Lillooet Resources

Lillooet, B.C.

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The Lillooet population includes three large bands of the St’at’imc or Lillooet Nation.  It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in North American.  The St’at’imc reserves are on three sides of  the town.  There are three large reserves within 20 miles (32 km).

 

Lillooet is important  in native history and culture.  It is one of the main population centres of the St’at’imc (Lillooet Nation), and today it is one of the southernmost communities in North America where indigenous people form the majority. More than half of the people in Lillooet and area are St’at’imc.

 

 

Stl’atl’imx Nation

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Bridge River Indian Band – Xwisten

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250-256-7423
www.xwisten.ca

 

 

 

Cayoose Creek Band

250-256-4136

 

 

Pavilion Indian Band – Ts’kw’aylaxw

250-256-4204

 

 

T’it’q’et First Nation

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250-256-4118

 

 

 

Xaxl’ip

250-256-4800

 

 

 

Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nations

PO Box 2200, 35100 Hwy 99 North

Phone:  250-256-4204

Toll-Free:  1-800-669-1955

Email:  reception@tskwaylaxw.com

www.tskwaylaxw.com

Lillooet, BC VOK 1VO

 

 

Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent

www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/programs/MAI

 

 

Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy

www.aboriginalhr.ca/files/file/programs/MAI/Module%20One%20Tip%20Sheet_pdf.pdf

 

 

As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada

www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/resources/getstarted/cultures

 

 

Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture

www.aboriginalhr.ca/en/resources/getstarted/cultures

 

 

Education

 

School District #74, Gold Trail

 

District Office Toll-Free Number:  1-855-453-9101

 

Cayoosh Elementary School

 

351-6th Avenue, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Phone: (250) 256-4212

Fax: (250) 256-7953

Principal:  Mrs. Deborah Ralston

dralston@gw.sd74.bc.ca

 

 

 

George M. Murray Elementary

 

281 Hollywood Crescent, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Phone: 250-256-7543

Fax: 250-256-4765

 

 

Lillooet Learning Centre

 

76 – 5th Avenue, PO Box 40, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Phone: (250) 256-7441 Ext 210

Fax: (250) 256-4275

Principal:  Ms. Patricia Teskey

pteskey@gw.sd74.bc.ca

 

 

Lillooet Secondary School

 

920 Columbia, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Ph: (250) 256-4274

Fax: (250) 256-4275

Principal:  Ms. Patricia Teskey

pteskey@gw.sd74.bc.ca

 

 

Continuing Education for Adults in Lillooet & Lytton

 

The TRU Lillooet Training and Education Centre is located at the Old Mill Plaza, #10- 155 Main Street. The Lillooet Centre offers the Lillooet region an excellent educational environment with a classroom capacity for twenty students, computer lab (15 computers) and conference room for ten to twelve people.

Courses and Registration

 

 

The Centre offers courses in:

 

Business and Office Skills,

Computers,

First Aid,

Personal Development,

Tourism and

Trades and Technology.

 

The MicroComputers in Business Certificate helps students to become proficient in the computer skills needed to work in an office environment. A wide range of courses are offered in Health and Safety:

 

CPR,

OFA Level 1-3,

Foodsafe, and

WHMIS.

 

In our Personal Development area, we offer general interest courses. Lillooet has expanded its programming to allow students to stay at home while continuing their education. Programming includes:

 

  • academic programs,

 

  • certificates,

 

  • trades programs,

 

  • preparation to industry programs, and

 

  • first-year university degree courses.

 

TRU can provide individuals, businesses and agenices agency with courses, programs or workshops that are individualized for specific needs. The coordinator is available to assist at your site and customize programs to meet specific requirements. Test supervision can be arranged with notice and for a fee.

 

Jane Bryson, Coordinator

Phone (250) 256-4296

Fax (250) 256-4278

Email jbryson@tru.ca

Address: Old Mill Plaza, #10-155 Main Street (located in the courtyard)

P. O. Box 339, Lillooet, BC VOK 1V0

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday

10 am – 2 pm

 

 

PAL (Partner Assisted Learning)

 

PAL is a community partnership program that provides free one-to-one adult literacy tutoring. PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level.  They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges.  All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

 

Contact:  Toby Mueller, ybotty@gmail.com

 

Lillooet Public Library

 

930 Main Street, Lillooet

250-256-7944

http:lilllooet.bclibrary.ca

 

 

Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

 

951 Murray Street, Lillooet

250-256-4233

 

 

Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)

 

Phone: 250-371-4140

Fax: 250-371-4120

801 McGill Road, Kamloops

Email: kids@kamloops.net

www.idpofbc.ca

 

This program is for children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It is free of charge and completely confidential.

 

 

La Leche League Canada

 

Phone: 250-573-5671Kamloops, BC

Email: lll_kamloops@yahoo.ca

www.lllc.ca

Kamloops Group Meetings: the last Thursday or Friday of the month.

The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (group leader) at the above phone number and email address.

 

 

Youth Against Violence Line

 

This is a 24-hour help line.  You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential.  You can report crimes and violence, and get help.  Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.  This service is available in 130 languages.

 

Phone: 1-800-680-4264;

 

Text: 604-836-6381

 

24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential

 

Email: info@youthagainstviolenceline.com

 

Website: www.youthagainstviolenceline.ca

 

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District of Lillooet

 

Lillooet Municipal Hall

615 Main Street, PO Box 610, Lillooet, BC

(250) 256-4289

Email: cityhall@lillooetbc.ca

Website: www.lillooetbc.com

 

 

Lillooet Chamber of Commerce

 

PO Box 650, Lillooet B.C. Canada V0K 1V0

Tel 250-256-357

Email:  info@lillooetchamberofcommerce.com

Website: www.lillooetchamberofcommerce.com

 

 

Employment Service Centre

Open Door Social Services Society

639B Main Street, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

1-866-377-3670 Fax: TBA

Email: info@opendoorgroup.org

Website: www.opendoorgroup.org

 

 

Invest in Lillooet

 

Lillooet serves an area population of 5,000.  The community plan has outlying areas for potential industrial and residential development:  500 hectares at the airport and more than 80 hectares in other locations. Over 1200 hectares of farmland are available for viticulture as well as a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and forage crops.
Opportunities to develop a destination resort/golf course, an eco-lodge and adventure packages exist. There are openings in the retail trade and service sectors. The Lillooet area is rich in aboriginal culture and history and the local St’at’imc people are moving forward in cultural tourism initiatives.

The community has a secondary school, two elementary schools, a branch of Thompson Rivers University, a library, a hospital, medical clinic and dental clinic. Cell phone and high-speed internet service are available.
The Economic Development Office promotes business development in Lillooet by attracting new business, supporting businesses in their expansion or relocation and providing information on Lillooet’s economic and business climate.

 

 

Wine Industry in Lillooet

 

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                                                                                                     Photo:  www.agf.gov.bc.ca

The British Columbia Grapegrowers’ Association has been involved for several years in a number of test vineyards in the Lillooet-Lytton area. Click on the following links:

• 2011 Progress Report
• Summary Report 2007 – 2011
• Solar Radiation Mapping for Lillooet and Lytton

For more information, read the District of Lillooet website at www.lillooetbc.ca or contact:

Mr. Jerry Sucharyna, Economic Development Officer

615 Main Street, Lillooet

Phone: 250.256.4289

Fax: 250.256.4288

Email: jsucharyna@lillooetbc.ca

Real Estate Companies:

 

REMAX

909 Main St., Lillooet

Office Phone: 250-256-7166

Chris Graham, Realtor, Managing Broker; Cell: 250-256-1537

 

Mark Rawson, Realtor, Associate Broker

Cell: 250-256-1898

www.remaxlillooet.com

 

 

ROYAL LEPAGE

600 Block Main St. Lillooet

Office Phone: 250-256-0030

Bailey Stone, Realtor, Managing Broker; Cell: 250-256-9085

 

 

Corinne McDonald, Realtor, Associate Broker

Cell: 250-256-9185

www.lillooetrealestatesales.com

 

 

 

Business Resources

 

District of Lillooet

Lillooet Municipal Hall, 615 Main Street, PO Box 610, Lillooet, BC

(250) 256-4289

Email: cityhall@lillooetbc.ca

Website: www.lillooetbc.com

 

 

Lillooet Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 650, Lillooet B.C. V0K 1V0

Tel 250-256-357

Email:

info@lillooetchamberofcommerce.com

Website:

www.lillooetchamberofcommerce.com

 

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Canadian citizenship site:  www.cic.gc.ca

Canadian citizenship information:  www.mavis.ca

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