Community Health Groups

Kitselas has several community health groups. All groups are FREE, and usually include a meal or a snack.

The schedules of these groups are regularly listed in the Kitselas Connects Newsletter (link to page), and in the News (link to page) and Calendar (link to page) sections of this website.

The Health Department started some of these health groups while others community-driven. The gaol of the groups is to build a healthier and more compassionate Kitselas community. Its important for community members to be engaged with their community, and feel ownership of its activities, as well as their own health.

For more information about any of these groups, call 250-635-5084 and ask for the health assistant. Or call 250-615-4086 Ext 4086.

Parent Connection Group
Meet with other Kitselas parents!
Every second Wednesday
12noon to 2 pm
Gitaus Administration Building
Focus is on parents and kids under age 5 but everyone welcome.
Includes a range of activities, discussions, speakers and presentations. Sample topics include parenting techniques, nutrition, physical health and activities.

Note: Whole families and community members are invited to join in fun and educational parent connection group activities on the last Wednesday of every month from 430pm-630pm. The location of these activities change often so check the newsletter, the website or contact the Health Department for current info and upcoming schedule. (directory).

Gitselasu Elders
First Tuesday of every month
Times unknown at this time
Elders Centre in Gitaus
Kitselas Elders group based in Gitaus. Activities include field trips, wellness activities, fundraising, cooking, and more.
Organized by Kitselas Elder Anne McDames. (Is this true? Cntact Anne for more and ask if we should put her contact info on page?)
Everyone welcome.

Elderberries
Every Thursday
12noon to 2pm
Satellite Health Station in Kulspai
Includes a range of activities, discussions, speakers and presentations with a focus on wellness and socializing. Members sometimes work in the community garden during the summer months.

Grief and Loss Group
Third Tuesday and Wednesday of every month
1pm to 3pm
Satellite Health Building in Kulspai
Facilitated discussions around grief and loss.
The leader/counsellor/facilitatior of this group changes often in order to provide members with a variety of options and experiences.

Men’s Group
Every second Friday.
5pm to 9pm.
Gitaus Administration Building
For men ages 19+.
Activities and discussions are self-driven – the group decides – with a focus on comradery, reconnecting to culture and land-based activities.

Women’s Group – Coming Soon!