The Health & 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 facilitates workshops, support groups and a variety of circles. They also bring in experts on a variety of topics such as gathering traditional foods and medicines, diabetes prevention, and healthy living. The Youth and Elder Program provides targeted services like these for C/TFN citizens under 29 and elders over age 60.
The Health & Wellness Department also administers the Temporary Financial Assistance program to ensure that basic needs of citizens are looked after, as well as the Transitional Employment Program, which provides life skills and training to support citizens as they move towards self-sufficiency. For more info on applying for TFA, contact the 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.
In cooperation with the Governance department, 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 implement the Family Act and to support the development of healthier families and communities.