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Dorothy Moose
P: (867) 634-4200 ext 211
E: dmoose@cafn.ca

Community Wellness

Dän tsʼän nännji (People Helping People)

The Community Wellness Department (formerly Health and Social) strives to offer accessible programming and services to all Citizens within CAFN Traditional Territory through support staff in Haines Junction and Whitehorse.

The Community Wellness Department provides services to CAFN people in the areas noted below.

Information and referrals regarding a wide range of community wellness issues are also available.

Community Wellness - Prenatal and Family

Mental Wellness Support

CAFN provides education and counseling for a variety of  supports including mental health, trauma, crisis and addiction for Citizens in the Yukon:

Contacts: 

  • Mary Jane Smith, Haines Junction Case Manager
    (867) 634-4200 ext 213 mjsmth@cafn.ca 
  • Lisa Rawlings-Bird, Whitehorse Case Manager
    (867) 456-6875 or lrawlingsbird@cafn.ca 
  • Annette Eikland, Haines Junction Income Assistant Case Manager, (867) 634-4200 ext 212 aeikland@cafn.ca 
  • Sheena Bilton, Whitehorse Case Manager
    (867) 456-6875 ext 324 sbilton@cafn.ca 
  • Charlene Hume, Wellness Manager
    (867) 634-4200 ext 281 chume@cafn.ca 
Bereavement and Emergency Funds

CAFN provides funds of up to $2,000 for expenses to assist with funeral and emergency costs.

CAFN provides funding to assist CAFN Citizens in Canada who are in emergency situations, such as a medical incident or an act of God, to a maximum of $2,000 per family per year. Emergencies may include:  sudden loss of home, fire, earthquake, death in the immediate family, etc.

CAFN provides Citizens and their immediate family living in Canada with funding to assist with travel expenses associated with medical emergencies where these expenses are not otherwise covered. Maximum $2,000 for travel within Yukon. Maximum $3,000 for travel outside Yukon.

To apply for any of these funds please contact:

Dorothy Moose, Haines Junction Admin Assistant
(867) 634-4200 ext 211 dmoose@cafn.ca

Charlene Hume, Wellness Manager
(867) 634-4200 ext 281 chume@cafn.ca 

Bereavement Fund Policy

Emergency Fund application form

Emergency Fund Policy

Medical Emergency Fund Policy

Family and Child Support

CAFN provides support for CAFN Citizen families, primarily in Yukon, experiencing child apprehensions or child protection issues, including court support, family mediation, general support, advocacy, referrals and prevention as needed.

Department Contact: 

  • Mary Jane Smith, Haines Junction Case Manager
    (867) 634-4200 ext 213 mjsmth@cafn.ca 
  • Lisa Rawlings-Bird, Whitehorse Case Manager
    (867) 456-6875 or lrawlingsbird@cafn.ca 
  • Annette Eikland, Haines Junction Income Assistant Case Manager, (867) 634-4200 ext 212 aeikland@cafn.ca 
  • Sheena Bilton, Whitehorse Case Manager
    (867) 456-6875 ext 324 sbilton@cafn.ca 
  • Brenda Asp, Child & Family Support Worker
    (867) 456-6875 ext 228 basp@cafn.ca
  • Charlene Hume, Wellness Manager
    (867) 634-4200 ext 281 chume@cafn.ca 
Community Care Services

CAFN provides home support services such as cleaning, laundry, meal delivery, cooking and other assistance based on individual client care plans. Clients may self-refer, or family or doctors may also refer.

CAFN offers the Community Bus service to Whitehorse from Monday to Friday. This is available for Haines Junction, Canyon, Champagne & Takhini residents. Please contact Dorothy Moose at (867) 634 4200 ext. 211.

Due to COVID regulations we are operating with limited seats right now

Department Contact:

Jacquie Chambers, Community Care Coordinator
(867) 634-4012, jchambers@cafn.ca

Community Justice

The Community Justice Program provides alternatives to mainstream justice processes, although assistance is not limited to people who have been charged with a criminal offence.

Services include:

  • diversion,
  • mediation,
  • community conferencing,
  • traditional talking Circles and Circle sentencing,
  • assistance with the Fine Option Program,
  • provision of information and supports for people who are in contact with the justice system or courts.

All CAFN Citizens and members of the Haines Junction community can access this program and may be referred through self-referral, the RCMP, Crown attorney or defense counsel.

Department Contact:  

Miles Morton, Community Justice Coordinator
(867) 634-7020 or restorativejustice@cafn.ca

Sheena Bilton, Whitehorse Case Manager
(867) 456-6875 ext 324 sbilton@cafn.ca 

Emergency On-call Support

CAFN provides weekend on-call support from 5:00 pm on Friday – 8:30 pm on Monday. 

Emergency Line: (867) 333-4477

CAFN also provides education, support, prevention, referrals and counseling to Citizens for:

  • Family violence
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Child protection
  • Trauma
  • Stress/anxiety

Department Contact:

Mike Maloney, Community Outreach and Support Worker
(867) 634-5103 or mmaloney@cafn.ca

Charlene Hume, Wellness Manager
(867) 634-4200 ext 281 chume@cafn.ca

Robert  Van Lieshout, Directory of Community Wellness
(867) 634-4200 ext 269 rvanlieshout@cafn.ca 

Dän Ts'ananan Program
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Are you a CAFN citizen or Indigenous person living in our community?

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Elders Programs and Services

Community Care

CAFN provides home support services such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, meal delivery (Haines Junction) and other assistance based on individual client care plans.  CAFN Citizens in the Yukon with health-related matters or in need of extra support at home are encouraged to contact CAFN to apply or may be referred by their doctor or family.

Elders Fuel Subsidy Program

This fund supports CAFN Elders age 60 and old in Yukon with home heating expenses up to a maximum of $2000.00 per fiscal year per household.

Department Contact:

Jacquie Chambers, Community Care Coordinator
(867) 634-4012, jchambers@cafn.ca

 

Elders Pension Benefit

CAFN Elders age 60 and older who live in Canada and the United States are eligible for the Elders Land Claim Benefit Payment of $250 per month.

To apply, please contact:

Lilly Smith, Central Registrar and Enrollment Clerk
(867) 634-4204, lsmith@cafn.ca

Family and Health Promotion

CAFN provides support to CAFN parents and children (0-5 years of age) in all CAFN communities, with an emphasis on nutrition, healthy parenting, and the importance of breastfeeding.

CAFN Community Wellness also provides prevention, awareness, educational and promotional activities, programs, workshops and seminars on current health issues (such as FASD, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and smoking awareness and prevention) by promoting healthy living and a traditional lifestyle to all CAFN Citizens in Yukon.

Department Contact:

Jocelyn Johns, Haines Junction Community Wellness Activity Coordinator
(867) 634-4200 ext 214 jjohns@cafn.ca

Darlene Blair, Haines Junction Elders Program Coordinator
(867) 634-4200 ext 288 dblair@cafn.ca

Marion Primozic, Haines Junction Health Promotion Facilitator (867) 634-4200 ext 320 mprimozic@cafn.ca 

Barb Hume, Haines Junction Healthy Living Manager
(867) 634-4200 ext 215 bhume@cafn.ca

Income Assistance

This program assists CAFN Citizens in need of Income Assistance to cover rent, utilities (except telephone) fuel, and basic needs (food, clothing, incidentals and laundry.)  It is available to CAFN Citizens between the ages of 19 and 64 who reside within CAFN Traditional Territory and are without sufficient resources or are temporarily unemployed to cover household expenses.

Applicants must declare all household income, provide utility bill information and fill out forms required for client file. ID may be required for non-citizens (spouses of Citizens).

Department Contact

Annette Eikland, Haines Junction Income Assistance Case Manager (867) 634-4200 ext. 212 aeikland@cafn.ca

Youth Centre and Afterschool Programs
CAFN offers cultural, social and recreational opportunities for CAFN children and youth in Yukon in a safe, nurturing environment. To assist the youth in their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth by offering a wide range of services and programs.

The Youth Center offers children/youth access to:

  • Southern Tutchone Language classes
  • Traditional games/teachings
  • Internet
  • Beading/sewing/crafts
  • Computers
  • Cooking/baking
  • Pool
  • Foosball
  • Gaming
  • Graphic arts
  • Movie nights
  • On-the-land opportunities (camping, fishing, hunting, hikes).
  • Homework help (individual or group)
  • Recreational /Aboriginal sports
  • Referrals for youth
  • Information, workshops/conferences pertaining to youth issues.

Regular Youth Centre hours:

Afterschool Programming, ages 6 to 11, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Tuesday to Friday Youth Drop-in hours 7:00-10:00 pm

Tuesday to Thursday Late Night Teen Nights 7:00-10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday Youth Drop-in Hours  7-9 pm up to age 12

Friday & Saturday Late Night Teen Nights till 12 am or later

A weekly Youth Centre Hours and Activities schedule is available.  Youth Centre hours may be  adjusted to accommodate special activities.  Additional youth activities are also available.

Department Contact: 
Shannon Maloney, Youth Programs Coordinator
(867) 634-2012 or smaloney@cafn.ca
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