Welcome to Member Services

Your One Stop Solution To Access Nation Services

Líl̓wat Nation provides a variety of services to its members in the areas of Education, Housing, Health, Financial and Community Social Services. To make it easier for  members to access those services, a directory of services, with service description, contact information, and forms you can fill online and submit directly to the department for greater efficiency, has been developed.

Services are presented in alphabetical order under. Scroll down to get the information you need.


Administration

The Office Administration Department is responsible for all office administration functions associated with the Úll̓us Community Complex.

For more information call:

Sylvia Dan
Office Manager
Phone 604-894-6115 ext. 2244
Sylvia.Dan@lilwat.ca


Childcare

Úll̓us Daycare provides quality care for newborns, toddlers and children up to five years old. The centre also provides child development services family learning opportunities, After School and Youth Clubs.

  • Quality care Monday thru Friday, from 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • Hot lunches
  • Healthy snacks
  • Physical fitness program that uses Úll̓us Community Complexgym
  • Playgrounds
  • Nature walks to increase body awareness and promote healthy habits
  • Qualified Líl̓wat7úlstaff members
    Ucwalmícwts trining, traditional crafts, stories and songs
  • Moe the Mouse Speech and Learning Program
  • High Scope child play-based learning
  • Annual Celebrating Our Children event that emphasizes activities to make life easier for families with young children (infants to six-year-olds).
  • Menu planning
  • Budgeting
  • Creating family night activities ensure
  • Hygiene to help foster/nurture early childhood development and healthy growth
Two pre-kindergarten programs are offered at the Úll̓us Childcare Centre. These programs have 31 spaces available for children from within and outside of the community.

  • Ts̓úqum̓ (Chickadee)
    An exciting and stimulating program for toddlers up to three years old.
  • Ts̲vkat̲s̲v́ka (Blue Jay)
    This program creates days filled with fun and adventure for children aged three to five years old.
  • After School Club
    Elementary school age kids, 6 to 12 years old, can take part in this fun, new after school program being created for the Úll̓us Community Complex.
  • Youth Club
    A new program is being developed to offer fun and social opportunities to teens aged 12 to 18 years old a few times a week.
  • After School Club
    Elementary school age kids, 6 to 12 years old, can take part in this fun, new after school program being created for the Úll̓us Community Complex.
  • Youth Club
    A new program is being developed to offer fun and social opportunities to teens aged 12 to 18 years old a few times a week.

Childcare Services is excited to announce new programs are being developed to serve the needs of older children and teens in the community. Please watch the website’s news and events section for information about the launch of these programs.

  • After School Club
    Elementary school age kids, 6 to 12 years old, can take part in this fun, new after school program being created for the Úll̓us Community Complex.
  • Youth Club
    A new program is being developed to offer fun and social opportunities to teens aged 12 to 18 years old a few times a week.
Úll̓us Childcare Centre offer services that support child development from infancy to young adulthood. These services include:

  • Child development assessments
  • Supported child development from infancy to 19 years old
  • Speech and language support consultant (weekly)
  • Behavioural guidance support
  • Occupational therapy consultant (quarterly)
  • Physical therapy consultant (as required)
  • Fine motor activities for early writing skills

For more information, about programs or registration, call:

Beverly Dan
Manager of Childcare Services
604.894.6115
Email: Beverly.Dan@lilwat.ca


Finance

The Finance Department provides financial services and financial planning support for the Líl̓wat Nation’s programs and services.

The Housing Department offers two different types of rentals: CMHC housing and nation-owned housing. The department also offers support services for people living in rental housing.

CMHC s.95 Social Housing
CHMC s.95 housing refers to homes built under a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation program that assists in the construction, purchase and rehabilitation, and administration of suitable, adequate and affordable rental housing on reserve.

Individual Loan S.10 Housing
Individual Loan S.10 Housing refers to applicants borrowing to build, buy or renovate a home through a bank or lender program.

Band Housing Rentals
Band housing rentals refers to homes that are owned by the band.

Home Insurance Support
The Housing Department can assist with home insurance costs for tenants. In some instances, this program may be extended to homeowners.

The property maintenance services listed below are provided free of charge to people renting their homes. The specific responsibilities of tenants and Líl̓wat Nation are outlined in the document, Roles and Responsibilities for Housing Maintenance and Repair.

  • Major and minor repairs
  • Renovations
  • Plumbing
  • Hot water tank replacement
  • Major appliance replacement
  • Electrical

All of the above services are also available to property owners for a fee.

Not sue what is your responsibilities are? Here they are:

Roles and Responsibilities for Housing Maintenance and Repair

The Housing Department accepts and supports community members’ housing applications, maintains a housing list and works with the Capital Projects Department to apply for CMHC funding for new housing.

Fill out or print out the Líl̓wat Nation Application for Housing

Property Maintenance Services

The property maintenance services listed below are provided free of charge to people renting their homes. The specific responsibilities of tenants and Líl̓wat Nation are outlined in the document, Roles and Responsibilities for Housing Maintenance and Repair.

  • Major and minor repairs
  • Renovations
  • Plumbing
  • Hot water tank replacement
  • Major appliance replacement
  • Electrical

All of the above services are also available to property owners for a fee.

Not sue what is your responsibilities are? Here they are:

Roles and Responsibilities for Housing Maintenance and Repair

 

For more information call:

Finance Services
Phone: 604-894-6115 ext. 2449
Email: Finance@lilwat.ca


Housing

The Housing Department manages rental agreements and provides tenants (and sometimes homeowners) with home insurance. Líl̓wat Nation citizens can also arrange home repairs through the Housing Department.

The Housing Department networks and interacts with the Public Works and Infrastructure Department. As part of its work, the Housing Department also manages and oversees funding, grant applications, and rental agreements. The department also addresses tenant complaints.

 

For more information call:

Gayle Andrews
Housing Coordinator
Phone: 604-894-6115
Fax: 604-894-6841
Cell: 604-966-4592
Email: Gayle.Andrews@lilwat.ca

Community members can make payments on their accounts or their Rent, Home Insurance, Daycare, Service Fees, or Internet Services at the Front Desk of the Úll̓us Community Complex using the following methods:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
Counselling services are available to community members facing financial uncertainties, or who would like to be in Good Financial Standing with the Líl̓wat Nation.
Finance assists community members with the preparation and filing of income tax returns. The program runs annually in the last three weeks of April.
Community members who are Scotiabank customers can make payments on-line by adding Mount Currie Band and Líl̓wat Retail Operations to their lists of payees.

To do so, community members can:

  1. Go to the Scotiabank website at www.scotiabank.com
  2. Type in your account number
  3. Go to Bill Payments
  4. Click on Add Payee
  5. Add Payee
  6. For Rent, Home Insurance, Service Fees and Daycare Fees please type in “Mount Currie Band.”
  7. For Líl̓wat Retail Internet Service Fees please type in “Líl̓wat.”
  8. Enter Customer number from Líl̓wat Nation or Líl̓wat Retail Operations statement.
    (Customer number is general the fist three letters of a person’s last name, followed by the first three letters of a person’s first name.)
Finance processes and distributes of Patient Travel, Living Allowance and Social Assistance cheques. These cheques are available for pick up at the Úll̓us Front Desk.

Public Works

Public Works works to ensure that the community has solid, reliable infrastructure. 

To report an infrastructure issue, call Calvin Jameson at : 604-894-6115 ext. 2257. Public Works will ensure that the appropriate person addresses the problem promptly.

This Public Works Program focuses on addressing repairs, including plumbing services to address the health and safety needs of those living in Band-owned homes. To contact the Home Renovation Program to help with a housing safety issue, click here.

 

For more information call:

Calvin Jameson
Superintendent of Public Works
Phone: 604-894-6115 ext. 2257
Email: Calvin.Jameson@lilwat.ca


Recreation

Most recreational programs operate out of Úll̓us Community Complex while others use the new fields across from the community complex and at Xeťólacw Community School. The Recreation Department encourages members’ suggestions regarding new classes and programs.

Sports Programs
The Recreation Department’s youth sports programs include gymnastics, dance, floor hockey, softball, indoor soccer and basketball at Úll̓us Community Complex. There are also opportunities for free play in the gym a few evenings a week.

Sport Clinics
Líl̓wat Recreation offers a variety of sports clinics taught by certified instructors. Currently, clinics are offers for soccer, softball, basketball and lacrosse.

Classes
Throughout the year, Recreation offers gymnastics and morning yoga classes. Suggestions for other classes are always welcome.

Summer Day Camp
During the summer, Líl̓wat Recreation offers a day-camp program for children aged eight to 14 years old. Day camp activities include swimming, hiking, horseback riding and canoeing as well as trips to amusement parks and movie theaters.

Cultural events
During the summer months, camping and hiking trips on our territory are available to Líl̓wat youth. Traditional Líl̓wat crafting classes, teaching snowshoe making and drum-making, are also available.

Adults can take advantage of a number of sports programs that operate out of the Úll̓us Community Complex gym including:

  • Men’s floor hockey
  • Men’s basketball
  • Co-ed volleyball
  • Women’s floor hockey
  • Dance classes
  • Well-equipped workout room available by drop-in every weeknight.

Participants in adult programs are charged a $3 drop-in fee, with a money-saving punch card option also available.

Holiday Events
The Recreation Department likes to use special holidays as an opportunity to bring the community together. For New Year’s Eve, Family Day, Easter, National Aboriginal Day, Halloween and Christmas celebrations, the department plans a variety of activities that include: meals, crafts, games, drumming with chances to win great prizes.

Check The Recreation Calendar
To find out when activities are taking place, please check the Recreation Calendar available at the Recreation office at Úll̓us.

Some programs and activities have limited capacity, so the Recreation Department asks that community members register in advance to ensure their space.
To book a playing field, please contact the Recreation Department at 604-894-6115.

 

For more information call:

Alphonse Wallace
Recreation Coordinator
Phone: 604-894-6115
Email: Alphonse.Wallace@lilwat.ca


Social Development

The Social Development Department oversees four separate departments that work together to make wellness — emotional, spiritual, mental and physical — a shared priority. We advocate for families. champion recreation, promote the Lil̓wat7u̓l culture and most importantly, we strive to improve the quality of life for every citizen of the Líl̓wat Nation

Líl̓wat Wellness provides three levels of Active Parenting Programs for parents with children ages one to four, five to 12 and 13 and older. These programs help parents navigate child-rearing challenges and meet their children’s developmental milestones. As well, Líl̓wat Wellness regularly holds workshops for couples and individuals aiming to improve communication.

Sport Clinics
Líl̓wat Recreation offers a variety of sports clinics taught by certified instructors. Currently, clinics are offers for soccer, softball, basketball and lacrosse.

The Lil̓wat7ul Culture Centre is integral to the development, promotion and understanding of traditional and modern Líl̓wat Values. The centre, located in Ts̓zil Learning Centre at 125 Lake Road, features arts and crafts displays and provides cultural training workshops and classes. As well, the centre works in the area of Ucwalmícwts language preservation and community cultural education.
The Membership Department deals with all issues regarding status, including Status cards, transfers into and out of the Líl̓wat Nation, and provides election and referendum training.
The Social Development Department focuses on advocacy and delivering programs and services to community members facing social challenges. These services include:

  • Budget Basics workshops
  • Family Preservation support
  • Child Welfare support
  • Court support services
  • Counselling services
  • Social Assistance
Social Development sponsors programs that address the social needs of youth and elders. Among the department’s initiatives are the breakfast and lunch programs for Úll̓us Childcare Centre and Xet̓ólacw Community School.

 

For more information call:

Debbie Alendal
Director of Community Social Services
Phone: 604-894-6115 Ext. 2267
Email: Debbie.Alendal@lilwat.ca


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