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Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness Department represents the "Emotional" portion of the Medicine Wheel. This Department is responsible for supporting and assisting C/TFN Citizens in need.

The staff provides information, referrals and organizes workshops related to life skills and personal growth and development, and supports/assists Citizens in working with other governmental agencies and programs. The staff can also help Citizens get to medical or personal appointments, when necessary. The Home Care Program provides support and services for Elders and housebound Citizens.

The Department may facilitate workshops and support groups. They also bring in experts on a variety of topics such as diabetes prevention, and healthy living.  The Elder Program provides targeted services like these for C/TFN Elders over age 60.

The Health and Wellness Department also administers the Temporary Financial Assistance program to ensure that Citizens receive basic needs. The Transitional Employment Program, which is managed by the Capacity Department and works in collaboration with the Health and Wellness Department, provides life skills and training to support Citizens as they move towards self-sufficiency.  For more info on applying for TFA, contact the Health and Wellness office.

To support C/TFN mothers and fathers, the Health and Wellness Department operates the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program, providing information and support regarding healthy eating, living, and parenting.

The Health and Wellness Department operates the Justice program in the community to provide pre- and post-sentencing support, advocacy, and education. The Department also supports the Family Council, a team of community-based clan representatives mandated to facilitate the Family Act once is up and running. The Family Act is to support the development of healthier families and communities.

Mission

To help our community recover from the devastating effects of colonialism and poverty by supporting Citizens to heal, reclaim a degree of self-sufficiency, and lead their families to wellness.

Vision

A family wellness center works with the community to support and guide families on their journey toward reconciliation, health and self-reliance.

Priorities


Publications

Chooutla Residential School

Listen to the apology made by Larry Robertson, Anglican Bishop of the Yukon on behalf of the Anglican Chruch of Canada.

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Related News & Events

Featured News Mar 04, 2021

MMIWG Talking Circles

⚪️ The Department of Health and Wellness is inviting C/TFN Citizens to participate in Men's, Women's and Youth Talking Circles to commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls this month. 

News Mar 01, 2021

Taxes for TFA clients and Elders

💸 An opportunity for TFA clients and Elders to have assistance with their taxes is coming up Wednesday, March 10. 

News Jan 28, 2021

Seniors Internet Grant

A grant program to help Yukon seniors and elders connect to the internet at reduced cost has been extended until March 15, 2021.  

News Events Notice Jan 20, 2021

Vaccine Clinic Jan 26 and 27

Jan 26

Book your vaccine shot now! 

News Notice Dec 09, 2020

Health and Wellness changes

Please note these updates about Health and Wellness activities for the holiday season. 

News Events Notice Oct 15, 2020

Red Dress Walk

Oct 15

We will be holding a community walk to honour and commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Friday, Oct. 23. 

Events Nov 28, 2019

Community Celebration Dinner

Dec 5

Community Celebration Dinner - Haa Shagoon Hidi (Learning Centre) 5pm! Amazing prizes!  

Events Oct 16, 2019

Halloween Party 2019

Oct 31

Halloween Party at the Learning Centre from 12pm to 3pm