indigenous family support

Children hold a sacred place in the cultures of Indigenous peoples. With that comes a sacred responsibility to care for them.

Gather to share stories, food and friends.

Our Indigenous Family Support program provides support for families and children ages 0–6 who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

The program includes family gatherings, traditional parenting programs and one on one support for families in need.

 

indigenous Family Gatherings

Every two weeks, families, Elders and program staff gather to share stories, supper and cultural experiences such as crafts, drumming, and storytelling. We welcome families with children whose heritage is First Nations, Metis or Inuit living in the West Kootenay.

When

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Age Range

0-99 Years

Fee

Free

Location

Family Place
312 Silica Street,
Nelson, BC V1L 4M5

Contact

Tel: 250-444-KIDS (5437)

ifs@kootenaykids.ca 

 

Family Support Program

The Indigenous Family Support Coordinator can provide one on one assistance to families with young children including providing information, resources and referrals to other programs in the community.

When

As Needed

Age Range

0-6 Years

Fee

Free

Location

Family Place Nelson or in the Community

Contact

Tel: 250-444-KIDS (5437)

ifs@kootenaykids.ca