Wellness

Overview

Health and wellness are an important part of our spirit. The TH Wellness Department uses a traditional approach to help our citizens. We focus on all parts of the person: the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. We offer many different programs for citizens of all ages aimed at empowerment and healthy living. These include:

Elders Program

Elders are defined as Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens aged 55 or older. Elders' Support strives to provide as much assistance to Elders as possible, from offering activities and planning events to helping navigate bureaucracy. Learn more about our Elders' Program.

 

Youth Program

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre (THYC) exists to encourage healthy living and provide opportunities for positive youth development. The centre is the only facility available to youth ages 12-18 in Dawson and is open to all youth in the critical after-school period and evenings Mondays to Saturdays.

The THYC provides daily organized and drop-in programming to more than 84 registered youth. Our strategic vision is to create a safe and supportive environment that allows youth to explore and participate in issues of governance, education, employment, and wellness. Learn more about our Youth Program.

Visit the TH Youth Centre Facebook page

 

Family Wellness Program

The Family Wellness Program was created to provide direct home-based support services and supportive counselling to families and citizens in the TH community. The Family Wellness Team assistd families to identify and draw upon available services, resources, and support systems with the aim of maintaining a strong, safe, and integrated family unit. The team also works to ensure children, youth, and families understand their individual rights and responsibilities so that families are empowered to make the best decisions regarding their particular situation. Learn more about our Family Wellness Program

Visit the Family Wellness Facebook page

 

Medical Assistance and Homecare

Services from this department include financial support for health- and wellness-related expenses, home care, Meals on Wheels, and TH driver services.  Learn more about Medical Assistance and Homecare.

 

Counselling Program

The TH counsellor offers free counselling to TH families as well as other Indigenous families.  Learn more about our Counselling Program.

 

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm

TH Farm is a teaching farm located at Km 699.2 of the North Klondike Highway. The farm is focused on sustainable agriculture and teaching sustainable farming to TH citizens. Eggs, meat, and produce raised at the farm are available for purchase in local markets, or directly through the farm.

 Visit the TH Farm Facebook page

 

Wellness contacts

Visit the Chief John Jonas Wellness Centre Facebook page

 

For most numbers, call us long distance at 1-844-993-7100 (or local at (867) 993-7100) plus extension number:

Director of Wellness

 

Allison Kormendy

129

Manager of Wellness Programs & Services   Erin McQuaig 148

Wellness Driver

 

JimBob Titus

(867) 993-3568

Wellness Receptionist

 

Kelly Vittrekwa

164

Cancer Pathways Coordinator

 

Deena Titus

241

Child & Youth Services Supervisor

 

Adonika Clark

182

Children’s Programs Coordinator

 

Brittany Bauer

149

Youth Programs Coordinator

 

Sophie Noel

 169

Community Health Representative

 

Anezka Hampl 

150

Community Outreach Support Worker

 

Vacant

165

Elders Support Worker

 

Sandra DeBastien

151

Family Counsellor

 

Blackbird L'Hirondelle

257

In-Home Family Worker

 

Jennifer Klemm

 255

Family Wellness Coordinator

 

Angela VanNostrand

184

Home & Community Care Coordinator

 

Dolores Scheffen

155

Indigenous Court Worker

 

Lorraine Granston

252

Justice Coordinator

 

Brenda Warren

 167

Social Assistance Administrator

 

Georgina Taylor

166

Men's Shelter Coordinator

 

Sean Schmidt

225

Derrick Hastings

 

TH Farm Manager

(867) 993-3916