Social Development is a community enhancement platform that has 4 programs in place for the betterment of the community. We employ over 35 Alexander Band members with consistent and ongoing employment.
“Here we work for community enhancement and personal betterment
That’s what we do, here at Alexander First Nation Social Development
In order for our people to achieve financial, spiritual and emotional wealth
They have to have help their families, their kids and of course, themselves
Their own steps must be taken to have them up and going on their way
Then, and only than will all see those bright and beautiful sunny days”
Working as unified body for the highest good of all, being accountable and kind in a healthy trusting environment
Our Services / Programs Include:
Social Development - On Reserve SFI
Keehewkamik - Boys Home
Heart and Spirit House
Our on reserve mandate is to provide support & financial assistance to help clients develop skills for future employment.
The new program has been in place since July 2004. This program provides support to On-Reserve Community members, our focus is to enable access to skill development, training and employment opportunities.
Rates for assistance are according to category, family size, and family composition.
Intake process includes potential applicant completing and Employment Readiness Assessment Form
Social Development Staff
Director: Melvina Arcand
Manager: Pat Cardinal
Community Services Manager: Loiselle Arcand
Administrative Assistant: Cathy Arcand
Receptionist: Sheila Lafleche
On Reserve SFI: Marie Noyes
Financial Accountant: Pushpa Nath
Financial Assistant: Denise Lafleche
Supervisor Child Welfare: Mary Lou Johnston
CW Case Worker: Robyn Christenson
CW Case Worker: Sharon Starr
CW Case Worker: Donna Laguerre
CW Case Worker: Sally Jones
Children’s Support Worker: Tammy Arcand