offers Aboriginal and Cultural Resources.

Services: Through the delivery of programs and services

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EDUCATION AJ Elliot Elementary School 120 4th Street Sointula, BC Tel: 250.973.6331 / Fax: 250.973.6553

Malcolm Fleeton, Principal Lynn Walker, LA/RT

Alert Bay Elementary Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0 Tel: 250.974.5569 / Fax: 250.974.5925

Jill Cook, Principal

Cheslakees Elementary 2853 Mine Port McNeill, BC V0N 2N0 Tel: 250.956.3411 / Fax: 250.956.4999

Larry Burroughs, Principal Eleanor Ropponen, LA/RT Mary Addison, Secretary


Eagle View Elementary 9050 Sea View Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.6418

Tina Manders, Principal Dave Stevenson, LA/RT Connie Starr, Secretary Naomi Allen, FN Support
Fort Rupert Elementary 5520 Beaver Harbour Fort Rupert, BC Tel: 250.949.6518

George Markide, Principal Sarah Soltar-Heller, LA/RT Gisele Botel, Secretary

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North Island Secondary School 2071 McNeill Road Box 100 Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 250.956.3394 / Fax: 250.956.2035

Lauren Deadman, Principal Tom Adams, Vice Principal Tracy Doucette, Special Ed Elizabeth Farrant, Secretary Marilyn Kuss, Counsellor Kelly Amodeo, Alternative Program

Port Hardy Secondary School 9350 Park Drive Box 27 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.956.3394 / Fax: 250.956.2035

Steve Gray, Principal Gracie MacDonald, Vice Principal


E-mail: gmacdonald@sd85.bc.ca

Leigh Blacklock, Counsellor Colleen Martin, Secretary Jocelyn Finley, Alternative School Maggie Sedgemore, First Nations Counsellor
Quatsino Kakotlastsi School 305 Quattishe Road Coal Harbour, BC Tel:250.949.9666 / Fax: 250.949.9680

Jim Garrow, Principal

Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre 145A-Granville Road Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.902.0552

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Robert Scott Elementary 6855 Market Street Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.6362 / Fax: 250.949.2379

Frank McLean, Principal George Markides, Vice Principal Melinda Gaberel, LA/RT Anne Champis, Secretary Jen Holm, Behaviour Support
School District 84 116 Maquinna Ave, Zeballos BC Tel: 250.761.4227

School District 85 Box 90 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.6618 / Fax: 250.949.8792 Phone extension 2229 E-mail: wwright@sd85.bc.ca E-mail: cpurdey@sd85.bc.ca

Wally Wright, District Principal-Special Programs Charleen Purdey, Elementary Counsellor


Seaview Elementary Junior Secondary Marine Drive Port Alice, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 250.284.3315 / Fax: 250.284.3232

Hendrick Horsthuis, Principal Gail Henderson, La/RT Patricia Markides, Secretary

Sunset Elementary School 2433 Mountain Crescent Port McNeill, BC V0N 2N0 Tel: 250.956.4434 / Fax: 250.956.4118

Malcolm Fleeton, Principal Rena Sweeney, Vice Principal Bob Wheeler, Behaviour Support Patricia McKinnon, Secretary Pat Wainwright, LA/RT
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Woss Lake Elementary Tel: 250.281.2233 / Fax: 250.281.4331

Malcolm Fleeton, Principal Ulla Lutz, Teacher in Charge

FAMILY & YOUTH SERVICES Guilford Island (Kwicksutaineuk-Ah-Kwaw-Amish)

Beatrice Smith, Community Health Rep


Tel: 250.974.2844

Gwa-Sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Health & Family Services Tel: 250.949.8131 / Fax: 250.949.6811

Sala Sukow, Case Manager Laura Burns, Youth NNADAP Worker


E-mail: laura.burns@gwanak.info

Jane Lindsay, Nurse Nurse

nurse@gwanak.info mch.nurse@gwanak.info K'wak'walat'si (Namgis) Child and Family Services Tel: 250.974.5356 / Fax: 250.974.2634 E-mail: WendyW@namgis.bc.ca Contact: Wendy White Executive Director North Island Community Services Box 1028 Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 250.956.3134 / Fax: 250.956.4214

Marlee Christensen, Executive Director


E-mail: marensen@island.net

North Island Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) - Youth Addictions Community Resources CYMH Team 7115 Market Street, Bag 1100 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.8011 / Cell: 250.230.1431 / Fax: 250.949.8936 E-mail: joan.biever@gov.bc.ca Contact: Joan Biever, Team Leader
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North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Box 2446 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.8338 / Fax: 250.949.8344

Chris Parker, Executive Director


E-mail: cparker@island.net

E-mail: jenndeacon@uniserve.com

Linda McGill, Family Counsellor Jenn Deacon, Intake Counsellor

Brenda Allan, SAIP/CWWV Counsellor


E-mail: brendaallan@uniserve.com

North Island Infant Development Program Society 10-7070 Market Street PO Box 42, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.3031 / Fax: 250.949-3038 E-mail: niidps@telus.net

Kate Pinsonneault, Director

North Island School District 85 Outreach Counsellor Box 90, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949-6618 / Cell: 250.902.8574 / Fax: 250.949.8792 E-mail: rbates@sd85.bc.ca Contact: Rayna Bates Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre 145A Granville Road Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.902.0552 E-mail: deanwils@island.net Contact: Dean Wilson, Executive Director Youth Addiction Services 7070 Shorncliffe, Box 46 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.8611 / Fax: 250.949.9953 Cell: 250.230-3513 E-mail: peter.carter@viha.ca

Peter Carter, Youth & Family Addictions Counsellor Hiroko Sakai, Youth & Family Addictions Counsellor

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HEALTH AIDS Vancouver IslandNorth Island Office PO Box 42 Port Hardy, V0N2P0 Tel: 250.949.0432 / Fax: 250.949.9953 E-Mail: shane.thomas@avi.org / Web Site: www.avi.org Services: Aboriginal; Advocacy; Books and/or Resources; Health Information; Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bi-Sexual Support; HIV/ AIDS Information Cormorant Island Community Health Centre Tel: 250.974.5585

Physicians:
Ham, C Ross, S

250.974-5520 250.974-5215

Essop, Rhidwana

250.74-5215

Gwa-Sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Health & Family Services Tel: 250.949.8131 / Fax: 250.949.6811

Sala Sukow, Case Manager Laura Burns, Youth NNADAP Worker


E-mail: laura.burns@gwanak.info

Jane Lindsay, Nurse Nurse

nurse@gwanak.info mch.nurse@gwanak.info Namgis Health Centre Box 290, Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0 Tel: 250.974.5522 / Fax: 250.974.2736

Rachelle Siddall, Acting Director


RachelleS@namgis.bc.ca Port Alice Health Centre

Tel: 250.284.3555 / Fax: 250.284.6163 Port Hardy Hospital Tel: 250.949.6161 / Fax: 250.949.7000

Dr. Rohani

Nurses Station Physicians:


Chow, M Fletcher, R

Tel: 250.949.3420 / Fax: 250.949.6160 250.949-7117 250.949-7117 DeWit, A Smith, M 250.949-5920 250.949-7117
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Port McNeill Hospital Tel: 250.956.4461 / Fax: 250.956.2031

Nurses Station Physicians:


Avery, G

Tel: 250.956.4424 / Fax: 250.956.4493 250.956-3377 Clelland, J 250.956-3377

Vickie Korhonen, Mental Health Worker Jamuga Cook, Community Support Worker
Phone extension: 223 E-mail: j_cook@kdchealth.com

Kwakiutl District Council Health 97 Tsakis Way, Box 2220, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.6625 / Fax: 250.902.2246

Marie Duperreault, Nurse

Quatsino First Nation Health Centre Tel: 250.949.7161

Ursula Schneider, Nurse Dede Nelson, Alcohol and Drug Worker Angelica Starr, Infant Development Worker
VIHA: Adult Mental Health and Addictions Tel: 250.949.8611 / Cell: 250.230.1105 neil.taylor@viha.ca

Contact: Neil Taylor, Manager, Mental Health and Addictions


Port McNeill Mental Health and Addictions Port McNeill, BC 2750 Kingcome Place Tel: 250.956.3644 / Fax: 250.956.3653 VIHA: Public Health 7070 Market Street, Box 46, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Tel: 250.949.3100 / Fax: 250.949.2388 Cell: 250.230.0555 Email: sandra.waarne@viha.ca

Contact: Sandra Waarne, Program Manager

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Family Place Partnership Project Tel: 250.949.7330 / Fax: 250.949.7337

Marilyn Graham, Program Manager & P H Nurse Public Health Nurses: Moira Havelka Moira.Havelka@viha.c Pam Rardon Margit Stewart
Margit.Stewart@viha.ca

pam.rardon@viha.ca

Carolyn Kennard, First Nations Liaison Nurse


carolyn.kennard@viha.ca

carol.rogers@viha.ca

Carol Rogers

LEGAL SERVICES & ADVOCACY Whe-La-La-U Area Council 13 Whe-La-La-U, Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0 Tel: 250.974.5501 / Fax: 250.974.5904 E-mail: p-j-hunt@hotmail.com Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BC - Port Hardy PO Box 998, Port Hardy BC V0N2P0 Fax: 250.949.7201 / Email: E-Mail: ltay@north.island.net TREATMENT & HEALING CENTRES RESIDENTIAL Namgis Treatment Center PO Box 290, Alert Bay BC V0N 1A0 Tel: 250.974.5522 / Fax: 250.974.2257 Bed Capacity: 15 Program: Length: 6 weeks Services: Screening and assessment; brief intervention; individual, family and group counseling; life skills training; referrals to other treatment centers provides transportation for clients once in treatment. The program uses life skills training, family dynamics awareness. 12 step philosophy, and First Nations spirituality to help clients live without alcohol and/or drugs. Prevention activities include workshops in other communities upon request. Note: Program participants must be alcohol and drug free for two weeks prior to admittance. Clients must have no outside commitments that would interfere with the Treatment Program (i.e. Court, Doctor, Dentist, etc.)
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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT A-Tlegay Fisheries Society 1441B 16th Avenue, Campbell River BC, V9W2E4 Tel: 250.287.8868 / Fax 250.287.8414 Email: atlegay@oberon.ark.com Affiliation: Comox, Kwaikah, Tlowitsis, Wei Wai Kum, We Wai Kai BC Elders Communication Centre Society 1420C 16th Avenue, Campbell River BC, V9W2E3 Tel: 250.286.9977 / Toll Free 1.877.738.7288 (for elders) Fax 250.286.4809 Email: bcelderscommcentre@telus.net Web: http://www.bcelders.com Affiliation: BC Elders Council Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation PO Box 1384, 7563 Pacific Rim Hwy, Port Alberni BC, V9Y7M2 Tel: 250.724.3131 / Toll Free 1.866.444.6332 / Fax 250.724.9967 Email: nedc@island.net Web: http://www.nedc.info Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper PO Box 1383, 5001 Mission Road, Port Alberni BC, V9Y7M2 Tel: 250.724.5757 / Toll Free 1.877.677.1131 (treaty related business) / Fax 250.723.0463 Email: hashilthsa@nuuchahnulth.org Web: http://www.nuuchahnulth.org Affiliation: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

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EDUCATION Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start 956 Grieve Avenue, Courtney BC, V9N2T9 Tel: 250.334.2477 / Fax 250.334.2419 Email: cvahs@shawcable.com Affiliation: Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC Early Childhood Development Program 441 4th Avenue, Campbell River BC, V9W3W7 Tel: 250.286.3466 or 250.286.3430 / Toll Free 1.877.777.8222 Fax 250.286.3483 Email: ecd_cr@hotmail.com Qwellayuw Head Start (for ages 4-5 yrs) 441 4th Avenue, Campbell River BC, V9W3W7 Tel: 250.286.3044 or 250.286.3430 / Toll Free 1.877.777.8222 Fax 250.286.3483 Email: crahs@oberon.ark.com Affiliations: Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia, Laichwiltach Family Life Society FAMILY AND YOUTH SERVICES Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Turtle Haven House 4915 Island Hwy North, Courtney BC, V9N5Y9 Tel: 250.338.7652 / Fax 250.588.5591 Affiliation: Cwenenitel Aboriginal Society Campbell River Family Services 487 - 10th Avenue, Campbell River BC V9W 4E4 Tel: 250.287.7743 / Fax: 250.287.4268 Description: Non-profit agency providing Programs and Services reflecting the changing needs in our community to enhance the well being of all families and individuals.

Services:

Aboriginal Advocacy Multicultural Services Childcare, Parenting Programs and Family Life
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Kakawis Family Development Centre PO Box 17, Meares Island, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0 Tel: (250) 725-3951 / Fax: (250) 725-4285 Email: kakawis@tofino-bc.com Website: www.firstnationstreatment.org/kakawis/kakawis.htm Bed capacity: 9 family units Program Length: 6 weeks Cost: $40/day plus food and personal items Services: Individual, family and group counseling; life skills training; access to childcare. The program requires participation of the entire family. Knee-waas House (Port Alberni Friendship Centre) 3435 4th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4H3 Tel: 250.723.8281 / Fax: 250.723.1289 To support the community and provide a gathering place which honours and respects the strength of Aboriginal culture. The Aboriginal Early Childhood Development program was developed to meet the needs for culturally sensitive programming specific to Aboriginal families and children. Early Childhood Development Parenting Support Groups Individual Parenting Support Prevention and Education Workshops Support in accessing other services Immunizations & Health Education KUU-US Crisis Line Society PO Box 294, 4917 Argyle Street, Port Alberni BC, V9Y 7M7 Tel: 250.723.2323/ Toll Free 1.800.KUU.US17/ Fax: 250.723.2382 Email: kuu-usexecutivedirector@shaw.ca Web: http://www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca Laichwiltach Family Life Society 441-4th Avenue, Campbell River BC V9W 3W7 Tel: 250.286.3430/ Toll Free: 1.877.777.8222/ Fax: 250.286.3843 Email: lfls@oberon.ark.com Parent Support Services Society of BC (Central Island) 2045 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay BC V9P 9C2 Tel: 250.468.9658 / Fax: 250.468.9668 Email: parent@telus.net / Web: http://www.parentsupportbc.ca
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Port Alberni Friendship Centre 3555 4th Avenue, Port Alberni BC V9Y 4H3 Tel: 250.723.8281 / Fax: 250.723.1877 Web: http://www.pafriendshipcenter.com Crisis Outreach: 250.720.6140 Contact: Cindy Stevens, Executive Director

Mission Statement: Services:

"To support the community and provide a gathering place which honours and respects the strength of Aboriginal culture" The Port Alberni Friendship Center, located in Port Alberni, serves the cultural, recreational, administrative, legal advocacy, alcohol and drug program, and health referral needs of the Native people living in Port Alberni. The staff at the Friendship Center is involved with providing legal information, alcohol and drug counselling, liaison between clients and social agencies, providing information related to health, holding nutrition workshops and regular baby clinics. There are also the regular bookings at the Center covering everything from drop-in activities, pot-luck suppers, band meetings, baby clinics, band elections, fundraising activities, weddings, funerals and recreational and cultural programs. There is a cultural program for all ages including beadwork, Native dancing, basket weaving, and a whole program of recreation programs including basketball, volleyball, video nights for teens, a Youth Council, regular youth dances, and special field trips and events in the planning stage.

Programs include:

Alcohol and Drug Counselling Family Services Brighter Futures Parenting Program Community Referral Cultural / Education / Recreational Activities Early Childhood Development Program Employment Counselling Family Services Legal Information Outreach Legal Advocacy Youth Resources Tutoring

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Wachiay Friendship Centre P.O. Box 3204, 1625B McPhee Avenue, Courtenay BC, V9N 5N4 Tel: 250.338.7793 / Fax: (250) 338-7287 Contact: Alison Trenholm, Executive Director HOUSING Makola Housing Society (Campbell River) 47A 300 Robron Road, Campbell River BC V9W 5P2 Tel: 250.923.4145/ Fax: 250.923.2597 Makola Housing Society (Courtney) 16 2060 Lake Trail Road, Courtney BC V9N 9C3 Tel: 250.703.0357/ Fax: 250.703.9530 Makola Housing Society (Port Alberni) 17 3777 Argyle Way, Port Alberni BC V9Y 8C7 Tel: 250.723.9855/ Fax: 250.723.1744 HEALTH AIDS Vancouver IslandMid-Island Chapters Campbell River: 1249 Ironwood Place, Campbell River BC V9W5T4 Tel: 250.830.0787 or toll free 1.877.650.8787 / Fax: 250.830.0784 E-Mail: niaccr@island.net Courtenay: 355 6th Street, Courtenay BC V9N1M2 Tel: 250.338.7400 or toll free 1.877.311.7400 / Fax: 250.334.8224 E-Mail: niac@island.net Bamfield Health Centre PO Box 40, 365 Bamfield Road, Bamfield BC, V0R1B0 Tel: 250.728.3312 Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30am4:30pm Campbell River & District General Hospital 3752nd Avenue, Campbell River BC, V9W3V1 Tel: 250.287.7111 Visiting Hours: 12pm8pm daily ICU: 10am1pm & 3:30pm8pm daily Campbell River Health Unit 200-1100 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C6 Tel: 250.287.2818 Campbell River Home Support 427 10th Avenue, Campbell River BC, V9W4E4 Tel: 250.286.6743
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Campbell River Substance Abuse Intervention # 207 - 1040 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C6 Tel: 250.850.5800 / Fax: 250.286.6679 North Island Mtis Association 124-A- 740 Robron Road, Campbell River BC V9W6J7 Tel: (250) 287-7417 Email: nimetis@oberon.ark.com Contact: Reception Hours: Monday- Thursday, 10am-4pm Services: Currently offering a health initiative program and a youth project Access: Operates with an open door policy. Drop in or call for information Port Alberni Child, Youth and Family Health Unit 4227 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4N1 Tel: 250.724.1281 Port Alberni Home and Community Care Health Unit 4259 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4N1 Tel: 250.720.0334 Port Alberni Mental Health 4780 Roger Street, Port Alberni BC V9Y 3Z2 Tel: 250.724.3554 Seniors, Home and Community Services 110 Birch Street, Campbell River BC V9W 2S2 Tel: 250.830.2222 St. Josephs General Hospital Substance Abuse Intervention Program Tel: 250.339.1573 / Pager: 250.703.9102 during office hours Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday Tofino General Hospital 261 Neill Street, PO Box 190, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Tel: 250.725.3212 Visiting Hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
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Ucluelet Health Unit Public Health / Coastal Family Place 265 First Street, PO Box 1078, Tofino BC V0R 3Z0 Tel: 250.725.2172 West Coast General Hospital 3949 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni BC V9Y 4S1 Tel: 250.723.2135 Visiting Hours: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm daily West Coast Mental Health and Addictions Services 101-1801 Bay Street, PO Box 277, Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Tel: 250.726.1282 MID-ISLAND TREAMENT & HEALING SERVICES NON-RESIDENTIAL Addiction Services Cowichan District Hospital 3045 Gibbins Road, Duncan BC V9L 1E5 Tel: 250.746.4141/ Fax: 250.746.4247 Program setting: Outpatient; Outreach; Withdrawal management / hospital setting Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females; Families Fees (in-province) : No Description: Mental health and addiction services; Addiction Services: Substance Misuse; Hospital Assessment, Referral and Education (SHARE). Branch locations: Arrangements for appointments in alternate locations, such as Chemainus and Lake Cowichan, can be made as necessary. Ahousaht Holistic Center PO Box 91 Ahousat BC V0R 1A0 Tel: 250.670.9558/ or 250.670.9563 (Administration) Fax: 250.670.9554 Email: ahousaht@island.net Affiliations: Ahousaht Tribe, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

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Campbell River Addiction Services: VIHA 207- 1040 Shoppers Row, Campbell River BC V9W 2C6 Tel: 250.850.5800/ Fax: 250.286.6679 Program setting: Outpatient; Withdrawal management-home; Walk in Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Seniors; Males; Females; People with concurrent psychiatric problems Specialized services: People with concurrent psychiatric problems Description: Services for adults and seniors with addictions include home detoxification; counselling; lending library and public awareness education. Walk-in assessment available. Staff are trained in treating concurrent disorders. Branch locations/ referrals: Serves Campbell River, Cortez Island, Gold River, Quadra Island, Sayward, and Tahsis. Central Island Addiction Services Vancouver Island Health Authority PO Box 489, 124 McCarter Street, Parksville BC V9P 2G6 Tel: 250.954.4738 / Fax: 250.248.8974 Program setting: Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females; Families Specialized services: Females Fees (in-province) No Description: Screening and assessment; brief intervention; individual, family, and group counseling; life skills training; referral; womens empowerment group. Client-centered, abstinence, or harmreduction model. Personal treatment plans developed with clients following in-depth assessment. Columbia Coast Addiction Services Inc. Methadone Program 151 Beech Street, Campbell River BC V9W 5G4 Tel: 250.287.4822/ Fax: 250.286.4842 Program setting: Outpatient Addictions treated: Drugs; Opiates (heroin) Clients accepted: Young adults; Adults; Males; Females Fees (in-province) Yes Description: This is a methadone program.

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Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Turtle Haven House 4915 Island Hwy N, Courtney BC V9N 5Y9 Tel: 250.338.7652/ Fax: 604.588.5591 Affiliation: Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Haven: A Society for Women and Children PO Box 311, Nanaimo BC V9R 5L3 Tel: 250.755.1788/ Fax: 250.755.1789 Program setting: Outreach; Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Females; Adults; Children; Sex trade workers; Homeless Specialized services: Females; Sex trade workers; Homeless Description: Provides transitional housing, an integrated day program, and case management services for women with or without children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to violence, their experience of sex trade activity, addictions, or incarceration. The Transitional Housing Program provides safe housing with residential supports and mentoring to help women at risk of homelessness initiate change and transition to independent living and housing that is stable and secure. Average length of stay is six months. The Integrated Day Program supports at-risk women through life-skills training and the development of personal action plans. The program strengthens self-sufficiency and supports each womans transition into regular community life. The Wrap Around Initiative provides integrated case management and flexible funding to ensure access to housing for at-risk women. KUU-US Crisis Line Society PO Box 294, 4917 Argyle Street, Port Alberni BC V9Y 7M7 Tel: 250.723.2323 (Admin Office) / Toll Free: 1.800.KUU.US17 Fax: 250.723.2382 Email: kuu-usexecutivedirector@shaw.ca Web: http://www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca

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Mental Health and Addiction Services Alcohol and Drug Services Team 3151 Barons Road, Nanaimo BC V9T 5W5 Tel: 250.760.0200/ Fax: 250.760.0210 Program setting: Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females Fees (in-province) No Description: Provides information, education, support, and treatment for adults affected by or at risk of developing alcohol and other drug-related difficulties. Services: screening and assessment; individual counselling; referral and educational; skill development, and support groups. Services are client-centered, based on informed choice; and encourage community participation, emphasizing healthy change and goalsetting in the recovery process. Group counselling for caregivers and children affected by exposure to substance misuse environments.

Nanaimo Adult Community Mental Health: VIHA 1665 Grant Avenue, Nanaimo BC V9S 5K7 Tel: 250.755.3361/ Fax: 250.755.3374 Program setting: Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs; Concurrent disorders Clients accepted: Males; Females; Adolescents; Adults; Families; People with concurrent psychiatric problems Specialized services: People with concurrent psychiatric problems Fees (in-province) No Description: Offers Intensive Case Management Program for people with complex recovery needs as a result of co-occurring serious mental illness and a serious chemical dependency. Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment Team services include group and individual treatment for people suffering from acute or chronic anxiety, depression, panic, or post-traumatic stress as well as family members, and people with mental health and alcohol and drug use problems.

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Open Door: VIHA 447 Saint Julian Street, Duncan BC V9L 3S7 Tel: 250.748.5588/ Fax: 250.746.4778

Branch location:

Wisteria House Group Home 5276 Wicks Road, Duncan, BC V9W 5C3 Tel: 250.748.6250.

Program setting: Aftercare program Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs; Concurrent disorders Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females; People with concurrent Specialized services: People with concurrent psychiatric problems Description: Rehabilitation services for adults with serious and
psychiatric problems

persistent mental illness and/or addictions. Aim is to improve functioning in all areas of life, living situation, social/leisure, vocation, and education. Services: Individually focused, and include counselling, prevocational programs, and coordination with other community services. Serves clients who are already receiving treatment for mental health issues and/or addiction, and who may benefit from planned rehabilitation services. Referrals through Duncan Mental Health and Addiction services. Port Alberni Mental Health and Addiction Services: VIHA - Central Island 4780 Roger Street, Port Alberni BC V9Y 3Z2 Tel: 250.724.3554/ Fax: 250.724.3977 Program setting: Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females; People with concurrent psychiatric problems Fees (in-province) No Description: Provides mental health services and addiction counselling.

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Tillicum Health Center, Substance Abuse Program 957 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 6N4 Tel: 250.753.6578/ Fax: 250.754.1390 Program setting: Outpatient; Walk in Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Aboriginal Peoples; Adults; Males; Females: Young adults Specialized services: Aboriginal Peoples Fees (in and out of province) No Description: Tillicum Haus Friendship Center is for First Nations people 19 and over. Screening and assessment; intervention; individual, family and group counseling; life skills training; coping skills and referral. Programs for family and friends of persons with substance misuse problems. Recovery circle provides pre-and-post residential treatment care. Holistic program addressing the healing of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Works to increase awareness of the damage substance misuse can cause to the individual and the community. Referrals are made for family members to ensure they receive needed help through the healing process. Weekly relapse prevention group deals with topics such as problem-solving, conflict, resolution and co-dependency. MID-ISLAND TREATMENT & HEALING CENTRES RESIDENTIAL Ann Elmore Transition House Detox Program PO Box 548, Campbell River BC V9W 5C1 Tel: 250.287.7348/ Fax: 250.286.6252 Program setting: Recovery home; Withdrawal managementresidential Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Females; Adults Fees (in-province) No Description: Services include withdrawal management (social, nonmedical detoxification); brief intervention; and individual counselling. There is one detox bed available, within a 15-bed transition house for women fleeing abusive relationships. The woman detoxing does not have to be a victim of domestic violence necessarily. We will accept methadone-using clients wanting to withdraw from other substances. All programs are run from a feminist perspective.
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Clearview Center Communities Addiction Resource Society 967 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 6N4 Tel: 250.753.9968/ Fax: 250.754.9305 Program setting: Withdrawal management-residential; Recovery home Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females; People on methadone; People with concurrent psychiatric problems Specialized services: Females Description: Provides medical detoxification services for adults and individual counseling, and support groups are ongoing. Program utilizes a psychosocial education approach, and a cognitive education, harm reduction, relapse prevention, and treatmentreadiness group process. Family Development Center Alcohol & Drug Services PO Box 17, Meares Island, Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Tel: 250.725.3951/Fax: 250.725.4285 Program setting: Residential-treatment center setting Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Aboriginal Peoples; Families; Males; Females Specialized services: Aboriginal Peoples; Families Fees (in and out of province) Yes Description: Residential six week addictions treatment for Aboriginal families. Facilitates family healing and recovery from drug and alcohol misuse; develops and delivers group learning and processing experiences, combining contemporary principles of group work with traditional healing practices. Also promotes personal skill development and training in parenting, communications, problem solving, conflict resolution and goal setting, and also provides a supportive therapeutic and physical environment that models a substance-free, healthy family lifestyle. Services include individual and family counselling, and life skills training.

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Kakawis Drug and Alcohol Services for Inmates John Howard Society of BC-Nanaimo Region C/O Nanaimo Correctional Center, Bag 4000, 3945 Biggs Road, Nanaimo BC V9R 5N3 Tel: 250.756.3300/ Fax: 250.758.1964 Program Setting: Correctional setting Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Offenders Specialized services: Offenders Fees (in-province) No Description: Provides addiction treatment for adult male inmates at Nanaimo Correctional Center, including assessment Services: 30-day stabilization program for adults in early recovery who are motivated to examine their behaviours and learn new skills. Assesses the clients daily living skills, strengths and needs, as well as their professional and community support. Qul-Aun Program: Moving Beyond the Traumas of Our Past PO Box 370, 699 Capilano Road, Lantzville BC V0R 2H0 Tel: 250.390.3123/ Fax: 250.390.3119 Email: infor@tsowtunlelum.org Web: www.tsowtunlelum.org/ Program Length: 5 week residential program Services: Program is designed to address the special needs of people who have suffered, or who are experiencing trauma in their lives, including emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues that stem from: effects of residential school experience; substance abuse; violence (domestic or physical); unresolved grief; issues that are often passes from generation to generation unless the cycle is broken. Access: Potential participants are Aboriginal adults (over 19 years). Referrals may come from substance abuse treatment counsellors, psychologists, and therapists. Must have 6 months of sobriety and make a written commitment to complete the program. Contact for more information and details.

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Second Chance Recovery Facility PO Box 996, Stn A, 647 Birch Street, Campbell River BC V9W 6Y4 Tel: 250.830.1103/ Fax: 250/830/1175 Program setting: Recovery home; Withdrawal management Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Males; Young adults; Adults; People on methadone Specialized services: Males Fees (in and out of province) Yes Description: Offers supportive recovery services for me 18 years and older. Services: Individual and group counselling, life skills training, access to transportation, and AA/NA self-help groups. Uses holistic, behavioural, and harm-reduction concepts while integrating the trans-theoretical stages of change model. Personal involvement is promoted in goal planning and action strategies to deal with the ongoing problems of addiction, and information pertaining to career and educational development is an integral part of the program. Minimum stay is 28 days. We will accept methadone-using clients wanting to withdraw from other substances. Referrals made through addiction counsellors only. Offers crisis stabilization, including nonmedical detox for four men; accepts self-referrals (250.758.7006). Surfside Recovery House 2368 Rosstown Road, Nanaimo BC V9T 3R7 Tel: 250.758.2253/ 250.758.5611 (24hr)/ Fax: 250.758.2253 Program setting: Residential-treatment center setting Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Males; Young adults; Adults Specialized services: Males Fees (in and out of province) Yes Description: 42-day, full-time addiction recovery program for men ages 19 and over (may take men ages 17 and 18 with special permission). Based on the 12-step philosophy, the program deals with the nature of addiction, emotions and problems, and defense and alibi systems. Services: Individual counselling, group meetings, relapse prevention, and one-to-one assistance with working the first five steps. Facility is staffed 24 hours a day. 72 hours clean time required for new clients; on-site testing for alcohol and drugs is done regularly. Referrals through self, addiction counsellor, community agency, or physician. Program does not accept men using methadone.
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Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society, Substance Abuse Treatment Center Thuy Namut Substance Abuse Treatment Program PO Box 370, 699 Capilano Road, Lantzville BC V0R 2H0 Tel: 250.390.3123/ Fax: 250.3990.3119 Web: http://www.tsowtunlelum.org Program setting: Residential-treatment center setting Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Aboriginal Peoples; Survivors of trauma; Males; Females; Young adults; Adults Specialized services: Aboriginal Peoples; Survivors of trauma Languages: English; Hulquminum Fees (in and out of province) No Description: Grounded in native culture and tradition, this is a 40 day intensive residential program is available to First Nations people. The program is holistic in nature. Through carefully developed therapy experiences that build on existing strengths and aspirations, each participant discovers their own unique pathway for continuing recovery from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Those seeking admissions are requested to obtain the support of one of the following: drug and alcohol worker, band social worker, community service worker or a community professional. During the program, clients develop an aftercare plan that includes community, family and therapeutic support unique to their needs. We offer a special program for survivors of trauma and residential schools (Moving Beyond the Traumas of Our Past). No fees for Aboriginal people; $4000 for non-Aboriginal. Upper Island Youth Services: The John Howard Society of North Island 201-140A 10th Avenue, Campbell River BC V9W 4E3 Tel: 250.286.0611/ Fax: 250.286.3650 Web: http://www.island.net/~youth Program setting: Residential-treatment center setting; Withdrawal management home Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adolescents; Children Specialized services: Adolescents; Children Fees (in-province) No

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Upper Island Youth Services The John Howard Society of North Island Description: The Odyssey Program offers two options for treatment of high-risk youth substance misuse: one with residential treatment located at The Challenge Center near Campbell River, and the other providing community services. The John Howard Society of North Island is the sponsoring agency partnering with the Pacific Legal Education Association (PLEA) which jointly operates the Family Care Home Program on Vancouver Island. Services: For males we offer a 16 week residential program for youth ages 13 18 which includes 2 weeks of detox and assessment, 8 weeks of residential treatment, 6 weeks of aftercare, discharge planning and recovery. For females or males inappropriate for residential treatment we offer a 12-bed component for youth up to 19 years old who reside in Family Care Homes. This component is specifically designed for disenfranchised youth and those who may have been heavily involved in the street life culture. WOMENS ORGANIZATIONS Aboriginal Womens Council 3105 Sahtioot Crescent, Comox BC V9M 4E4 Tel: 250.339.4234 or 604.230.7336 Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Turtle Haven House 4915 Island Hwy N, Courtney BC V9N 5Y9 Tel: 250.338.7652/ Fax: 604.588.5591 Affiliation: Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society Kwakiutl Womens Group 3105 Sahtioot Crescent, Comox BC V9M 4E4 Tel: 250.339.4234 Port Alberni Womens Resources Tel: 250.724.7111 Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry PO Box 3166, 1855 Cliffe Street, Courtney BC V9N 5N5 Tel: 250.334.9591/ Fax: 250.338.9515
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DISABILITY Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) 3008 Second Avenue, Port Alberni BC, V9Y 1Y9 Tel: 250.724.7155 / Fax: 250.723.0404 Email: admin@paacl.ca Web: www.paacl.ca

Services:

Child and Youth ServicesInfant Development and Supported Child Development programs Community HousingMaple, Ninth Avenue and West Porte Residences Community IntegrationArrowsmith, Community Options, and Community Choices Day programs Host Family ServicesIndividual Support programs Supported LivingSemi Independent Living and Access program

The Port Alberni Association for Community Living provides opportunities for meaningful work, residential options, community involvement and support for adults with developmental disabilities and children with special needs. We value the importance of families and friends and will facilitate and support efforts to nurtures relationships. LEGAL SERVICES & ADVOCACY Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BC - Port Alberni PO Box 211, Port Alberni, V9Y7M7 Tel: 250.724.3143 / Fax: 250 724-3110 E-Mail: bgallic@island.net Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BC - Campbell River (c/o Homalco Indian Band) 1218 Bute Crescent, Campbell River, BC V9H 1G5 Telephone: 250 923-2809 / Fax: 250 923-2726 E-Mail: gcolc@island.net

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ARTS AND CULTURE Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC 1 Boat Ramp, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M1N9 Tel: 250.544.8172 / Fax 250.544.8173 Email: asra@asra.ca Web: http://www.asra.ca Indigenettework: First Nations Women in the Arts Co-op 13 1492 Admirals Road, Victoria BC, V9A2R1 Tel: 250.383.1342 / Fax 250.383.1345 Le-La-La Dancers 4036 Trafalgar Crescent, Victoria BC, V8Z3Y6 Tel: 250.727.7958 / Fax 250.727.7958*51 Email: lelala@shaw.ca Web: http://www.lelaladancers.com Quwutsun Cultural and Conference Centre 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan BC, V9L6P4 Tel: 250.746.8119 / Toll Free 1.877.746.8119 / Fax 250.746.4143 Email: askme@quwutsun.ca Web: http://www.quwutsun.ca Affiliations: Cowichan Tribes, Khowutzun Development Corporation Quwutsun Syuwentst Lelum Culture and Education Centre 5744 Allenby Road, Duncan BC, V9L5J1 Tel: 250.715.1022 / Fax 250.715.1023 Email: education@cowichantribes.com Web: http://www.cowichantribes.com Affiliation: Cowichan Tribes Saanich Native Heritage Society PO Box 28, 7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M1R3 Tel: 250.652.5980 or 250.652.1811 / Fax 250.652.5957 Email: s_n_h_s_@hotmail.com Affiliation: Tsawout, Tsartlip, Tseycum, Pauquachin

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Vancouver Island Consortium of Indigenous Arts Society (VICIA) 13 1492 Admirals Road, Victoria BC, V9A2R1 Tel: 250.383.1342 / Fax 250.383.1345 Email: native_artists@hotmail.com BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Epicure SelectionsHome Based Businesses Victoria Consultant Email: sharwilson@shaw.ca Services: 100% Canadian owned direct sales company offering a unique line of versatile herb and spice blends, time saving recipes and professional quality cookware. Rainbow Spirit Employment Development Mailing: PO Box 27112, Victoria BC, V9B2Y0 Tel: 478.6003 or 250.920.9264 / Fax 250.478.6003 Email: info@rainbowspirit.ca Web: http://www.rainbowspirit.ca COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA Turtle Island Native Network 1 1986 Glenidle Road, Sooke BC, V0S1N0 Tel: 250.642.0277 Email: infocom@pro.net Web: http://www.turtleisland.org DISABILITY RESOURCES BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society 1179 Kosapsum Crescent, Victoria BC, V9A7K7 Tel: 250.381.7303 / Toll Free 1.888.815.5511 / Fax 250.381.7312 Website: http://www.bcands.ca Hours: M to F, 8:30am to 4:30pm Services: Outreach services and advocacy services for Aboriginal people with disabilities on and off reserve. Resource Centre available to frontline workers Access: Membership is free
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EDUCATION Aboriginal Liaison Office University of Victoria PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Sedgewick Building, Room C186, Victoria BC, V8W2Y2 Tel: 250.472.4913 or 250.727.6326 / Fax 250.472.4952 Email: abloadm@uvic.ca Web: http://www.uvic.ca/ablo Aboriginal Nations Education: School District #61 555 Boleskine Road, Victoria BC, V8W2R1 Tel: 250.475.4123 / Fax 250.475.4109 Website: http://www.sd61.bc.ca/html/fned.html Hours: M to F, 8:30am to 4:30pm Services: Elementary school counsellor for Aboriginal students, oneon-one counselling, group counseling with parents, cultural awareness, liaison with other Aboriginal workers, community referrals, networking for parents and schools. Access: Available to all Aboriginal students in the District on either a regular basis or referral basis. Aboriginal Nations Resource Centre 556 Boleskine Road, Victoria BC, V8W2R1 Tel. 250.475.4131 or 250.475.4124 / Fax: 250.475.4109 Email: jlindsay@sd61.bc.ca Services: Over 3,400 books and videos on Aboriginal people. District staff, students and the community are welcome to review the materials and to check them out for personal or classroom use. Camosun CollegeFirst Nations Education and Services Lansdowne Campus 3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria BC V8P 5J2 Ewing Building, Room 272 Tel: 250.370.3299 Fax: 250.370.3291 Email: fnesinfo@camosun.bc.ca Web: http://www.camosun.ca/services/fnes/index.html Services: Programs and services for First Nations students; we support other Indigenous programs in the college, an help to provide linkages between Camosun College, First Nations students and the local First Nations community.
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Caring for First Nations Children Society 3rd floor, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, BC V8M2C3 Tel: 250.652.9899 / Toll free: 1.800.342.4155 Website: www.cfncs.com Contact: Grace Atkinson (Training Manager) Services: Delivers the Aboriginal Social Work Training Project, which provides training to delegated social workers employed by First Nations Child and Family Service agencies in British Columbia. The course is designed to meet the training needs of social workers who will hold letters of delegation pursuant to the Aboriginal Delegation. Chemainus Native College and Stuate LeLum Secondary School PO Box 730, 5091 Jones Road, Ladysmith BC, V9G1A5 Tel: 250.245.3522 / Fax 250.245.8263 Web: http://www.chemainusnativecollege.com Affiliation: Malaspina University College First Nations Training and Consulting Services Location: 7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay BC Mailing: PO Box 69, Saanichton BC, V8M2C3 Tel: 250.652.7097 / Fax 250.652.7039 Email: fntcs@telus.net Web: http://www.firstpeoplescanada.com First Nations Partnership Program, School of Child & Youth Care, UVIC PO Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Tel: 250.721.7214 / Fax: (250) 721-7218 E-mail: fnnp@uvic.ca Contact: Karen Fitzgerald, First Nations Liaison Service: Build partnerships with First Nations Communities for a two -year Diploma in Child & Youth Care, which ladders into 3rd year of Child and Youth Care towards a degree. The Diploma includes the requirements necessary for the Ministry of Health Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification. Unique components of the program are that it is community-based, community-delivered and the curriculum is con-constructed with traditional knowledge from the community. Access: For more information see contact information. Individuals are not able to apply, as the program is available only in community-based, cohort (group) format.
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Foster Parent Support Services Society 101814 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria BC, V9B2X7 Tel: 250.598.1500 / Fax: 250.598.8810 Email: admin@fpsss.com Web: http://www.fpsss.com Services: The FPSSS is committed to providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of foster parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes. Indigenous Governance Programs Location: University of Victoria, Faculty of Human and Social Development HSD Bldg, 3800 Finnerty Road Mailing: PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W2Y2 Tel: 250.721.6438 or 250.721.8098 / Fax 250.472.4724 Email: igov@uvic.ca Web: http://www.uvic.ca/igov LAU,WELNEW Tribal School c/o Saanich Indian School Board PO Box 368, 7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M1R3 Tel: 250.652.1811 / Fax 250.652.2326 Web: http://www.sisb.bc.ca/index3.html Native Students Union University of Victoria Location: B023 Student Union Building Mailing: PO Box 3035, Victoria BC, V8W3P3 Tel: 250.472.4394 Email: nsu@uvss.uvic.ca Web: http://www.uvss.uvic.ca/nsu Affiliation: Canadian Federation of Students Aboriginal Caucus

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Pamela BourqueArt Therapy Facilitator #393498 Lovat Avenue, Victoria BC Tel: 250.414.0239 Email: pbourque@uniserve.net Services: Fibre arts doll and puppet workshops for individuals and groups. Workshops are available for agencies working with youth, parents and healing work. They are individually designed for your organization or group. Booking requests should be made three months in advance for groups up to 30 participants and six months in advance for larger conferences or groups. Quwutsun Syuwentst Lelum Culture and Education Centre 5744 Allenby Road, Duncan BC, V9L5J1 Tel: 250.715.1022 / Fax 250.715.1023 Email: education@cowichantribes.com Web: http://www.cowichantribes.com Affiliation: Cowichan Tribes Saanich Adult Education Centre PO Box 368, 7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M1R3 Tel: 250.652.2214 ext.237 or 250.652.4212 ext.221 Fax 250.652.6929 Web: http://www.sisb.bc.ca/saec/index.htm Affiliation: Saanich Indian School Board School District 62Sooke 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria BC V9B 5R1 Tel: 250.474.9879 Fax: 250.474.9825 Email: pjrichmond@sd62.bc.ca Web: http://www.sd62.bc.ca Slelemw Child Development Centre c/o Saanich Indian School Board Location: 7449 West Saanich Road Mailing: PO Box 368, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M1R3 Tel: 250.652.0074 ext.273 / Fax 250.652.6929

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Tsawout Education and Training Centre PO Box 121, 2677 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton BC V8M2C3 Tel: 250.652.4287 / Fax 250.652.9114 (band office) Email: recycling@tsawout.ca Affiliation: Tsawout First Nation University of VictoriaFaculty of Human and Social Development PO Box 1700, Stn CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2 Room A102, HSD Building University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria BC V8P 5C2 Tel: 250.721.6274 Fax:250.721.7067 Email: rogerj@uvic.ca Web: http://www.hsd.uvic.ca EMPLOYMENT / JOB SEARCH BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres 200-506 Fort Street, Victoria BC, V8W1E6 Tel: 250.388.5522 / Fax 250.388.5502 Website: www.bcaafc.com Hours: M to F, 9:00am 5:00pm Services: First Citizens Student Bursary Fund provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students enrolled in post-secondary education. Must meet eligibility requirements. Elders Transportation Program aims to provide funding to Elders for transportation costs related to heritage, cultural and educational workshops and conferences. Access: Contact the agency for more information. Career, Employment and Education Resources (CEER) Location: Victoria Native Friendship Centre 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria BC, V8Z1J6 Tel: 250.384.3211 / Fax 250.384.1586 Email: info@vnfc.ca Web: http://ww.vnfc.ca Affiliations: Victoria Native Friendship Centre, United Way of Greater Victoria

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First Nations Training and Consulting Services Location: 7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay BC Mailing: PO Box 69, Saanichton BC, V8M2C3 Tel: 250.652.7097 / Fax 250.652.7039 Email: fntcs@telus.net Web: http://www.firstpeoplescanada.com Quwutsun Syuwentst Lelum Culture and Education Centre 5744 Allenby Road, Duncan BC, V9L5J1 Tel: 250.715.1022 / Fax 250.715.1023 Email: education@cowichantribes.com Web: http://www.cowichantribes.com Affiliation: Cowichan Tribes Rainbow Spirit Employment Development Location: 771 Goldstream Avenue Mailing: PO Box 27112, Victoria BC, V9B2Y0 Tel: 250.478.6003 or 250.920.9264 (cell) / Fax 250.478.6003 Email: info@rainbowspirit.ca Web: http://www.rainbowspirit.ca ABORIGINAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Coast Salish Employment and Training Society (South Vancouver Island) 201 5462 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC, V9L6V2 Tel: 250.746.0183 / Toll Free 1.888.811.3919 / Fax 250.746.0189 Email: info@csets.com Web: http://www.coastsalishemployment.com Region 1 Vancouver Island Regional Mtis Management Association (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Powell River) 156D Government Street, Duncan BC, V9L1A2 Tel: 250.746.6271 / Toll Free 1.888.632.9450 / Fax 250.746.5856

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HEALTH Finding A Doctor 250.598.6021 (list of GPs taking new patientsVictoria) HIV/AIDS free anonymous testing clinic (Victoria) 250.388.2220 Cool Aid Community Health Centre (Victoria) 250.385.1466 (no medical coverage is OK) Cool Aid Dental Clinic (Victoria) 250.383.5957 (reduced fee) Youth Clinic (Victoria) 250.388.7841 Medical Services Plan (Victoria) 250.386.7171 BC Nurse Line 1.866.215.4700 (24 hours) Eating Disorders Program (Victoria) 250.387.0000 AIDS Vancouver IslandNanaimo Chapter 201-55 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, V9R5N9 Tel: 250.753.2437 / Fax: 250.753.4595 Services: Aboriginal; Advocacy; Health information; Services to Children, Youth and Street Youth; Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, BiSexual support; HIV/ AIDS information AIDS Vancouver IslandDuncan Chapter 1-Kenneth Place Duncan, V9L2Y9 Tel: 250.701.3667 / Fax: 250.748.3509 AIDS Vancouver IslandVictoria Chapter 1601 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC, Tel: 250.384.2366 / Fax: 250.380.9411

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Canadian Red Cross 909 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC, V8V3A3 Tel: 250.995.3508 / Fax 250.382.3420 Email: shelly.cardinal@redcross.ca Hours: Varied Services: Abuse Prevention. Provides prevention, education programs and workshops on what abuse is, the effects of abuse, what a safety net looks like, and setting up prevention plans, primary prevention and education. Access: Call to inquire about services and fee for service. Note: Can assist with accessing training dollars, works all across Canada, and office is based in Victoria at the Red Cross. Pauquachin Health Centre 9010 West Saanich Road Sidney, BC V8L 5W4 Tel: 250.656.2743 / Fax: 250.656.2096 Description: Represents and provide to Aboriginal people provincial & federal programs and services within the organizations region. They provide a number of client based services in the areas of health care, substance abuse, and family support.

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Aboriginal Addiction Services Youth Addictions Services Health

Capital Health First Nation Liaison Nurse 1952 Bay Street, Memorial Pavilion, Victoria BC V8R1J8 Tel: 250.370.8847 or 250.812.1464 (cell) Fax: 250.370.8200 Contact: Christine Atkins Services: Assists in improving health care for Aboriginal people in the Victoria Capital Region (ie. advocacy, health care and home care). The First Nations Liaison works with Aboriginal people in the hospital and in community, and also acts as an advocate for Aboriginal people to access appropriate resources within the Capital Region. Assistance is provided for people with any health matter. Coordinator of health services for Aboriginal people offered by the Capital Health Region. Cost: None.
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Vancouver Island Health Authority Aboriginal Health 1952 Bay Street (Memorial Pavilion), Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 Tel: 250.370.8914 / Fax: 250.370.8200 E-mail: Christina.Stauffer@viha.ca Contact: Ian Knipe, Director Services: Assists in improving health care for Aboriginal people in Victoria Capital Region (i.e. advocacy, health care, and home care); works with aboriginal people in hospital as well as in community; works as an advocate for aboriginal people to access appropriate resources within Capital Region; assists people with any health matter. Coordinates the health services for Aboriginal people offered by the Capital Health Region MENTAL HEALTH Victoria REES Network 250.595.8619 Victoria Mental Health Centre 250.370.8175 BC Schizophrenia Society Victoria Branch 941 Kings Road, Victoria BC V8T 1W7 Tel: 250.384.4225 Fax: 250.388.4391 Email: admin.bcss@shaw.ca Web: http://www.bcssvictoria.ca Services: For consumers, family members and caregivers affected by Complex Cognitive Disorders (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis) with/without addictions. We provide support, outreach, education and volunteer opportunities: Family peer support, short term counseling, support groups, respite, panel speakers and educational materials. Laurel Enterprises 250.386.6011

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COUNSELLING Child & Family Counselling Association Address: Suite 5 230 Menzies Avenue, Victoria BC V8V 2G7 Tel: 250.595.4423 / Cell: 250.884.8401 / Fax: 250.595.7318 Contact: Katrina Clutesi, Saanich Crisis Intervention Team Hours: Monday Friday, 8:30am 4:30pm; (Team: 10am 10pm) Services: Supervised visits with Ministry of Children & Families; team searches for missing youth; child care workers and youth/family counsellors on staff. Access: Referrals from MCFD social workers; No cost. Note: Ms. Clutesi is the Aboriginal person on staff. Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society Mary Manning Centre Tel: 250.385.6111 / Fax 250.386.8111 210 1175 Cook Street, Victoria BC V8V 4A1 Contact: Fred Ford, Executive Director Services: Referrals can be made through a doctor, MCFD, police, other professionals, or self-referral by a patient or guardian. The Mary Manning Centre provides treatment for individuals 19 yrs and under and their families dealing with issues involving child sexual abuse. Treatment may include: Counselling Short or long term therapy provided Individual, family or group counselling by qualified professional counselors Support and Education Provided to families who choose to be involved with the criminal justice system, including court preparation and accompaniment Hours: M to F, 9:00am to 5:00pm (closed between 12-1pm for lunch) Fees: Long term therapy may be covered by Criminal Injuries Compensation.

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Choices Adoption and Counselling 100850 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC V8W 2H2 Tel: 250.479.9811 Fax: 250.479.9850 Email: choices@choicesadoption.ca Web: http://www.choicesadoption.ca Services: A counseling and adoption agency providing services to birth-parents, adoptees or adoptive parents. Single Parent Resource Centre (Victoria) Tel: 250.385.1114 Vancouver Island Mens Trauma Counselling Society 250.381.MENS (6367) / Toll Free 1.866.793.6367 Fax 250.381.3679 (16+ yrs) 203 1420 Quadra Street, Victoria BC, V8W2L1 Email: info@menstrauma.com Contact: Francis Strauss, Victim Services Coordinator Hours: M to F, 8:30am to 4:00pm (appointments can be arranged outside regular hours if necessary) Services: Provides non-clinical help to adults and mature youth male victims of sexual assault, survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse. The Mens Trauma Centre Victim Services Coordinator can offer men emotional support and can give information about legal matters such as reporting abuse/assault/exploitation to the police. The Victim Services Coordinator can also help set up counselling sessions for men who want to share their feelings with one of the Centres professional counsellors.

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FAMILY AND YOUTH SERVICES Capital Region Race Relations Association Room 214 620 View Street, Victoria BC, V8W1J6 Tel: 250.380.7311 / Fax 250.380.7311 Email: crrra@shaw.ca Website: http://www.racerelations.ca/ Hours: M to F, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Providing confidential and professional services by trained staff for those impacted by racism: children, youth, seniors, parents and professionals. One-on-one counselling is available for people who have experienced discrimination and prejudice. On-going, in-depth support groups Assistance provided to people in the areas of racism within education, social services, health care, policing, housing and employment Workshops that explore positive cultural identity and issues of self-esteem and race are available These services are available to Aboriginal people or those belonging to an ethnic minority. Access: Through appointments or on a drop-in basis. Referrals are also accepted from all agencies. F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids Mental Health (Families Organized for Recognition & Care Equality) 3701 Raven Heights, Victoria BC Tel: 250.479.1192 Contact: Lisa Hansen, Childrens Mental Health Support and Resource Coordinator Services: Providing support, education and advocacy around childrens mental health needs.

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Hiiyeyu Lelum House of Friendship P.O. Box 1015, 205-5462 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC, V9L 3Y2 Tel: 250.748.2242 / Fax: 250.748.2238 Contact: Debbie Williams, Executive Director Hulitan Social Services Society 902A Caledonia Avenue, Victoria BC, V8T1E8 Tel: 250.384.9466 / Fax 250.384.9467 Website: http://www.hulitan.ca Hours: M to F, 9am to 5pm Services: The purpose of Hulitan Social Services Society is to provide social and emotional support to First Nations individuals, youth and families living in urban areas on Vancouver Island.

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Kwen,an,latel Intensive Parenting Program Family Advancement Worker program Family Support Worker program Aboriginal Child and Youth Worker program To Be Treated With Respect Journeys of the Heart: Cultural Early Learning program Note: All workers can be made available outside regular office hours to meet the needs of clients.

Inter-Tribal Health Authority 534 Centre Street, Nanaimo BC, V9R4Z3 Tel: 250.753.3990 / Toll Free 1.877.777.4842 Fax 250.753.5224 / Toll Free Fax 1.877.778.4842 Email: itha@itha.ws Web: http://www.itha.ws James Bay Community Project 547 Michigan Street, Victoria BC V8V 1S5 Tel: 250.388.7844/ Fax: 250.388.7856 Hours: 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri Services: Social Services, Volunteer Services, Community Events, Family Practice Health Care to all ages

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Mtis Community Services 345 Wale Road, Victoria BC V9B 6X2 Tel: 250.391.9924 Fax: 250.391.0038 Email: mail@metis.ca Web: www.metis.ca Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm Services: Individual and Family Support Counselling; Youth and Family Court Support; Cultural Support; Community Gatherings; Mtis Messenger (quarterly newsletter); Adoptions and Fostering Support; School Programs; Community Outreach; Family Group Conferencing. Access: Call for more information and to set up an appointment. Mtis Nation of Greater Victoria Suite 255-560 Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 3C6 Tel: 250.220.8450/ Fax: 250.8454 Email: metisnationvictoria@yahoo.ca Hours: Tues. & Wed. 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12pm 1pm); Thurs. to Sat. 12 8pm (closed 5 6pm) Mandate: The Association of the Cascadia Mtis Nation (CMN) is recognized as an affiliated local by the Mtis Provincial Council of BC, (MPCBC), which is the governing body for the Mtis in British Columbia. The MPCBC is recognized by both the Provincial and Federal governments. CMN is authorized to issue Mtis cards to this region. The geographical location involves Greater Victoria, West Shore Communities, Saanich Peninsula, South Malahat, Gulf Islands and Port Renfrew. Mtis Provincial Council of BC (Victoria) Youth Services 255-560 Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 3C6 Tel: 250.220.8450/ Toll Free: 1.866.293.1504/ Fax: 250.220.8454 Web: http://www.mpcbc.bc.ca

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NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services Society 1-2475 Mt.Newton Cross Road, Saanichton BC V8M 2B7 Tel: 250.544.1400/ Fax: 250.544.1402 Web: www.niltuo.com Hours: Mon Fri 8:30am-4:30pm Mission Statement: Nil/Tuos goals are to ensure the safety, protection and well-being of our children in todays society by working together to maintain the traditional values of the extended family. This means that each individual childs physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological needs are met, while as adults we are showing mutual respect, love, patience, and nurturing for our children through involvement of the entire community. Services: A non-profit agency that provides Level 12 and Level 13 child and family services for six First Nations communities (TSou-ke, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Pauquachin, Beecher Bay, and Songhees). Requests for information of services are generally directed to the intake social worker. Agency family support workers work with individual children and youth, or families in conflict or crisis. Additionally, there are referrals for specialized services. If families are in immediate need of assistance after hours, they may call the main office number and their calls will be automatically transferred to a worker who can be of assistance. Access: Services are generally accessed through MCFD referral, First Nations community agency referral or through self-referral Cost: None ORIGINS British Columbia: Supporting People Separated By Adoption Mailing Address: Box 53534, Broadmead RPO, Victoria BC V8X 5K2 Location: 3500 Blanshard Street, Emily Carr Library meeting room Tel: 250.419.1200 Email: bc@originscanada.org Web: http://www.originscanada.org Contacts: Bryony and Pearl: 250.419.1200 Services: Program meets the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00 9:00pm. Program Name: Adoption Separation/Search Reunion Support Group and Services
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ORIGINS British Columbia: Supporting People Separated By Adoption Description: Origins BC is a support group for people separated from family members by adoption Provides in-person and on-line support groups, education, volunteer searches, lending library and reunion services. Offers confidential support and information through a telephone service available to people separated by adoption and regular support meetings where mothers have the freedom to speak and be heard in a safe place. Promotes the process of healing the emotional damage caused by adoption separation and secrecy. Assists in the reunion of family members separated by adoption. Promotes community awareness and understanding of the lifelong consequences and social issues associated with adoption separation. Encourages and promotes research into the mental health consequences and social issues associated with adoption. Seeking acknowledgement, validation, accountability and redress for negligent, inhumane and/or traumatic adoption practices.

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Encourages and promotes legislative, social and administrative reforms that address the needs of the people already separated by adoption, and which promote systems of secure, alternative child care that respect the ongoing needs and dignity of both mother and child as an alternative to permanent separation. Support group open to natural mothers, adopted persons, and anyone else separated from a family member by adoption. Offers Origins members a quarterly newsletter. Origins BC is an independent chapter of Origins Canada, and is affiliated with the international organization Origins Inc.

Note: Recommended to call prior to meeting to confirm the meetings time and place. Family members (spouses, siblings, etc.) of separated persons welcome too. Origins is requesting an inquiry into adoption practices in Canada which violate(d) basic human rights. See website for details.

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Parent Support Services Society of BC (Victoria) 941 Kings Road, Victoria BC V8T 1W7 Tel: 250.384.8042/ Toll Free: 1.800.377.0212/ Fax: 250.388.4391 Contact: Debra Whitman, Victoria Program Coordinator Email: psscoordinator@shaw.ca Web: http://www.parentsupportbc.ca Services: Parent Support Services Society provides free, facilitated, parent support self-help circles, with snacks, child-minding, and transportation supplements for a variety of parental groups (Parents with Children under 12, Parents with Teens, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Multicultural Support Circles, and Single Parent Support Circles). Access: Everyone is welcome, and volunteers are encouraged to contact us. Phoenix Human Services 1824 Store Street, 2nd Floor, Victoria BC V8T 4R4 Tel: 250.383.4821 / Fax: 250.386.7142 Email: admin@phoenixhumanservices.org Web: http://www.phoenixhumanservices.org Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon to Fri Services: Community Living Services for Children and Families is one of the many support services provided by Phoenix. This program focuses on providing services which emphasize skill development and are designed to strengthen the personal resources of the individual or family to whom we provide service. Other child and youth services include Family Development, and Adoption and Guardianship services, as well as mental health outreach. Project RespectWomens Sexual Assault Centre 511620 View Street, Victoria BC V8W 1J6 Tel: 250.383.5545 / Fax: 250.383.6112 Email: info@yesmeansyes.com Web: http://www.yesmeansyes.com Services: A prevention program for youth aged 14 to 19 years that aims to stop sexual violence, particularly acquaintance assault. We provide workshops, a Respect Revolution Campaign, Respect Revolution video package, a young mens program, and a social marketing campaign.

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Saanich First Nation Adult Care Society 7449 West Saanich Road, PO Box 20016, Sidney, BC V8L 5C9 Tel: 250.544.1627/ Fax: 250.544.1628 Email: sfnacs@shaw.ca Hours: Mon Thurs 8:00am 4:30pm, Fri 8:00am 1:00pm Services: Society provides home support, home care nursing, and acupuncture. Home Care Nurse is available to perform assessments, provide opportunities to enhance your well-being through holistic methods, provide palliative and hospice care/support to ill patients and their families, and provides Nursing Care (ie. Dressing changes, day surgery follow-up, etc.). The main goal of the Society is to ensure that adequate and appropriate health services become accessible to the Saanich people. Access: Services to members of the four Saanich communities. Referrals can be made by Social Development Workers, Community Health Representatives, Family Physicians, Family members, all Hospital staff, and all CRD staff. Note: If you or your family members will be in the hospital for a short or a long stay, ask your hospital worker to notify the Society office to ensure a quick response upon your release. Saanich Native Support Program PO Box 58-7449 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3 Tel: 250.655.9549 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am 4:30pm Services: Legal aid applications are faxed directly from our office and we assist clients in correctly entering all information in order to be considered for legal aid. Access: Eligibility criteria focuses on clients located in the Saanich tribal area: Tseycum, Tsawout, Pauquachin, and Startle. Saanich members located off reserve are also assisted. There is no cost factor involved for clients served.

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Saanich Native Support Program Justice and Legal Services: Hours: Mon Fri 8:30am- 4:30pm (closed 12:00-1:00) Services: To assist Saanich community members with court/legal aid, family group conferencing, community conferences, filing family court papers for access, custody, or maintenance, and fundraising. Provide service in supervised visits. Access: Eligibility criteria focuses on clients located in the Saanich tribal areas: Tseycum, Tsawout, Pauquachin, and Tsartlip. Saanich members located off reserve are also assisted. There is no cost factor involved for clients served. Single Parent Resource Center of Victoria 602 Gorge Road East, Victoria BC V8T 2W6 Tel: 250.385.1114/ Fax: 250.361.3554 Email: info@singleparentvictoria.ca Web: http://www.singleparentvictoria.ca Description: Support and skills training for single parents. Mandate: The Single Parent Resource Center is a non-profit agency providing support through counseling, referrals, free clothing and parenting and personal growth training to single parents in Greater Victoria. Fee: Costs to clients are minimal with a sliding fee scale from 0 $20.00 - $60.00 for workshops. Clients may have free sessions of individual counselling.

Services:

GROUPS: Offered regularly both days and evenings Single Parent Support Groups Workshops Community assistance program Counselling Resource information Clothing and bread room Access: Mon Fri 9:00am 4:00pm / Answering machine after hours. All single parents, male or female, custodial or without, or in process of becoming single parent are welcome. Fees: Some free individual counselling. Most groups $20-60 (sliding scale based on what the client can afford to pay)

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Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services #3033995 Quadra Street, Victoria BC V8X 1J8 Tel: 250.383.2990/ Fax: 250.383.2509 Email: assistant@sccfs.com Web: www.surroundedbycedar.com Hours: Mon Fri 8:30am 4:30pm (closed 12 1pm) Mandate Statement: Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services will provide child and family services rooted in cultural values and beliefs to restore and enhance the strength and resiliency in the urban Aboriginal community. Vision Statement: Our vision is of healthy children who will grow up connected to their families, communities, and culture. We will work together toward the day all children and families have skills, knowledge, education and support to ensure their children and their childrens children will not enter the child welfare or justice system.

Services:
Child and Youth Counselling Cultural Programs Coordination Guardianship Resources (foster parent recruitment and support) ROOTS Are Forever Worker Annual Aboriginal Back to School Picnic Annual Winter Feast Cedar House: Aboriginal Youth Independent Living Home Referrals Urban Aboriginal Literacy Project

Tillicum Haus 927 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6N4 Tel: 250.753.8291 / Fax: 250.753.6560 Contact: Grace Nielsen, Executive Director Victoria Kwakiutl Urban Society 4200 Cashton Place, Victoria BC V8X 4L7 Tel: 250.213.6915
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Victoria Kwakiutl Urban Society: Suicide Prevention/Intervention Program Tel: 250.380.9011 Services: Regular scheduled support group circles Monday evenings. Suicide prevention workshops for the greater Victoria community and communities within BC; provide resource library on topics of suicide and wellness; provide workshops on healing and wellness for community members; provide support for individuals and families; network with other aboriginal organizations to build healthy communities. Also does home visits. Access: The support group is open to anyone. Note: We do not charge for our services but we certainly accept donations or in kind exchanges from other organizations. Victoria Native Friendship Center (VNFC) 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria BC V8Z 1J6 Tel: 250.384.3211 Administrative/CEER Fax: 250.384.3621/ Health & Social Programs/ Youth Department Fax: 250.384.3261 Web: www.vnfc.ca Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am 4:30pm Mandate: The VNFC mandate is to meet the needs of Native people in the Greater Victoria area by providing them with services and information designed to enhance traditional values and cultures of the Native Peoples. The Victoria Native Friendship Center (VNFC) has been in existence for over thirty years and provides services to Aboriginal children, youth and families in the Victoria Capital Region. It is the largest multi-service urban Aboriginal organization on Vancouver Island. VNFC offers comprehensive programming in the areas of education and employment, culture, recreation, youth, early childhood development, health and social services.

Services:

Career, Employment & Education Resources Culture and Community Relations Youth Services Health Services Social Services Aboriginal Housing Project
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Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES) 533 Yates Street, Victoria BC V8X 1K7 Tel: 250.383.3514/ Fax: 250.383.3812 Email: vyes@ultranet.ca General Office (533 Drop-in) Office Manager- 250.383.3514 Description: Downtown drop-in center for youth (Victoria) Drop in Center that connects youth to educational and employment opportunities. Provides information, referrals and assistance for youth obtaining legal, medical and income assistance. Provides information and assistance for youth regarding how to secure safe and appropriate accommodation Services: Also provides food, clothing, housing, alcohol/drug services and counselling as required. Assists youth in acquiring personal identification and preparing resumes. Offers a phone and message system for youth. Downtown Victoria Youth Clinic runs out of this location on Monday and Wednesday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm Can provide condoms and information/referral for other forms of contraception. Access: Open Mon to Fri 9:00am-5:00pm for Youth ages 13-19yrs Fees: All programs and services are free West Shore Child, Youth, and Family Services Society 345 Wale Road, (Colloid) Victoria BC V9B 6X2 Tel: 250.391.4320 / Fax: 250.391.8841 Access: The West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centers office hours are: Mon to Fr 8:30am 4:30pm. Agencies that operate within the Center may Have different office hours. Mandate: The West Shore Child, Youth and Family Center is home to twelve child, youth and family serving agencies. The Center serves families from the communities of Langford, View Royal, Colloid, Matheson, the Highlands and Sooke.

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West Shore Child, Youth, and Family Services Society

Services:

The Center also includes:

PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMSSupporting health promotion, prevention, early intervention and healthy child and youth development. FAMILY SUPPORTSEducational work shops, support groups and counseling services. PRESCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY PROGRAMS -Brings parents and children together for healthy play and activity. SUPPORTS FOR CHILDRENincluding a learning and reading center CHILDRENS DAYCARE CENTER SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDSIncluding those who are coping with various social, emotional or physical challenges. SPECIALIZED DAY CARE PROGRAMSFor children and youth with special needs, including autism. METIS PROGRAMS AND SERVICESIncluding child and family support, and youth outreach. YOUTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICESIncluding drop-in evening programs, counseling, and leadership development. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH- AT-RISKIncluding treatment for addictions and rehabilitation, and youth justice. COMMUNITY PROGRAMSSuch as nutrition and cooking classes, using the community kitchen, and arts and crafts programs for children and families. CRISIS INTERVENTION SPECIALIZED AND PROTECTION SERVICESFor children-atrisk -Community kitchen and bistro -Youth Center with outdoor courtyard -Daycare -Neighborhood house -Physic and occupational therapy gym for children with special needs -Public health nursing units -Audio logy booth and lab for children and youth -Community meeting room and educational center -Expressive therapy rooms -Health Assessment Resource Center (HARC) area
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HOUSING Aboriginal Housing Management Association 387 Constance Avenue, Victoria BC V9A 6N2 Tel: 250.361.4534 / Fax: 250.361.9339 Email: ahma-bc@shaw.ca Web: http://www..ahma-bc.org Cowichan Tribes Sustainable Housing Department 5742 Allenby Road, Duncan BC V9L 5J1 Tel: 250.715.3302 / Fax: 250.715.3304 Email: housing@cowichantribes.com Web: http://www.cowichantribes.com Makola Housing Society (Victoria) 2009 Fernwood Road, Victoria BC V8T 2Y8 Tel: 250.384.1423 ext 0/ Fax: 250.381.1438 Web: http://www.makola.bc.ca Hours: Mon Fri 8:30am 4:30pm (closed 12:00 1:00) Services: Provide housing for Aboriginal people; providing affordable housing to non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal families via the Homes BC Program; managing affordable houses occupied by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families in rural areas on Vancouver Island through CMHC Rural & Native Housing Program; provide safe shelters to women and children fleeing violence (if housing is available; contact Social Worker at Makola for information) Access: Families of Aboriginal ancestry are welcome to apply for any Makola townhouse unit. Appointment must be made to see Tenant Relations Manger; applications taken in person only. There is a waiting list so it is recommended to apply right away. Affiliations: Rural Native Housing, Hulitan Social Services Society, Toto-Rosette House Note: Phone or write to inform Makola immediately of any change of information given on application; must contact Makola at least once a year to remain a current applicant.

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Makola HousingTonto Rosette House (Victoria) 1209 North Park, Victoria BC V8T 1C9 Hours: 8:30am 4:30pm *Night watchman 12:00pm 6:00am, 5 nights/week Services: Provide safe housing for hard-to-house Aboriginal people; provide daily support i.e. medical, education, and rehabilitation; house contains art studio for carving that is available to tenants; fundraising for various events and social issues. Access: Housing for men and women; no age limit. Note: Not available to individuals with a history of violence. Makola Housing Society (Duncan) 26 3170 Gibbons Road,, Duncan BC V9L 1G5 Tel: 250.756.4217/ Fax: 250.756.4262 LEGAL SUPPORT & ADVOCACY Dakota West Consulting 3938 Else Lane, Victoria, BC V8X5K1 Tel: (250) 708-0377 / Cell #: (250) 413-7770 / Fax: (250) 412-7375 E-mail: dakota-west@shaw.ca Contact: Shirley Lang, Keg Auk She (Cree Nation) Hours: Contact anytime. Services: Culturally relevant pre-sentence reports that provide Aboriginal case-specific information on systemic or cultural background factors based on Section 718 of the Criminal Code of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Glade, providing restorative justice sentencing options. Cultural awareness training for justice personnel. Coordinator for justice symposium targeting the judiciary, crown, defense and other justice personnel based on R. v. Glade: Glade: A Message for the Millennium. Intercultural Association 930 Balmoral Rd, Victoria BC Tel: 250.388.4728 Contacts: Salvation Army Family Services250.386.8521 2695 Quadra Street Intercultural Association ClinicThurs. 12:00pm (noon)-2:00pm Access: Salvation Army Family Services Clinic: Wed. 2:00pm 4:00pm
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Legal Services SocietyLegal Aid Victoria Regional Centre 200-747 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8W 3E9 Tel: 250.388.4516 / Fax: 250.388.4664 Web: www.bcpl.gov.bc.ca/ell www.lawlink.bc.ca Intake Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am 12:00pm Services: Legal Services Society is a non-profit organization that provides legal help for people in BC who cannot afford a lawyer. Clients eligible for legal aid are referred to a Private Bar lawyer for representation. Duty counsel advice and representation duty counsel services are available for low income people who need advice in regard to criminal and family legal issues. LSS lawyers handle criminal and family law matters. Electronic law library includes links to information about: common legal problems and concerns; covers legal research tools; laws and regulations of Canada and BC; by-laws of BC municipalities; and cases from federal and BC courts. Note: Must bring proof of Income** Little Drum Consulting Tel: (250) 383-7008 / Fax: (250) 383-7048 Email: littledrum@telus.net Contact: Monique Gray Smith Services: Little Drum Consulting is an Aboriginal owned and operated business that provides various workshops and consulting services to Aboriginal communities and organizations. They have been providing these services as a company since 1996, and have had the privilege of working in numerous communities and organizations across Canada. They provide workshops in the following areas: Visioning & Team Building Staff Wellness Womens workshops Health and Wellness Youth workshops Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of BC c/o Law Courts suite, Rm. 248 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B4 Tel: 250.386.6717 / Pager: 250.995.7040 / Fax: 250.386.6760 Email: ncca850@telus.net Contact: Shane Johnson, Native Court worker
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Native Court workers and Counselling Association of BC Services: Provides legal information concerning the court process, charges and pleas; referring clients with special needs to agencies in community such as legal services society, alcohol and drug treatment services and debt counselling; provides on-going support to clients from an Aboriginal perspective; interpreting the court process (providing translators); if requested, speaking on behalf of clients at time of sentence, bail or remand; acts as liaison with Victoria Native Friendship Centre in making referrals. Access: Call to set up a time to meet. Services are provided during the court process. Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BC - Nanaimo 544 Centre Street, Nanaimo BC V9R4Z3 Tel: 250.755.1916 / Fax: 250.755.1281 / E-Mail: nccage@telus.net Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of BC- Duncan 2285 Sahilton Road, Koksilah BC V0R 2C0 Tel: 250.386.6717 / Fax: 250.748.3276 Prostitutes Empowerment Education & Resources Society (PEERS) #1-744 Fairview Road, Victoria BC Tel: 250.388.5325/ Toll free: 1.888.733.7722/ Fax: 250.388.5324 Email: info@peers.bc.ca Web: http://www.peers.bc.ca Contacts: Service Phone Main Office Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist: 250.388.5325 Access: Office hours: Mon Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Outreach: 3 times a week 9:00am-1:00pm Description: Support, outreach and education services for past and present sex-trade workers, male and female, including services for those who are considering the sex trade. Offers support for those who wish to exit the se-trade-street outreach.

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Prostitutes Empowerment Education & Resources Society (PEERS)

Services:

Community Awareness and Education Advocacy, Assessment/Referral Employment Assistance- will help with resumes and job search Program (Elements) that includes self-esteem and self-awareness workshops, community awareness and options for further education, and housing subsidy Counselling and advocacy Non-judgmental environment run by ex-sex trade workers and community supporters Fees: None, but donations are required and greatly appreciated from organizations or schools having a presentation given to them, in order to provide volunteers with an honorarium Access: Male and female sex-trade workers (Past/present) and those considering sex trade work. Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) 415-620 View Street, Victoria BC Tel: 250.361.3521/Alternate Phone(s): Fax: 250.361.3541 Email: taps@bc1.com Contacts: Alix Hotsenpillar, Advocacy Coordinator: 250.361.3521 Access: Meetings at various times and locations. Office hours: 9am4pm Mon to Fri Description: Advocacy, support and information about issues surrounding poverty. Together Against Poverty Society has an individual advocacy program. The advocate represents clients at welfare tribunals, Employment Insurance hearings and Residential Tenancy arbitration hearings. Support and information are provided for individuals having problems with Ministry of Human Resources, Employment Insurance and landlord/tenancy issues. Ongoing advocacy training and information sessions are also offered. Fees: Individual Membership, $2.00; Organization Membership, $10.00. New members are welcome.

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VICTORIA TREATMENT AND HEALING CENTRES Non Residential Outreach Services Clinic 2004 Fernwood Road, Victoria BC V8T 2Y9 Tel: 250.480.1232/ Toll Free: 1.877.480.1232/ Fax: 250.480.1231 Addictions treated: Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Adolescents; Males; Females; Families; People on methadone Specialized services: People on methadone Fees (in-province) Yes Description: Private agency providing methadone treatment services, including screening and assessment; individual and family counselling; brief intervention; life skills training; referral; counselling for family members of methadone users and those with polysubstance misuse. Client-centered, harm reduction, and recovery approach, that empowers clients to make the changes they want in their lives with regards to substance misuse. Providing services on a continuum from harm-reduction to abstinence. Clients using wheelchairs can be accommodated by arrangement. Pacific Center Family Services Association 345 Wale Road, Victoria BC V9B 3V5 1032849 Peatt Road, Victoria BC (Langford Location) Tel: 250.478.8357 / Toll Free: 1.866.478.8357 Adult Fax: 250.478.3699 / Child, Youth, Family Fax: 250.391.8841 Email: pacificcentre@pcfsa.org Program setting: Outpatient; Walk in Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Females; Males; Adults; Families; People with concurrent psychiatric problems Specialized services: People with concurrent psychiatric problems.

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Pacific Center Family Services Association Fees (in-province) No Description: Provides counselling to adults affected by drug alcohol problems, and to their families. Engages in harm reduction and abstinence strategies where appropriate. Services include assessment, individual, family, and group counselling; referral; and counselling for those affected by another persons substance misuse.; Provides crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy treatment to individuals with co-occurring mental health and addictions disorders. Intent of program is to assist in preventing admissions to psychiatric hospital. Open, referrals, however a physician will need to be linked to the client in all cases. Note: Branch locations; referrals: Serves Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, Sooke, and View Royal; Port Renfrew clients will be seen at the Sooke office. South Island Adult Addictions Services Victoria Clinic 250 Quadra Street, Victoria BC V8W 2K7 Tel: 250.727.3544/ Fax: 250.727.2205 Program setting: Day or evening treatment; Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol, Drugs, Concurrent disorders Clients accepted: Males; Females; Adults; People with concurrent psychiatric problems Specialized services: People with concurrent psychiatric problems; Females Fees (in and out of province) No Description: Offers outpatient treatment for substance abuse. Services: Screening and assessment, brief intervention, counselling (individual, family and group), support groups, and referral. Also offers counselling for those affected by another persons substance misuse. The Discovery Group is a support group focused on substance misuse, relapse prevention, and the recovery process. The Morning Educational Group (MEG) is an eight-week, three mornings per week, psycho-educational group; client-centered; harmreduction approach, emphasizing the stages of change model (referral required).

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South Island Adult Addictions ServicesVictoria Clinic Description: Services for individuals with addiction and mental health issues include assessment, clinical and psycho-educational services, information and referral, and access to relapse prevention and supportive recovery groups. Also offers education, and information and referral to family members. Uses a harm-reduction approach. Works from the trans-theoretical model of change, developing treatment according to assessment of clients readiness for change; Full Circle Womens Day Program: Intensive day treatment program for women with a substance or gambling addiction. Services: Group counselling; experiential and written exercises; 12step group information; childcare and transportation can be arranged. Mind/body/spirit approach that recognizes the links between issues such as depression, relationship violence, and substance misuse. Victoria Cool Aid Society: Cool Aid Community Health Center 465 Swift Street, Victoria BC V8W 1S2 Tel: 250.385.1466/ Fax: 250.383.1327 Program setting: Walk in; Outpatient; Outreach Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Males, Females, Adults Fees (in-province) No Description: Addiction counsellors are available by appointment Mon Sat, on or off-site; and time is set aside for drop-in visits. Services: Geared to the clients needs at any stage of addiction, and can include assessment, screening, referral, and case management (including counselling before, during, and after residential treatment). Counsellors can help arrange for other kinds of support in the community. Bio-psychosocial-spiritual model employed in combination with harm-reduction. Provides health care for the downtown street-entrenched population and those at risk. Specialized services: Pharmacy, nutrition, alcohol and drug counselling, and dentistry.

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Victoria Innovative Seniors Treatment Approach (VISTA): VIHA 2828 Nanaimo Street, Victoria BC V8T 4W9 Tel: 250.953.3966 / Fax: 250.356.9342 Program setting: Outpatient, Residential treatment center setting Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Males; Females; Seniors Specialized services: Seniors Fees (in-province) No Description: Holistic outpatient treatment for seniors (55+) who are experiencing problems related to the misuse of alcohol and/ or prescription drugs, or of elder abuse. Services: Screening and assessment; individual, family, and group counselling; life skills training; referral; counselling for those affected by another persons substance misuse or elder abuse problems. Refers to self-help programs. Residential component available in partnership with Oak Bay Lodge Intermediate Care Facility (three beds). Senior-specific rehabilitation from a holistic perspective, supporting a variety of therapeutic methods. Committed to selfdetermination and personal responsibility. Personalized treatment plans include counselling, advocacy, information, problem solving, and client-specific support. Follow-up for relapse prevention and re-socialization. Victoria Native Friendship Center, Addiction Program 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria BC V8Z 1J6 Tel: 250.384.3211 / Fax: 250.384.1586 Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Aboriginal Peoples; Adolescents; Adults; Males; Females Specialized services: Aboriginal Peoples; Adolescents Fees (in and out of province) No Description: Offers outpatient treatment for adults and youth, predominantly First Nations. Works with individuals and families with their identified needs, in either harm-reduction or recovery. Approach is holistic, and recognizes the significance of spiritual, cultural, psychological, and physical needs in developing a healthier lifestyle. The program offers the guidance of elders, counsellors, social workers, and teachers, and includes talking circles and elders cultural activities.
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Victoria Native Friendship Center, Addiction Program Services: Screening and assessment; individual, family, and group counselling; life skills training; brief intervention; referral; self-help groups (AA); counselling for those affected by another persons substance misuse. Victoria Youth Empowerment Society/ Specialized Youth Detox 533 Yates Street, Victoria BC V8W 1K7 Tel: 250.383.3514 / Fax: 250.383.3512 Program setting: Withdrawal management residential; Outpatient; Walk in Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adolescents; Males; Females Specialized services: Adolescents Fees (in-province) No Description: Welcomes at-risk youth ages 13 19 needing immediate and individual assistance. Offers screening and assessment; treatment planning; individual, family, and informal group counselling; brief intervention and referral. Runs an informal, drop-in peer support discussion group, and youth and family outreach counselling; Provides a supportive residence for detox for youth whose current living condition is unsuitable for home detox. Services: Withdrawal management (non-medical detox), screening and assessment, individual and family counselling, home visits, outings, treatment planning, case coordination with other service providers, and post-withdrawal goal planning. Non-smoking environment. Offers counselling for significant others of addicted youth. Also offers a 24-hour emergency bed for up to seven days, which includes meals, laundry, and a private room. Youth and Family Services: VIHA 2400 Arbutus Road, Victoria BC V8N 1V7 Tel: 250.721.2669 Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Children; Adolescents; Males; Females Fees (in-province) No Description: Intensive, multidimensional program for adolescents and their families who need significant lifestyle changes. Focuses on finding an alternative lifestyle that develops potential and builds on successes. Individual, family, and group counselling; recreation and leisure assessment and programming; life skills training; experiential arts.
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Youth and Family Services Day Treatment: VIHA 12- 1560 Church Street, Victoria BC V8P 2H1 Tel: 250.721.2669 / Fax: 250.721.3408 Web: http://www.dallassociety.com Program setting: Day or evening treatment; Outpatient Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adolescents; Families Specialized services: Adolescents; Families Fees (in-province) No Description: Offers day treatment for youth ages 12 19 and outpatient treatment, in the community if need be. Intensive, multidimensional program for adolescents who need significant lifestyle changes. Focuses on finding an alternative lifestyle that develops potential and builds on successes. Services include individual and group counselling; recreation and leisure assessment and programming; life skills training; experiential arts. This is an 8 week program. VICTORIA TREATMENT & HEALING SERVICES RESIDENTIAL Pembroke Supportive Recovery Services: VIHA 1125 Pembroke Street, Victoria BC V8T 1J3 Tel: 250.213.4444 / Fax: 250.213.4444 Program setting: Withdrawal management-residential; Recovery home Addictions treated: Alcohol; Drugs Clients accepted: Adults; Males; Females Fees (in-province) Yes (for recovery homes) Description: The Grove and Holly Place are second-stage programs for persons who have been clean for 30 days and/or completed a residential treatment program, and are interested in working on further recovery from addiction. The usual length of stay is 90 days; Private Accommodations Home Program offers a safe, clean, sober environment and emotional support to women in recovery. Referrals through addiction services case managers. Does not accept individuals on methadone.

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Pembroke Supportive Recovery Services: VIHA Services: Withdrawal Management ServicesProvides seven beds for people in need of medically supervised detoxification; Sobering and Assessment CenterProvides a short-term shelter for people who are under the influence of substances and need a temporary place to recover. Has 20 beds with separate sleeping area for men and women; Pembroke youth. Can accommodate clients with co-occurring disorders. The average length of stay is seven days and there is no cost to the client. Clients in Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, and Nanoose can self-refer. Other clients from central and upper Vancouver Island must have an assessment done by a crisis nurse through their local crisis line, or at a hospital or health clinic. This triage process may result in a referral to Clearview detox, or to other community resources if a medically-supervised detox is not deemed necessary. Provides post-acute withdrawal services for women with an assisted re-entry into the community, through programs about healthy living skills, establishing support, and preparing for treatment or reintegration. The length of stay is somewhat flexible, but not indefinite. There is not cost to the client. Must be referred by the detoxification center or a local alcohol and drug counsellor or crisis nurse. Will accept methadone-using clients wanting to withdraw from other substances. Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society PO Box 370, 699 Capilano Road, Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0 Tel: (250) 390-3123 / Fax: (250) 390-3119 Website: www.tsowtunlelum.org Email: info@tsowtunlelum.org Contact: Yvonne Rigsby-Jones, Executive Director Program: Grounded in Aboriginal culture and tradition, this is a 40day intensive treatment program available to First Nations people. Holistic in nature, the program is for those who are ready to put substance abuse behind them. Through carefully developed therapy experiences that build upon existing strengths and aspirations, each participant discovers their own pathway for continuing recovery from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Access: First Nations 19 and older. Obtain support from one of the following: Drug & alcohol counsellor, band social worker, community service worker, community professional. A minimum of two weeks sobriety is required to be considered for admission. Call to request application package.
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WOMENS ORGANIZATIONS Indigenettework: First Nations Women in the Arts Co-op #13- 1492 Admirals Road, Victoria BC V9A 2R1 Tel: 250.383.1342/ Fax: 250.383.1345 Mtis Womens Secretariat- British Columbia Provincial Coordinator Suite 255-560 Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 3C6 Tel: 250.220.8450/ Fax: 250.220.8454/ Toll Free: 1.866.293.1504 Web: http://www.mnbc.ca

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APPENDIX ONE
CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES ACT & ABORIGINAL PEOPLE Aboriginal children, families and communities have entitled rights under the Child, Family and Community Services Act of British Columbia. These rights include the right to be involved in the planning of Aboriginal children-in-care, the right of children to be, whenever appropriate and/or possible, to remain in the care of their parents. When this is not appropriate, Aboriginal children have the right to, again when possible and appropriate, to be placed in the care of their extended family, community and/or Nation. 1(1) In this Act:

Aboriginal child means a child


(a) Who is registered under the Indian Act (Canada), (b) Who has a biological parent who is registered under the Indian Act (Canada), (b.1) who is a Nisgaa child, (c) Who is under 12 years of age and has a biological parent who (i) Is of aboriginal ancestry, and (ii) Considers himself or herself to be aboriginal, or (d) Who is 12 years of age or over, of aboriginal ancestry and considers himself or herself to be aboriginal;

Guiding Principles
2 This Act must be interpreted and administered so that the safety and well-being of children are the paramount considerations in accordance with the following principles: (a) Children are entitled to be protected from abuse, neglect and harm or threat of harm; (b) A family is the preferred environment for the care and upbringing of children and the responsibility for the protection of children rests primarily with the parents;

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Guiding Principles

2(c) If, with support services, a family can provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child, support services should be provided; (d) The childs view should be taken into account when decisions relating to a child are made; (e) Kinship ties and a childs attachment to the extended family should be preserved if possible;

(f) The cultural identity of aboriginal children should be preserved;


(g) Decisions relating to children should be made and implemented in a timely manner.

Service delivery principles


3 The following principles apply to the provision of services under this Act: (a) Families and children should be informed of the services available to them and encouraged to participate in decisions that affect them: (c) Services should be planned and provided in ways that are sensitive to the needs and the cultural, racial and religious heritage of those receiving the services; (d) Services should be integrated, wherever possible and appropriate, with services provided by other ministries and community agencies; (e) The community should be involved, wherever possible and appropriate, in the planning and delivery of services, including preventative and support services to families and children.

(b) Aboriginal people should be involved in the planning and delivery of services to aboriginal families and their children;

Best interest of child


4(2) If the child is an aboriginal child, the importance of preserving the childs cultural identity must be considered in determining the childs best interests.

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Notice of protection hearing
38(1) At least 10 days before the date set for a protection hearing, notice of the time, date and place of the hearing must be serviced as follows: (a) On the child, if 12 years of age or over; (b) On each parent;

(c) if the child is registered or entitled to be registered as a member of an Indian band, on a designated representative of the band; (c.1). if the child is a Nisgaa child, on a designated representative of the Nisgaa Lisims Government; (d) If the child is not a Nisgaa child and is not registered or not entitled to be registered as a member of an Indian band but is an aboriginal child, on a designated representative of an aboriginal community that has been identified by: (i) The child, if 12 years of age or over, or (ii) The parent who at the time of the childs removal was apparently entitled to custody, if the child is under 12 years of age; Parties to proceeding
39(1) if the following person appear at the commencement of the protection hearing, they are entitled to be parties at the hearing: (a) Each parent of the child; (b) A director:

(c) If the child is an aboriginal child, other than a Nisgaa child, a designated representative of an Indian band or aboriginal community served with notice of the hearing; (d) If the child is a Nisgaa child, a designated representative of the Nisgaa Lisims Government would be served with a notice of the hearing. Transfer of custody to a person who is not a parent
54.1(1) a director may apply to the court to permanently transfer the custody of a child who is in the custody of the director under a continuing custody order to a person other than the childs parent.
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APPENDIX ONE
Transfer of custody to a person who is not a parent 54(2)(c) If the child is registered or entitled to be registered as a member of an Indian band, a designated representative of the band; (d) If the child is a Nisgaa child, a designated representative of the Nisgaa Lisims Government; (e) If the child is not a Nisgaa child and is not registered or not entitled to be registered as a member of an Indian band but is an aboriginal child, a designated representative of an aboriginal community that has been identified by: (i) The child, if 12 years of age or over, or (ii) The parent, if the child is under 12 years of age;
Out-of-home living arrangements

71(3) If the child is an aboriginal child, the director must give priority to placing the child as follows: (a) With the childs extended family or within the childs aboriginal cultural community;

(b) With another aboriginal family, if the child cannot be safely placed under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

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Credits
Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services would like to extend out sincere gratitude to the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia for supporting this project last year. We want to recognize our friend, Roseann Jones for working as a practicum student to update the Aboriginal Resource Booklet May June, 2007, and also Mona Carlson at Metis Community Services for formatting the bulk of the text.

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