Family Services

Stwecem’c Xget’tem Family Services goal is to safeguard children’s wellbeing by providing families with information, referrals and programs that will assist them with social and cultural opportunities.

The department also oversees: Family Support, Youth Services, Membership, Cultural Support, Income Assistance and Employment Skills Training.

Contact us:
Dog Creek 250-440-5822
Canoe Creek 250-459-7749

Family Services

We are working with Northern Secwepemc Te Qelmuw (NsTQ) to reclaim jurisdiction over the care of our children. For many years children from our community, have been put into Foster Homes.

Putting children first and supporting healthy communities is a goal of SXFN, and the NSTQ. We have been in training to learn about Bill C-92, the new federal legislation which recognizes the inherent Indigenous jurisdiction over child and family services. Our priority will be the protection of our children and ensure they are still cared for by family and connected to our communities.

Income Assistance

We provide financial support for people with disabilities, living on SXFN lands so they can maintain a basic standard of living. Eligibility requirements set by Indigenous Services Canada.

Youth Support Worker

The Youth Support Worker organizes youth cultural programs and activities aimed at supporting the wellbeing of youth and their families.

Cultural Support Worker

The Cultural Support Worker is responsible for providing individual, family and community cultural programs and activities aimed at strengthening and building healthy families. The Cultural support worker promotes a healthy and supportive lifestyle for all community residents.

Social Development Finance Clerk

The Social Development Finance Clerk administers the social assistance program to on-reserve community members in accordance with the Federal Social Development Policy Manual. The Social Development Finance Clerk does client intakes, and is responsible for cheque requisition and distribution.