Request for Proposals Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Jul 9, 2024

CAFN recognizes that the good physical, mental and emotional health of Employees increases productivity and improves the quality of work-life at CAFN.

 The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is inviting public proposals to experienced licensed service providers who have the qualifications/accreditations and capacity to provide confidential Employee and Family Assistance Program such as but not limited to assessments, referrals and short-term counselling, energy healing, massage therapy services in relation to physical, mental or emotional health.  EFAP services are available to assist CAFN employees and/or their immediate family members.

Employees or any of their immediate family members are eligible for up to ten (10) one-hour sessions within one fiscal year paid for by CAFN.  Costs beyond these ten (10) sessions, such as long-term counselling and secondary referral costs, are the responsibility of the employee. The total number of employees fluctuates, with the average number of employees being approximately 150. They are located primarily in Haines Junction, although some work in Whitehorse and in the Takhini River Subdivision (Alaska Highway).

CAFN has identified certain requirements and expectations that should be incorporated into an effective Employee and Family Assistance Program.  These requirements and expectations will be the responsibility of the Contractor and are listed below:

  • Provide qualified professional physical or mental or emotional services for employees and their immediate family members so as to enhance the health and well-being of employees and increase the productivity of the CAFN government, including
  • Assessment services, prior to determining the assistance required;
  • Counselling, Consultation and Referral services;
  • Provide adjustment counselling and counselling; or
  • Energy Healing; or
  • Massage therapy
  • *Financial counselling* services are not in the scope of the EFAP program.
  • rovide services in a manner sensitive to the culture and traditions of First Nations.

Proposals submitted should include the contractor’s business name and address, qualifications/accreditations and examples of similar work performed. The contractor must have their own liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage. The proposal should include the price the contractor will charge for service.

Proposals will be evaluated based on relevant qualifications/accreditations and experience, the quality of the proposal submitted and a proposal that addresses all the requirements mentioned above and the proposed price.   Proponents are solely responsible for their own expenses of preparing, presenting, and delivering their proposals.

This Request for Proposals does not commit the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations to award a contract. CAFN reserves the right to cancel this Request for Proposals at any time without award or compensation to proponents.  CAFN need not accept the lowest priced, the highest ranked, or any proposal, and reserves the right to reject or accept any proposal without further explanation.

Submissions must be sent by email to on or before August 30, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. (Yukon Time).  The contract is expected to commence as soon as possible thereafter. Questions regarding the submission of proposals may be directed to

Proposals may be withdrawn by submitting a written withdrawal request, executed by the proponent, to the same email address to which the proposal was submitted prior to the proposal closing time.