About Us

Hulitan Family & Community Services Society

Hulitan has provided social services to Aboriginal children, youth, and families for over 17 years.


Our Beginnings

about us bear iconIn February 2010 HFCSS (Hulitan Family and Community Services Society) was incorporated and in April of 2010, after many years of service, separated from M'akola Group of Societies, the umbrella organization to Hulitan Social Services Society. The separation process was planned and developed over a period of three years in order to ensure a smooth and sustainable transition for the new Society. April 1, 2011 marked the first anniversary of HFCSS and 12 months of service to the Aboriginal community.


Our Mission & Values

about us frog iconThe purpose of Hulitan Family and Community Services Society is to provide social and emotional support to Aboriginal children, Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal families living in the Capital Regional District while ensuring families and youth have access to culturally appropriate programs and services regardless of financial ability.

Our Cultural Perspective

about us sun iconHulitan is committed to providing culturally sensitive and aware programming and services to the Aboriginal community. We are aware that the urban communities are comprised of many different Nations, therefore we respect and value the traditional teachings of all Aboriginal people.

Our Goals

about us totem icon • To ensure Aboriginal children, youth and families are connected to their culture.
• To ensure Aboriginal children and youth remain and/or are returned to a safe and healthy environment.
• To provide individual, family and group support to urban Aboriginal children, youth and families.
• To promote cultural awareness and foster a positive cultural identity.
• To provide appropriate community and service referrals.
• To provide skills and knowledge to aid in improving the lives of urban Aboriginal people and communities.

Funding

about us wolf iconHulitan's programs are primarily funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Hulitan also receives funding from the Victoria Foundation, and Success by Six as well as in kind contributions from the Victoria School District 61 and the Sooke School District 62.

Community Involvement

about us beaver icon • Participated in Surrounded By Cedar's Back to School picnic eight staff members volunteered for the day.
• Attended the Welcoming Ceremony hosted by Surrounded by Cedar at the Songhees Big House. The purpose of the event was to acknowledge the children whom were transferred from MCFD to SCCFS guardianship workers.
• Attended Pit Cook at Camosun College.
• Participated in 2010 SITI conference at the Queenswood.



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Accreditation

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Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Hulitan has recieved our second 3 years accreditation and will resurvey in 2015.



Annual & Financial Reports

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Community Partners


• Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services

• NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services

• School District 62, Aboriginal Education

• Vancouver Island Health Authority

• Victoria Foundation

• M'akola Group of Societies

• Camosun College

• George Jay Elementary, School District 61

•Victoria Native Friendship Center

• Metis Community Services



Our Governance

Hulitan Family and Community Services Society is governed by a Board of Directors.The Board of Directors is made up of Aboriginalvolunteers who represent the Victoria community and who hold our holistic vision.

Hultan Board Members include:

Kathleen King-Hunt

Marvin Underwood

Carl Mason

Kolette Cristante

Tanya Clarmont


Cheryl Aro

Cara Barter