Services

All the services listed below are offered to Seabird Island Band Members. Some services may be offered to other Bands through agreements and some services may be open to the general public.

A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing

A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing A Recovery Centre for Indigenous People Overcoming Addictions A ‘family’ home for Indigenous adults 19 years and up. Building on traditional healing and practices, building culture, strength and community for success. Group sessions Group activities to talk and learn and work through barriers.

Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve

We provide children and families opportunities to enjoy nutritious snacks and meals, activities, circle, culture & language and field-trips.

Aboriginal Infant Development

We offer a variety of culturally-appropriate supports and resources for Aboriginal parents and their child who are at risk of, or who may be experiencing developmental delays.

Addictions

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction? Our Mental Health Workers can help through counseling and finding treatment centres.

A-Pals

A-Pals is a seven session program for families with children 3 to 6 years of age to encourage and support literacy development of their child’s learning.

B.E.A.R. Bus

We offer off-reserve families with children 0-6 years of age as well as expecting parents the ability to access early learning and early intervention programs.

Better at Home

We provide free assistance with simple, non-medical tasks that enhance the quality of life of our Elders to help them remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.

Counseling

The main goal of the family counselor is to provide support and counseling to individuals and families who are affected by addictions as well as intervention and prevention.

Daycare

The Daycare Centre is a fully licensed group childcare facility with spaces for 49 children between the ages of 3 months – Kindergarten.

Dental Clinic

Regular dental checkups are essential for good oral and overall health. During regular dental visits, our dental staff checks for early signs of gum disease, cavities, loose fillings and early signs of oral cancer.

Doctors’ Clinic & Medical Centre

We are committed to providing the best medical care available to our clients. The Doctor’s Office offers First Nations and non-First Nations easily accessible, quality health care.

Drivers Education

We assist in getting your “L” licence and driving lessons to aid you in learning in going for your “N” license.

Elders’ Fitness

Remain healthy and fit throughout life by taking part in Elder’s only Fitness Centre times or have one of our trainers come to your home.

Elders’ Group

Join our Elder’s Group to take part in monthly outings, seasonal canning sessions, some much needed pampering, make-and-takes, learn about other services that are available to you.

Employment & Training Centre

Employment Centre’s services are designed to increase the employability and employment rate of First Nations people in our Rosedale to Hope service area.

Fitness Centre

Our fitness facility offers both individual and group activities which include floor hockey, boot camp, elder’s fitness, and much more.

Home & Community Care

The Home and Community Care services provide a range of health care and support services for eligible residents who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.

Home Ownership

The Seabird Island Band promotes self-sufficiency and independence for our Band Members by giving them the opportunity to construct and/or purchase their own homes through individual mortgages.

Income Tax Clinic

The Health Department hosts an Income Tax Clinic for staff, Community Members and residents each year in March and April.

Infant Massage

Our Aboriginal Infant Development team provides Infant Massage lessons to parents of newborns from birth to 12 months of age.

Legal Clinic

Through funding from the Legal Services Society, the Band is able to offer support for individuals who are seeking legal aid or counseling.

Mammogram Clinic

The Seabird Island Band welcomes the BC Cancer Society’s Mammogram screening clinic twice a year.

Maternal Child Health

Maternal Child Health program supports First Nation families from pregnancy to child birth and beyond, helping families through the many joys and challenges of having a baby.

Medical Transportation

Through our Medical Transportation program we can give you the funds for specialist appointments as well as detox treatment for alcohol, drug, and solvent abuse.

Membership

The Membership team assists Band Members who are in need of a status card renewal or are applying for their child’s first status card.

Midwifery

The Midwifery program provides care to low-risk women and their families during pregnancy, labor, and up to 6 weeks postpartum.

Mobile Diabetes

We provide diabetes care, including vision and blood screening, which will prevent long term complications of Diabetes and improve the quality of life for on-reserve First Nations People.

Nutrition

Get help to eat better and to feel better, learn how to manage or prevent diabetes, attend a group session, or meet with our nutrition and lifestyle educators one-on-one.

Optometry

The Optometrist provides comprehensive eye exams which focus on your eye health and optimizing your vision.

Out of School Care

This licensed childcare program that runs throughout the school year and during breaks. We support healthy, active lifestyles through promoting a variety of nutritious snacks and daily physical activity.

Pre & Post Natal

The Pre & Post Natal program provides group as well as one-on-one educational services for pregnant or new moms of children up to 1 year and their families.

Prenatal Circle

A group for pregnant women and/or moms with newborns and their families that meets twice per month, from 1-3, usually on a Friday.

Pre-School

The Pre-school uses a unique curriculum that gives our teachers the tools they need to assist in helping your child reach their full potential.

Rental Housing & Wait-list

Through our Housing program we are able to provide our Band Members with affordable rental homes.

Scholarships, Incentives & Grats

The Seabird Island Band offers a number of education scholarships and grants to our Band Members who are currently attaining higher education.

Seabird College

Since we opened our doors in 2001, Seabird College has assisted learners of all ages achieve their educational goals by supporting both the personal and career development needs of our students.

Seabird Island Community School

Seabird Island Community School offers quality B.C. Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students which fosters and promotes cultural values and the Halq’eméylem language taught by BC Certified teachers.

Seabird Internet

Seabird Wi-Fi offers Community Member’s low-cost wireless internet access, and in some areas, fiber optic internet access.

Someone so Small

Someone so Small places emphasis on large motor movement, play-based, singing (music), early language development, opportunity for building relationships with parents and families that provide informal education opportunities.

Speech & Language

We offer culturally sensitive speech and language services to meet the communication needs of our Aboriginal Children.

Sport Sponsorship

We recognize the financial difficulties faced by families today, which is why Seabird Island is proud to offer a sport, recreation and leisure sponsorship program to help our families stay healthy and active.

Summer Recreation

This licensed childcare program that runs throughout the school year and during breaks. We support healthy, active lifestyles through promoting a variety of nutritious snacks and daily physical activity.

Support Child Development

We provide services to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal children who require extra support due to physical, social, intellectual, emotional and developmental challenges.

Traditional Healing

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic, coordinated approach to health care that respects the individuality of each person.

Young Parents Program

Our goal is for the Seabird Island Preschool to be a happy, safe, and loving environment for preschool-aged children.

Youth Group & Outings

Take part in monthly outings and more! Want to learn skills? We also have weekly workshops to help you gain certifications to get jobs.