Laichwiltach Family Life Society

Laichwiltach Family Life Society's mission is to empower and promote healing, in our communities from a First Nations perspective for all people of native ancestry in unity. Serving all families of Native Ancestry – men, women, youth, elders (Métis, Status and Non-Status Native Peoples and their families).

Mission Statement

To empower and promote healing, in our communities from a First Nations perspective for all people of native ancestry in unity.

Programs Offered

Q’wallayuw Head Start Program

Coordinator for AHS: Lorraine Kok 250-286-3044 or 250-286-3067

  • A pre-school readiness program that emphasizes cultural heritage and supports our children’s enhancement in the social, intellectual, physical and emotional development areas.
  • Children must be 3 years old by December 31st, fully toilet trained and of First Nations Ancestry
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 11:00am (3 year olds)
  • Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm (4 year olds)

Little Fry Group Care and Toddler Centre Coordinator

Maylene Inrig 250-286-3466
Toddler care: 18 months by December 31st
Group care: 30 months to school age

  • Priority given to parents who are in school or working
  • Fees for group or toddler care (talk with Coordinator on costs)
  • Application forms are available at main office
  • Hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm

Anger Management Program

Counsellors: Josey Wells - Ext 106; Jordan Campbell - Ext 120
Goal: To create a safe environment where individuals can be provided with information to develop the mind and explore their thoughts and feelings, combined with a cultural component.

  • One-on-one sessions (home or office) for individuals, families and youth, on or off reserve in the area
  • Community outreach
  • Interagency networking

Family Therapy

Therapist: Ronda MacKenzie-Cooper - Ext 115

  • Family counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Individual counseling for adults, children and youth
  • Specializing in Family Violence; Grief and loss; Trauma
  • Counseling that is holistic and strength based

Youth Counsellor

Caley English Ext 118 We offer safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for youth ages 11-24yrs.

  • Assessments
  • Referrals
  • One to One Counselling
  • Skill Building
  • Support

Family Support Program

Ann Seawee - Ext 105;  Josey Wells - Ext 106
Supervised visits (full or semi) in co-operation with the family, foster parents and social worker; respecting and understanding traditional beliefs and needs of aboriginal families.

  • Information on community resources, e.g. budgeting and housing
  • Transportation to and from the Campbell River Food Bank. We leave Laichwiltach Family Life Society at 11:30am, for those who regularly attend programs, counselling or groups
  • Liaison with MCFD, lawyers, doctors, etc
  • Advocacy
  • Family Outreach

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

Coordinator: Nadine McGee - Ext 122
Goal: To have programs compatible for families with children who are looking for groups and activities such as: support and information related to child development, parenting, self care, communication and relationships

  • Educational and activity sessions, Tuesdays: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Creating Healthier Families Group: An open drop-in circle focusing on traditional child-rearing practices, providing support while breaking some of the negative generation cycles that began in residential school, Thursdays: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Doula services available to clients and participants of Laichwiltach Family life or surrounding nations. A doula is a birth support to mom and family supporting labour and delivery. Please call for more information.

Addictions Recovery Program

Addictions Recovery Counsellor: Larry Kobyll - Ext 119

  • One on one counselling
  • Assessment and referral
  • Aftercare planning and support
  • Support group meetings, Wednesday nights: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Rekindling the Spirit of Our Elders Program

Elder Worker: Laverne Henderson - Ext 121
Provide day program once week on Wednesday from 11:00 – 2:00 pm 

  • Outreach support and services.

STV Outreach Program for Campbell River & Gold River

Campbell River Outreach Worker: Mandy Dixson - Ext 106
Gold River Outreach Worker: Carol Donaldson

  • Provides support to women & children
  • Provides transportation to and from services e.g. transition house, court etc.
  • Provides educational sessions in community
  • Do referrals to agencies in the communities This program is open to all women, not just aboriginal women

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

Services Coordinator: Corrine Sagmeister AIDP Consultant: Kasandra McArthur - Ext 134

  • Provides culturally sensitive support for Aboriginal families and infants who are at risk or have developmental delays.
  • Provides services for children from birth to 6
  • Home visits, group programs, educational programs
  • Developmental screening and assessments
  • Referrals
  • Parenting support and education services
  • Parenting programs
  • Nutritional education

Aboriginal Supported Child Development

Consultant: Annette Vivier 250-286-3430 - Ext 132
Consultant & Intake Worker: Maylene Inrig - Ext 131

  • Provides intervention and support in child care settings during the early stages of development.
  • Enables children who require extra supports to be included in child care settings.
  • Provides services to children with developmental delays, including communication, speech and language delays, fine motor and gross motor delays, cognitive delays, and social/emotional/behavioural delays.
  • Individual service planning, assistance with resources, support, consultation, training and service coordination.

Speech and Language Therapy

SLP worker: Gayle MacLean - Ext 135.  Email: gaylem_slp@shaw.ca

  • For Aboriginal children ages 0 – 6

Occupational Therapy

OT worker: Cara Covas - Ext 133.  Email: carac_ot@shaw.ca

  • For Aboriginal children ages 0-6

Population Served 

  • All families of Native Ancestry – men, women, youth, elders
  • Métis, Status and Non-Status Native Peoples and their families

Languages Spoken

  • English

Funding Sources

  • Federal
  • Public Health Agency
  • Province of BC
  • VIHA
  • Bands/Tribal Council
  • Other Foundations

Current Organizational Partnerships

  • Kwakiutl District Health Programs
  • Cape Mudge Band
  • Comox Band
  • Mamalilikulla Qwe’qwa’ Sot Em’Band
  • Sasamans Society

Committees and Working Groups

  • Community Visioning Committee
  • Success by 6
  • FASE Committee
  • Supported Child Care Committee
  • AIDP committee
  • Family Violence Steering Committee

Address / Contact Info

441 4th Ave Campbell River, BCV9W 3W7
Front Desk Receptionist : Carolin Laughington

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 286-3430
Toll-free : 1-877-777-8222
Fax : (250) 286-3483

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed weekends and holidays)

Categorization

Web Links

Forms and Resources

Location Map

Other Programs from This Organization

Aboriginal Head Start Preschool Program A pre-school readiness program that emphasizes cultural heritage and supports our children’s enhancement in the social, intellectual, physical and emotional development areas.
Aboriginal Infant Development Program Services Provides culturally sensitive support for Aboriginal families and infants who are at risk or have developmental delays.
Aboriginal Speech/Language Therapy Program The speech / language pathologist at Laichwiltach Family Life Society provides services to aboriginal children from birth to school entry (0-5 years).
Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program ASCD is designed to specifically meet the needs of children with special needs.
Addictions Recovery Program Provides counselling, assessment, and referrals to persons with alcohol and/or drug addictions.
Anger Management Program A safe environment where individuals can be provided with information to develop the mind and explore their thoughts and feelings, combined with a cultural component.
Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Provides programs which support the well being of children under the age of six and their families; committed to services which are family driven, community-based and focused on strengths.
Family Support Program Provides support, assistance, and advocacy services to people of Aboriginal ancestry and their families.
Family Therapy Program The Family Therapy Service provides holistic and client centered counselling to children, youth, adults, couples, and families. Service is provided to people of Aboriginal descent and their families in Campbell River and Comox Valley.
Little Fry Group Care and Toddler Centre Program Licensed daycare for Toddlers 18 to 36 months and Group Care for children 30 months to school age.
Occupational Therapy Program Occupational therapists work with children to target problem areas through playful interactions, grading the activities so that the child can succeed. Treatment is geared toward increase in social participation, self-regulation and motor skilled acquisition.
Rekindling the Spirit of Our Elders Program The Elders Program is open designed to help reduce feelings of isolation; it is open to status, non-status and Métis people.
STV Outreach Program for Campbell River and Gold River This program responds to the needs of adult women and their dependent children who have experienced, or are at risk of violence.
Youth Support We offer a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for aboriginal youth age 11 to 24.

This program was last updated on 19 Oct 2015.