Carrier Sekani Family Services supports decision to transfer programs

“We applaud CNC for concentrating on its education mandate and preparing a diverse work force for the Burns Lake region.”

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) says it is supportive of the decision of the board of directors of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) to shift the focus of the college from direct service delivery back to education.

“The plan to enable agencies best positioned to focus on direct service delivery means enhanced service; not a reduction as has been suggested in some community meetings,” said Warner Adam, CEO of Carrier Sekani Family Services.

“We applaud CNC for concentrating on its education mandate and preparing a diverse work force for the Burns Lake region,” he added.

According to Adam, CSFS does not run cost recovery programs.

“We maximize funding to direct service delivery, and already have established programs running in Vanderhoof that can be replicated in Burns Lake.”

Carrier Sekani Family Services also points out that the “hub model” at the Lakes District campus – which took over 25 years to develop is regarded as one of the college’s most successful operations – might not be as effective.

“There are philosophical differences in the manner organizations believe services should be provided,” says a CSFS press release. “CSFS believes in order to improve access services should be delivered where people reside rather than a hub that people must travel to.”

“A lot of the people who need these services the most live in poverty and having services where they are and provided by community people is most effective,” said Lake Babine Nation Chief Wilf Adam.

Carrier Sekani Family Services also says that with the fear of services being lost, there has been “misinformation that tries to portray early childhood development services as disappearing.”

According to CSFS, the ministry of children and family development (MCFD) is seeking proposals from proponents to develop and deliver early intervention services/school-aged therapy within the entire Nechako Lakes area.

“Carrier Sekani Family Services has for some time recognized the need for increased early childhood development services and has repeatedly approached MCFD about providing such needed services to the communities in the Burns Lake area,” says the press release.


Just Posted

Two Burns Lake candidates pull out of election

Four candidates will now be aclaimed as councillors

An unexpected sight south of Burns Lake

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Burns Lake residents honour Jessica Patrick

The 18-year-old Lake Babine Nation member from Smithers has recently lost her life

Area restrictions rescinded in northwest B.C.

The orders will be rescinded Sept. 19 at noon

Burns Lake participates in the 55+ Games

This year’s 55+ BC Games (previously the BC Seniors Games) had 16… Continue reading

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

Most Read