Pathways to Empowerment and Support Program


The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Pathway to Empowerment Program (Pathways) assists individuals accessing financial support during times of need, by offering tailored case management to all citizens receiving income assistance.

Citizens receiving Income Support benefits are supported through key KDFN programs, services and other supports to achieve wellness and begin to regain their self-sufficiency, and where possible, facilitate a return to employment.

Citizens work with the Pathways Coordinator to develop a Pathway’s Plan that focuses on the physical, mental, social, education, career, emotional and/or spiritual aspects of their lives.  This plan initiates a ‘Circle of Care’ approach that may involve participants in culturally based programs, re-connection with community, continuing education, referral or other supports that identify and remove barriers to wellness and healing.