Ta na wa Ch’áwat ta Sx̱wéx̱wel
Squamish Valley Operations
Yúustway provides community health programs and services. The team supports Members to access public and preventative health services and advocates for access to government and community health programs and services.
Our Addictions Counsellors provide counselling and treatment referral services in North/West Vancouver and the Squamish Valley.
- One-to-one counselling.
- Support completing treatment assessment/referral/application forms.
- Support coordinating travel to and from treatment.
- Development of wellness plans including pre- and post-treatment care.
- Provision of prevention and awareness information.
- Support and coordination of community-based services (such as talking circles).
Health Benefits & Promotions Officer: Caroline Perrin
The Health Benefits Advocacy & Promotion team works to identify and build community specific health promotion and disease prevention programs and resources, provide advocacy and support to community members seeking to access health services, and advocate for national level policy change to improve overall health and access to funding for Indigenous People.
- Provision of health prevention and awareness materials and information.
- Provision of contact and program information related to Health Canada Non-Insured Health Benefits.
- Support to complete Health Canada forms and applications.
- Advocacy and support to follow up on various applications to Health Canada.
- Management and administration of the Squamish Nation Health Project.
- Support and coordination of medical transportation funding as per Health Canada policy and procedures.
- Support and referral to other health services related to the provincial government, Vancouver Coastal Health, and other organizations.
Manager: Samantha Clarke
The Home & Community Car team assists clients with activities of daily life including personal care tasks and homemaking. They also ensure that advanced medical/nursing care is provided by hospitals/long-term care facilities as required. The goal is to promote maximum independence and enhanced quality of life for care recipients by providing service that supplements and complements (but that does not replace) the care provided by families, friends and the community.
The holistic personal care and homemaking services offered include:
- Assessing and monitoring health status
- Foot care
- Light housekeeping
The Mental Health Intake Worker provides initial response and support in North/West Vancouver and Squamish Valley. Services include referrals to short-term crisis counselling, individual/couples/group counselling, alternative healing, and planning support in regards to mental health issues. Our goal is to ensure client safety as well as fair and equitable access to various programs and services.
Public Health Nurse: Elizabeth Grant
Public Health Nurses provide community-based health services and information including:
- Pre- and post-natal care.
- HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) prevention and awareness, and other sexual health information.
- Flu clinics.
- Communicable disease control.
- Diabetes awareness and prevention.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw History Book For Sale
We are excited to announce that tiná7 cht ti temíxw (We Come From This Land) will be published in early January 2024! The book is intended to be a snapshot – a collection of some of the multi-faceted stories and histories that are held by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People and a starting point for future conversations.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.