About Us

Our Goals

Deliver community-based, culturally appropriate child and family programs to the ʔEsdilagh, Xeni Gwet’in, Tsideldel, Yunesit’in, Tl’esqox and Ulkatchot’en.
Deliver services from a prevention support and intervention orientation.
Provide services with a view of keeping families together.
Promote and facilitate healing.
Promote and facilitate the holistic renewal and growth of the Tsilhqot’in and Ulkatchot’en Culture and Tradition and create a safe entry point for healing.

Our Philosophy

Denisiqi Services Society is based on the philosophy of families helping each other within the community. We as Aboriginal people are responsible for our future, and that means it is important for our children to have a safe, caring, and loving environment.

Our Purpose

To sustain, support and enhance family and community life, thereby maintaining children in their own home, or when necessary, seeking custom care families to care for the children.

Supported Communities

Tlesqox First Nations

(Toosey)
Tl'esqox or Toosey Indian Band is located 50 km west of Williams Lake on Highway 20 and as of September 2017 has 347 registered members. It covers 2582 hectares and includes 4 reserves; they are Baptiste Meadow 2, Toosey 1, Toosey 1A and Toosey 3. The band is part of the Tsilhqot'in language group.

Toosey is unique in that it is members with 2 Tribal Councils; The Tsilhqot'in National Government (TNG) and the Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council (CCTC).

One of the most beautiful spots in the Tl'esqox area is Farwell Canyon. It is well worth the trip to see this beautiful creation of nature. Farwell Canyon is also home to BC largest sand dunes.

Tsideldel First Nations

(Redstone)
The Alexis Creek First Nation (Redstone) is a Band of Tsilhqot'in People situated at the Tsideldel Community. Tsideldel Community is located in the Cariboo Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) Central Interior District of B.C., Canada. The most populated is on Indian Reserve Flat No. 1 which is surrounded by other Indian Reserves like Redbrush, Puntzi Lake, and various meadow homesteads. An estimated 350 band members reside within the TsidDeldel Community and 340 band members reside off reserve. Currently, the reserve has a band office, health clinic, community culture center, and a federal school. There is also the Redstone Gas Bar just off of Highway 20 on the main reserve area. Attractions include the annual guided hunting camps, and frequent traditional hunting and fishing. The Alexis Creek First Nation is also affiliated in various business ventures like co-owning TsidDeldel Logging Industries, Crazy Horse Energy Drink, Eniyud Community Forests, and River West Forest Products.
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Ulkatcho First Nations

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Xeni Gwet'in First Nations

(Nemiah)
Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah) is located 197 km west of Williams Lake and as of September 2017 has 440 registered members. It covers 1383 hectares; and services eight reserves. The band is part of the Tsilhqot’in linguistic group.

Xeni Gwet’in is truly a jewel in the heart of Chilcotin and sits on the banks of pristine Chilko Lake.

?Esdilagh First Nations

Alexandria
ʔEsdilagh (Alexandria) is located 110 km north of Williams Lake and as of September 2017 has 224 registered members. It covers 1142 hectares; and services thirteen reserves. The band is part of the Tsilhqot’in linguistic group.

ʔEsdilagh sits on the banks of the mighty Fraser River.

Yunesit'in First Nations

(Stone)
Yunesit’in (Stone) is located 103 km west of Williams Lake and as of May 2016 has 465 registered members. It covers 2146 hectares; and services five reserves. The band is part of the Tsilhqot’in linguistic group.
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Our Team

Executive

Christa Smith
Executive Director

Ext. 226
EMAIL CHRISTA
Dallas Harry
Executive Director Assistant
Ext. 247
EMAIL DALLAS
Paula Salter
Program Manager & Community Relations
Ext. 230
EMAIL PAULA
Elaine Yablonski
Office/Finance Manager
Ext. 243
EMAIL ELAINE
Trinity Ratcliff
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 221
EMAIL TRINITY

Delegated Social Work

Storme Sandy
Delegated Services Manager
Ext. 258
EMAIL STORME
Jennifer May
Social Worker

Ext. 259
EMAIL JENNIFER
Jeanette Nelitz
Social Worker

Ext. 246
EMAIL JEANETTE
Bobbie-Jo Macnair
Social Worker
Ext. 244
EMAIL BOBBIE-JO
Crystal McDermott
Social Worker
Ext. TBA
EMAIL TBA
Chelsea Canuel
Social Worker Assistant
Ext. TBA
EMAIL CHELSEA
Florence Doxtator
Aboriginal Family Group Conference
Ext. 223
EMAIL FLORENCE
Francy Elkins
DS Administrative Assistant
Ext. 227
EMAIL FRANCY
Yvonne Lowen
Family Support Worker – Ulkatcho
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EMAIL YVONNE

Family Care

Joan Charleyboy
Family Care Manager

Ext. 234
EMAIL JOAN

Early Years

Grace Cahoose
Early Childhood Development Outreach


Ext. 237
EMAIL GRACE
Charlotte Frank
Aboriginal Infant Development Program


Ext. 238
EMAIL CHARLOTTE
Candace LaFlamme
Aboriginal Supported Child Development


Ext. 240
EMAIL CANDACE
Jenny Quilt
Aboriginal Infant Development Program/Aboriginal Supported Child Development
Ext. 241
EMAIL JENNY

Outreach Team

Linda Bingham
Outreach Team Manager
Ext. 224
EMAIL LINDA
Tania Jeff 
Youth Outreach Worker

Ext. 229
EMAIL TANIA
Shianne Sulin
Youth Outreach Worker
Ext. 232
EMAIL SHIANNE
Angela Hare
Youth Outreach Worker
Ext. 261
EMAIL ANGELA

Wellness Team

Crystal Wells
Wellness Team Manager
TBA
EMAIL CRYSTAL
Rita Meldrum
Elder Outreach Worker

Ext. 231
EMAIL RITA
Bruce Baptiste
Restoring Balance Facilitator
Ext. 225
EMAIL BRUCE
Brandon Hare
Youth Outreach Worker

Ext. 239
EMAIL BRANDON

Clinical Team

Dr. Cindi Saj
Clinical Director


Ext. 263
EMAIL CINDI
Patti Boyd
Child & Youth Counselor
228
EMAIL PATTI
Michelle Francis
Child & Youth Counselor

Ext. 222
EMAIL MICHELLE
Carolyn Charleyboy
Child & Youth Counselor
Ext. 245
EMAIL CAROLYN
Carmen Mutschele
Child & Youth Counselor

Ext. 236
EMAIL CARMEN
Shannon Stump
Cultural Enrichment Worker

Ext. 242
EMAIL SHANNON

Board of Directors

Chief Francis Laceese
President
Tl’esqox
Chief Jimmy Lulua
Vice President
Xeni Gwet’in First Nation
Laurie Vaughn
Treasurer
Ulkatcho First Nation
Maryanne Boyd
Tsideldel
Agnes Haller
Yunesit’in Government
Norma-Jean Stump
ʔEsdilagh First Nations

Language and Culture

Denisiqi Services Society

Phone: (250) 392 6500
Toll Free: 1 (877) 251 6566
Prevention & Support Fax: (250) 392 6501
Delegated Services Fax: (250) 392-6510
Email: administration@denisiqi.org
240B North Mackenzie Avenue 
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N6
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