TLAFC Programs for Adults
Our ABE program provides Adult Aboriginal Learners with an alternative to attending the ABE program offered at Vancouver Island University with the same accreditation. Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript detailing completed courses and corresponding marks. This program offers Aboriginal students the opportunity to complete academic courses while participating in traditional cultural practices and workshops. For more information on ABE or GED, contact 250-753-8291.
The Career and Employment Training Program at Tillicum Lelum provides a variety of services for those who are seeking employment or wish to upgrade their job skills. Our Employment Counsellors can offer help with writing resumes and cover letters, interpreting labour market information, provide access to fax machines, the internet, phones and photocopying. Career related workshops are also offered on a variety of topics. For more information, please contact 250-753-8291 or 250-753-6578.
Creating Healthy Families is a drop-in parenting program for parents with children aged 0-6 years. The goal of this program is to support families in nurturing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of their children. Families are encouraged to participate in group activities and weekly topics vary. Call 250-753-6578 for further information.
Tillicum Lelum will cater and deliver cross-cultural sensitivity/awareness training workshops to businesses and organizations in the community as requested. These workshops are tailored to the needs of the organization and can include colonization, impacts of residential schools, and current realities. Phone 250-753-4417 for further information.
The Family Support and Social Worker Program works with urban Aboriginal families. We provide counselling, advocacy, information and referrals to build a holistic support network. We also offer supervised visits to families through outside service referral. This program facilitates parenting and support groups, offering encouragement to families who wish to connect with their cultural heritage and traditions. For further information about this service please call 250-753-6578.
The Housing Navigator provides advocacy, case management, benefit establishment, linkages to services, linkages to stable housing and all other supportive services for urban Aboriginal families and street entrenched homeless; those at-risk of homelessness; and those with a history of living in substandard housing. The Housing Navigator will provide individualized support by helping clients develop a plan to address barriers in maintaining and sustaining permanent housing. For more information please call 250-753-6578.
This program is for adult male survivors of sexual abuse, historical trauma, and the impacts of Residential School. We offer a closed support group and individual counselling. Cultural healing traditions are often incorporated. Pre-registration for the group is required. Please contact 250-753-8291 for more information.