Social Development

Kitselas Social Development helps members on social assistance move towards independence. Services include:

• Provide social assistance and information with regard to on-reserve financial assistance, funeral expenses, as well as administering on-reserve programs such as Adult-in-Home Care, National Child Benefit Re-investment, and Family Violence Prevention.
• Provide information and advocates for both On- and Off- reserve Kitselas members, in matters such as Health Benefits, Social Assistance, legal aid, courts and families with children-in-care of the Ministry of Children & Family Development, or Northwest Inter-Nation Family Community Services Society (NIFCS).
• Supervise the on-reserve Adult In-Home Care Program, a program that provides in home care such as light housekeeping, shopping, and support for elders, and sick or disabled persons.
• Supervise the on-reserve National Child Benefit Re-investment Program –child care and home to work, which provides support in meeting parents and children’s needs who wish to return to work
• Network with other First Nation’s social workers, resource workers and agencies such as the Ministry of Child and Family Services, the Northwest Inter-nation Family Community Services Society (NIFCS).

Kitselas Social Development is part of the Kitselas Community Services Department and works in collaboration with Employment & Training (E&T), Education, Housing, and Health.

Contact Kitselas Social Development Worker for more information.