BFI/BHC/SA

BRIGHTER FUTURES (BFI), BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES (BHC) & SOLVENT ABUSE (SA)

  • The primary goal is to provide communities, families, and individuals with mental wellness services and supports that are responsive to their needs.
  • To improve the quality of and access to, culturally appropriate and holistic and community-directed programs in Mental Health, Child Development, and Injury Prevention services at the community level.
  • Mental Health
    • Improve the quality of, and access to, culturally appropriate mental health services at the community level. Activities include training, planning; consultation & information exchange; promotion of linkages among health, children & families; and, comprehensive community projects.
  • Child Development
    • Strengthen the existing child development network of social, health, medical, educational and cultural services. Activities include: the provision of resource centres, infant stimulation programs & behavioral and developmental counselling involving parents and children.
  • Injury Prevention 
    • Reduce death & acute and long-term disability due to childhood injuries. Activities include public education, training of community workers, knowledge development; and, assisting communities to develop appropriate by-laws/regulations.
  • Healthy Moms & Babies
    • Improve the physical, mental and social health and well-being of mothers & infants by delivering activities that can include nutritional education, emphasis on regular medical examinations during pregnancy, education on the dangers of alcohol & other drug use during pregnancy, and, training for community-based workers.
  • Parenting Skills
    • Promote culturally appropriate parenting skills by providing funding to support the development and delivery of training programs for parents.
  • To assist communities in preparing for and managing mental health crisis such as suicide and substance abuse
  • To address community capacity-building by training caregivers and community members to deliver programs and services within their own communities
  • Provides funding for culturally-appropriate, community-based prevention and intervention programming, for youth solvent abusers.
  • Child Development
  • KHAW Programs offers activities using the Medicine Wheel Teachings to strive for a Holistic Lifestyle and delivers to youth from ages 10-17 years.
  • Summer Student program provides an opportunity for youth between ages 12 –15 years of age to engage in activities for 5 weeks during summer months to participate in Cultural, Traditional and fun activities.
  • Mental Wellness
  • Activities include Mother’s & Father’s Day events, Treaty Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Hampers, and Christmas Dinner/Celebration.