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:
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:
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.
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
- meal delivery
- other assistance based on individual client care plans
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.
- 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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:
NOTICE TO CITIZENS
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.
The Youth Center offers children/youth access to:
- Southern Tutchone Language classes
- Traditional games/teachings
- 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.