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.

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:


Mary Jane Smith

Utsän nànji (Case Manager) Haines Junction

867-634-4200 ext 213

Lisa Rawlings-Bird

Utsän nànji (Case Manager) Whitehorse

867-456-6888 ext 323

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.


Dorothy Moose

Administrative Assistant

867-634-4200 ext 211

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.


Mary Jane Smith

Utsän nànji (Case Manager) Haines Junction

867-634-4200 ext 213

Lisa Rawlings-Bird

Utsän nànji (Case Manager) Whitehorse

867-456-6888 ext 323

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



  • cleaning
  • laundry
  • meal delivery
  • cooking
  • other assistance based on individual client care plans

Jacquie Chambers

Community Care Coordinator

867-634-4200 ext 287

Dorothy Moose

Community Bus Service

867-634 4200 ext 211

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

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.



  • 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.

Miles Morton

Community Justice Coordinator

867-634-4200 ext 269

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


Mike Maloney

Community Outreach and Support Worker

867-634-4200 ext 227

Susan Smith

Administration and Information Manager

867-634-4200 ext 281

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

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

Dän Ts’ananan Program

Are you interested in getting a job or exploring a new career?
Have you dreamed of getting an education or going into a trade?
Are you a CAFN citizen or Indigenous person living in our community?

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

867-634-4200 ext 287

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:

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

Angie Nassiopoulos

Haines Junction Healthy Living Manager

(867) 634-4200 ext 215

Darlene Blair

Haines Junction Elders Program Coordinator

867-634-4200 ext 288

Marion Primozic

Whitehorse Health Promotion Facilitator

867-456 6888 ext 320

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:

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.

Regular Youth Centre hours:



Jan 18, 2022 UPDATE

The Youth Centre is currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Youth programming and the Anda Ta Youth Centre closure will be reassessed in two weeks. 

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

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.

Community Wellness

Dän Tän Gà Dījäl

Citizen Services Project


Language & Culture

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