Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Program - West Kootenay Boundary

The  program is intended for children who require extra support to be included in a child care setting. 

A community-based, family-centered, child development program  that is  grounded in the belief that inclusion is the most important principle in supporting children to actively participate in a full range of programs.

Families participate on a voluntary basis.
Designed to ensure cultural safety and cultural sensitivity for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children and families. 

Provides services for children who require extra support in the following areas:

  • Physical Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Communicative Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Behavior

Contact the Program Consultants for more information:

West Kootenay: Crystal Laren    crystal.coinations@gmail.com  250-304-8920

Boundary:           Dana Bedard    dana.coinations@gmail.com      250-444-9595

Address / Contact Info

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS) Main Office
1801 Connors Road Castlegar, BCV1N 3N9
Executive Director : Kris Salikin

Phone Numbers

Kris Salikin, Executive Director: (250) 231-4968

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Service Details

Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 20 May 2021.