VGFN Social Programs Department consists of the following positions
and the programs and services that we deliver to VGFN citizens residing
in Old Crow, Yukon.
IT IS THE MISSION OF THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
TO VALUE, RESPECT AND TO TREAT VGFN CITIZENS EQUALLY WHILE PROVIDING PROGRAMS
Director, Health and Social Programs Glenna Tetlichi
The Director oversees the department and ensures accountability to
VGFN citizens. We also deliver programs and services from our Brighter
Futures and Building Healthy Communities Workplan for children, youths
and adults on various components such as healthy babies, injury prevention,
mental health, parenting skills, traditional/cultural teachings, others.
Office hours are from 9:00am 4:30pm Monday to Friday. This program is
funded by MSB and is in the process of being devolved down to VGFN.
Community Wellness Worker Jayne Taylor
The NNADAP Worker does one on one counseling, referrals, and assessments
for clients seeking treatment. This service also is available to those
returning from treatment to help with support services and aftercare program.
NNADAP office hours are from 9:00am 4:30pm Monday to Friday. NNADAP is
presently funded by MSB and is in the process of being devolved down to
Social Administrator Kathie Nukon
This program is presently delivered to VGFN citizens residing in Old
Crow and consists of the Elders Wood Program, Social Assistance, and Adult
Care for Elders. . Office hours are from 9:00am 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
This program is funded by VGFN through our SGA/FTA.
Community Health Representative Marion Schafer
The CHRs office is located at the Old Crow Health Center. This program
is to promote and develop health education to community groups, conducting
health education workshops for VGFN members. Assisting in health clinics
and act as an interpreter on home visits to Elders and patients. . Office
hours are from 9:00am 4:30pm Monday to Friday. CHR is presently funded
by MSB and is in the process of being devolved down to VGFN.
Native Court Worker, Joe Tetlichi
The Court Worker is responsible for attending all regular court sessions
in the region, be available to provide assistance and/or obtain legal assistance
and/or counseling for the client; work closely with private and government
agencies, and court personnel, and the RCMPolice. Office hours are
from 1:00pm 5:00pm Monday to Friday. This program is funded by YTG.
Community Education Liaison Co-ordinator - Old Crow, Mable Tetlichi
Community Education Liaison Co-ordinator - Whitehorse, Kim Rumley
The CELC is responsible for implementing and promoting education within
the native community and implementing VGFN education policies. Providing
administration functions for the program, guidance and counseling to native
students regarding their educational requirements, personal and other problems.
Office hours are from 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday during the school
year. September to June.
Health and Social Programs
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
P.O. Box 94
Old Crow, Yukon
Canada, Y0B 1N0
Tel: (867) 966-3351
Fax: (867) 966-3808