Aboriginal Family Services Development Program - West Kootenay

Provides support and consultation to Family Support Counselors and other service providers in the West Kootenay region who work with Aboriginal families.  

Offers services to Aboriginal families who may be experiencing family issues that require a support person to provide referrals, support, and cultural information. 

Aboriginal families who are working with the Ministry of Children and Family Development are first priority referrals to this program.  Families can also self-refer.

Services include:

  • Case planning and case management
  • Coordinated service interventions with other service providers
  • Referrals and information about other community services  programs (both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal)
  • Liaison with the Ministry of Children and Family  Development
  • Information regarding various cultural gatherings in the region
  • Métis Traditional Parenting and Personal Healing Program
  • Drum circles, talking/sharing circles and community drum making ceremonies

Communities served include: Salmo, Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Slocan, Nakusp, Kaslo and surrounding areas.

Address / Contact Info

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS) Office
1005 2nd Street Castlegar, BCV1N 1Y4
Executive Director : Kris Salikin
Mailing Address:
3796 Krestova Cemetery Road
Krestova, BC
V0G 1H2

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 231-4968

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 16 Mar 2017.