Family Development

GGC is a flow through for a number of program dollars from AANDC to Gitanyow, Gitanmaax, Glen Vowell and Kispiox for these programs called 'targeted programs' as the funds are made for specifical targets and unfortunately, limited funds.

National Child Benefits Reinvestment (NCBR)

Each community submits a proposal to AANDC for targeted program dollars: each community receives different levels of funding (depends on number of low income children and families). Activites are to help reduce poverty and increase success in employment or training. At this time the number of families with children living at the lowest level of income is quite high and varies between each community. According to AANDC this program may be changing to have a stronger employment focus in the next few years!

Activities include:

  • Child nutrition (largest budget): "To provide food hampers and or meal programs"
  1. hot lunch programs usually offered through the local elementary schools and meal tickets purchased for high schools students (all bands)
  2. Christmas hampers or gift cards in partnership with local food producers (all bands)
  3. Community kitchen (just one community)
  • Cultural Enrichment:
  1. cultural teachings i.e. Anspayaxw Rediscovery Camp (Kispiox Only): workshops and craft making
  • Support for Parents:
  1. Drop in center (all communities) supporting healthy fun activities for families and youth

Family Violence Prevention Project (very limited budget):

Family violence prevention projects are mostly a primary prevention project directed at the general population with the goal of stopping the occurence/activity/behaviour before it starts. For example, community education and awarenss outreach.

Activities include:

  1. family fun nights (two communities)
  2. circle time and supporting families in crisis

Canadian Provincial Health Officer's Report 2011 highlights a number of health concerns and successes of youth and young adults. One section of the long report is called, Building Healthy Relationships has much good information for communities to consider in promoting healthy relationships, safety and school successes.

The First Nations Summit also released a Press Release January 12 2015 regarding the Missing Women's Inquiry. Please follow the link down the page to the Jan 12, 2015 link to the document.


TESI: Training and Employment Support Initiative

  • adult basic education
  • employment supports
  • life management programs
  • stay in school
  • job readiness or short term training sessions like first aid, WHIMIS etc. 

A back to work action plan and or a letter from employer are required for each application. Focus is with young persons 25 and under who must on income assistance to receive support.


For more information regarding these community based programs please call your local Band office! Please note that not all services are provided by each community as each community focuses on different needs.

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