The Housing Department maintains all band-owned homes in the community, which includes rental units and social housing.
The Department also manages construction projects, collects rent, and provides support for people to get loans for renovations through the band and/or the Lax Kw’alaams Trust.
Reg Sampson, Director of Housing (250) 625-3293 Ext 237 [email protected]
Jennifer Reece, Housing Clerk (250) 625-3293 Ext 238 housing_c[email protected]
Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries Stewardship program is run through the Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries Department.
We conduct rigorous scientific research to monitor the condition and use of marine resources within the territory. Lax Kw’alaams representatives use information collected from this research in negotiations involving fishing rights or proposed industrial development.
Bill Shepert – Fisheries Manager [email protected]
Katherine Butts – Senior Biologist [email protected]
Jim Henry – Fisheries Technician [email protected]
Wade Helin – Fisheries Technician [email protected]
Devin Helin – Fisheries Technician [email protected]
John Latimer – GIS Technician [email protected]
Brandon Ryan – Lab Technician [email protected]
For more information on the Stewardship Program, call the Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries Lab at 250.627.8509.
Income Assistance Program
The overall goal of the Income Assistance Program is an improved quality of life through the reduction of poverty on-reserve, as well as improved participation in the workforce for participants of the program.
The Income Assistance program provides funding to assist eligible individuals and families who live on-reserve.
To determine eligibility, the Income Assistance program requires one picture ID and one non-picture ID as well as a copy of your notice of assessment for income tax.
Gwen Tait (250) 625-3293 Ext 233
Lax Kw’alaams Health Centre
The Health Clinic offers nurse, doctor, dental and other health-related services to members.
On staff, we have:
Home & Community Care
Assists members with household tasks they cannot do themselves while promoting client independence and community involvement.
Provides travel assistance to members of the community to meet health needs (e.g. visiting doctors, dentists, specialists).
Jo Ann Sankey, Patient Travel (250) 625-3397 Ext 2228 [email protected]
Offers health counseling, community workshops and events to members.
Leanne Alexcee, Substance Use / Mental Wellness Worker (250) 625-3491 Ext 2266 [email protected]
Lax Kw’alaams Health Centre
1602 Legiac Street
The Lax Kw’alaams Band has been part of Northwest Inter-nation Family and Community Services Society since 2001. NIFCS is an Aboriginal based agency that provides family support, guardianship and caregiver services to seven First Nations in the Northwest region of British Columbia.
The Lax Kw’alaams Recreation Centre offers a variety of programs including:
Recreation programs (special events, movie nights) and rentals (contact Brenda Moraes at 250.625.3448 or 250.625.2530)
The Membership Department serves Lax Kw’alaams Band members in matters relating to registration of births, marriages, deaths and legal name changes as well as the administration of status cards.
Hours of operation: 8:30am to 12:00pm.
New Online Application System
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) implemented a new online system. Members can now go online to register for Bill C-31 and Bill C-3, child registration, adult registration and baby registration. Visit the AANDC website for more information.
Karen Knott, Indian Registry Administrator (250) 625-3293 Ext 234 [email protected]
The Lax Kw’alaams Band Education Support Services Program provides:
Looking for Post-Secondary Funding?
Deadlines for post-secondary education funding:
Note: if the deadline falls on a holiday, or a day when the Band Office is closed, the deadline will be the next business day.
Deadline for short term funding: 10 working days prior to the course/program start date