The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership (GNEYP) recognizes the traditional territory of the Coast Salish nations, upon whose territory we work, live and play.
First Nations Health Authority Early Years Resources
In recognition of the traditional, cultural parenting practices of our Aboriginal communities and families, Credit Union funding allowed us to print Aboriginal childhood health and wellness resources. Through a partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Success By 6 was granted permission to reprint copies of four Aboriginal childhood health and wellness resources the FNHA had developed. These included:
Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health (MCFD)
During COVID-19, our office is open and all our services continue to be available including: Intake, Psychiatry and 1:1 therapy, however we are providing these services via telephone or Skype or Zoom.
We are in the process of contacting all our wait listed clients and offering support to the families whether that be resources, worksheets for the children or parents and weekly/biweekly check in. We will also be soon offering a Zoom Parent Group to our clients. If you would like to refer a child please contact me or our main line at 250-741-5701 and we will assist you with organizing or supplying the information to have an Intake completed.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
301-190 Wallace St.
250-740-3023 Direct Line
Snuneymuxw First Nation
Métis Family Connections Program
Métis means a person who self-identifies as Métis, is distinct from other Aboriginal peoples, is of historic Métis Nation Ancestry and who is accepted by the Métis Nation.
According to Statistics Canada, there are nearly 90,000 Métis people in BC. More than 20,000 are registered Métis Nation British Columbia Citizens.
Métis Nation British Columbia represents thirty-eight (38) Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia.
Métis Nation British Columbia’s mandate is to develop and enhance opportunities for Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant, social, and economic programs, and services.
Through this mandate Métis Nation British Columbia has developed the Métis Family Connections Program. A provincial program free to Métis families with children birth to 8 years of age.
Métis Family Connections Program provides Métis Family Connections Navigators throughout the regions of the Province to connect with Métis families, through phone, email, video, and in community.
The Métis Family Connections Navigators can assist families in connecting to early intervention services, early years programs, community programs and events. This is depending on the needs of the family. However, most importantly connecting Métis families to their culture. This is provided through cultural mail outs, Métis family camps, and connections to Métis chartered communities and Métis Family services.
Métis children birth to 8 years old are eligible. They can be Métis citizens or self identify Métis. For more information or to enrol email firstname.lastname@example.org . or contact the Métis Family Connections Region 1 – Vancouver Island and Powell River Navigator Gina Coutts @ email@example.com or 250-735-4768.
Mid-Island Metis Nation
Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Nanaimo Youth Services Association
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre (Nisaika Kumtuks Learning Centre)
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre (Munu Learning Centre)
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre (Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program)
Snuneymuxw Hulit Lelum
Snuneymuxw Health Centre (Snuneymuxw Day care)
Snuneymuxw Health Centre (Aboriginal Infant Development Program)
The Aboriginal Infant Development Program's Mission is to honor this gift by supporting the development of Aboriginal children within the context of family, community, and culture and by offering access to culturally appropriate early intervention programming.
Phone Number: 250-740-2348
Nustumaat Lelum day care (Stz’uminus First Nation, Ladysmith)
Phone Number: 250-245-0994
First Nations Health Authority
Inter Tribal Health Authority
Inter Tribal Health Authority (Maternal Child Health Program)
Inter Tribal Health Authority (SOAR Mentoring Program)
The SOAR Program works with women who are either pregnant or parenting a baby up to the age of six (6) months when they start working with their mentor. Women entering the SOAR Program are usually from or connected with an ITHA community and may have experienced concerns with alcohol or other substances, trauma, housing, mental health issues, or involvement with the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD).
Uy'Sqwalawun Childcare Center
Organizations and Services
|Snuneymuxw First Nation||250-740-2300||http://www.snuneymuxw.ca/|
|Mid-Island Métis Nation||250-740-0223||http://midislandmetisnation.weebly.com/|
|Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre||250-753-4417||http://www.tillicumlelum.ca/|
|Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA)||250-754-1989||http://www.nysa.bc.ca/|
|Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre||250-754-3215
| - Nisaika Kumtuks Elementary Centre
| - Aboriginal HIPPY Program
| - Aboriginal Day Care
|- Early Years Outreach
| - Early Literacy Program
|Snuneymuxw Health Centre||250-740-2337|| http://www.snuneymuxw.ca/department/
| - Snuneymuxw Day Care
|- Aboriginal Infant Development Program (at Snuneymux Health Centre)
|Nustumaat Lelum day care (Stz’uminus First Nation, Ladysmith)||250-245-0994|
|Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health (MCFD)||
|First Nations Health Authority|| http://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/maternal
|Inter-Tribal Health Authority||250-753-3990
|- Maternal Child Health Program
||250-753-3990 ext. 254
|- SOAR Mentoring Program||250-753-3990 ext. 254|| http://www.itha.ca/insidepages/programs_|
|Strong Nations, Terry Mack||1-888-278-2202||www.strongnation.com|
|Uy'Sqwalawun Child Care Center||250-390-0003|