DRFN’s Health and Social Development Manager, Teree Walton, along with Community Wellness Coordinator, Teresa Thielen, offer a number of programs and services to members including:
Liaison with Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD)
Teree and Teresa act as communication liaisons and advocate for community members with MCFD. They are happy to provide information on services available and will connect members with services they may require. Please see contact info at the bottom of this page for both Teree and Teresa.
Homework and Tutoring Support Nights
Thursdays 5-7 p.m. Band Hall Gym
This is an opportunity for students to get help with their school work. Anybody who is able to provide support, please contact Teresa.
Youth Group (Ages 13-19)
Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Band Hall Gym
A Youth Group named Naahtane Ts’idaaghae (Thunder Kids), has recently been initiated. The group will conduct a sharing circle and carry out fun activities. The first meeting was held on October 20, 2020 and a number of activities were identified by participants. DRFN is in the process of setting up a schedule of activities and they can be found on our Youth Group page.
Once the Community Church is ready for use, there are plans to organize a Ladies Group where members can get together to do sewing and other activities.
Once the Community Church is ready for use, a Mens Group will be coordinated where members can get together for a variety of activities.
Throughout the year, Health and Social Development department staff will collaborate with staff from other DRFN departments to coordinate events and activities for members and staff. Notification of events will be posted on the Doig River Facebook page as well as here.
In addition to the specific services outlined above, DRFN’s Health and Social Development Department provides support and services including:
- Assistance with employment insurance applications
- Social assistance
- Coordination with healing centres
- Empowerment workshops
- Land healing projects and events
- One-on-one counseling referrals
- Trauma and grief workshops
- Lunch n’ Learns on a range of topics from health and nutrition to financial management
- Parent and foster parent support
- Elder road trips
- Coordination of Elders’ meetings
- Wills workshops
- Home support services including Assisted Living Program
- Nutrition and cooking classes with registered dieticians
- Elder and youth hikes
- Scavenger hunts, mental health bingos, family activities, paying it forward, painting sessions
- Food hampers
- COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Youth
- Self-Care and Mental Health
- First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Members can contact Teree or Teresa for more information about any of the services noted above:
Teree Walton, Health & Social Development Manager
Teresa Thielen, Community Wellness Coordinator
Wellness Programs & Services Photo Gallery
Click on the image above to view an interview with Elders Sam Acko and Billy Attachie as they discuss Spanish Flu history for lessons to fighting COVID-19, APTN, May 6, 2020