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


Manager of Wellness Programs & Services   Erin McQuaig 148

Wellness Driver


JimBob Titus

(867) 993-3568

Wellness Receptionist


Kelly Vittrekwa


Cancer Pathways Coordinator


Deena Titus


Child & Youth Services Supervisor


Adonika Clark


Children’s Programs Coordinator


Brittany Bauer


Youth Programs Coordinator


Sophie Noel


Community Health Representative


Anezka Hampl 


Community Outreach Support Worker




Elders Support Worker


Sandra DeBastien


Family Counsellor


Blackbird L'Hirondelle


In-Home Family Worker


Jennifer Klemm


Family Wellness Coordinator


Angela VanNostrand


Home & Community Care Coordinator


Dolores Scheffen


Indigenous Court Worker


Lorraine Granston


Justice Coordinator


Brenda Warren


Social Assistance Administrator


Georgina Taylor


Men's Shelter Coordinator


Sean Schmidt


Derrick Hastings


TH Farm Manager

(867) 993-3916