Resources For First Nations

See below for further information on First Nations services.

First Nations Band Offices

Pauquachin First Nation
9010 West Saanich Road
Phone: (250) 656-0191

Tsartlip First Nation
1 Boat Ramp Road, PO Box 70, Brentwood Bay
Phone: (250) 652-3988
Website: www.tsartlip.com

Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton.
Phone: (250) 652-9101
Website: www.tsawout.com

Tseycum First Nation
1210 Totem Lane, North Saanich.
Phone: (250) 656-0858
Website: www.tseycum.ca

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

Aboriginal Infant Development Programs in British Columbia offer support to families of infants who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with developmental delays. Programs are voluntary, family centered, and primarily focused on children ages 0-3 (in some communities, 0 - 6).
Program offered locally at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Phone: (250) 384-3211
Website: www.aidp.bc.ca

NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services

NIL/TU,O’s goals are to ensure the safety, protection, and well being of our children in today’s society; working together to maintain the traditional values of the extended family.
Working in partnership with all social service agencies and school districts in the Greater Victoria area.

Phone: (250) 544-1400
Fax: 250-544-1402
E-mail: reception@niltuo.com
Website: www.niltuo.ca

Caring for First Nations Children Society

The Society offers a variety of training programs with a focus on First Nations and Aboriginal child and family service delivery. These programs are of value to anyone working with First Nations or Aboriginal children, families and/or communities.

Phone: (250) 391-0007
Website: www.cfncs.com

Saanich Collaborative First Nations Head Start Program

The Saanich Collaborative Head Start Project is a combination of early childhood programs based on the Aboriginal Head Start Components, which run on the Tsartlip, Tseycum and Pauquachin First Nation reserves.
Programs include Prenatal Support, Infant Group, Play Group and Good Food Box.

Website: www.saanichheadstart.com

Saanich Indian School Board / LAU,WELNEW Tribal School

Grades Kindergarten to 12
Vocational training and programs
College preparation in partnership with Camosun College
Available to FN students living in the Greater Victoria area

Website: www.sisb.bc.ca

Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services

Mandate: Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services will provide child and family services rooted in cultural values and beliefs to restore and enhance the strength and resiliency in the urban Aboriginal community.

Phone: (250) 383-2990
Website: www.surroundedbycedar.com

Hulitan Family and Community Services Society

Mission: The purpose of Hulitan Family and Community Services Society is to provide social and emotional support to Aboriginal children, youth and their families living within the urban areas of Greater Victoria.

Phone: (250) 384-9466
Website: www.hulitan.ca

Metis Community Services

The purpose and mandate of Metis Community Services (MCS) is to research, develop, deliver and evaluate human service programs for the approximately 8,000 Metis people who live on Vancouver Island.

Phone: (250) 391-9924
Website: www.metis.ca

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Our Mission in the Victoria Native Friendship Centre Early Childhood Development Department is to provide Aboriginal families and community with the opportunity to confront the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenting, by providing a range of accessible, affordable programming for young children 0-6 years and their families in a secure comfortable and culturally supportive and respectful environment.
Our Mandate is: we celebrate children and families by creating ECD programs that help families nurture healthy children.  We also support an inclusive environment where all families are respected and valued for their diversity.

Phone: (250) 384-3211 for current programs.
Website: www.vnfc.ca

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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