Social Development Program


The O’Chiese First Nation believed in implementing culturally integrated programs and services for its members. Our mission is to promote and embrace effective programs and services to strengthen our culture and community.


The O’Chiese First Nation models good governance, empowers all citizens, sustains our culture and traditional territory, builds our capacity to citizens, sustains our culture and traditioinal territory, builds our capacity to operate effectively and leads our community in the future.

Social Development Strategic Priorities:

Early childhood Development, Child and Family Services, Mental Health and Addictions, Chronic Disease, Seniors and Elders. Persons with Disabilities, Poverty and Family Violence. Ensuring our Case Management has these resources with program partnerships in the community for our Clients.

Services Provided

Income Assistance:

  • Special Needs
  • Assisted Living Program
  • National Child Tax Program
    • Hot Lunch Program in conjunction with the O’Chiese First Nation School
    • Elders Liaison
    • Cultural Camp
    • Workshops
Positive Effects of Sustainable Employment:
  • Family Stability
  • Fiscal Stability
  • Enhanced Community Resource
  • Positive Role Modeling
  • Enhanced Personal Development
  • Inspiration to Younger Generation

Rita Gouda, Interim Social Development Manager

Tania Bremner, Transportation/Transitional Support Worker

Nadaline Beaverbones, ETE Employment Transition Support Intake Worker

Cynthia Yellowface, Family Supports Intake Worker

Kim Littlejohn, Community Food Bank Coordinator

Crystal Whitford, Kitchen and Food Bank Prep/Support

Social Development Office

Hours of operation:

9:00 am – 4:30pm


12:00 – 1:00 pm


Phone: 587-798-0430

Fax: 587-798-0859

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