Indigenous Family Enhancement

The Indigenous Family Enhancement Program is intended for Indigenous children, youth, and families living in Cranbrook and surrounding areas. The programming we provide is individual, family, and community-centred, and completely voluntary.

Indigenous Family Enhancement provides the following programs:

  • Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Services
  • Group Programming
  • Youth Justice Support
  • Cultural Activities

We prioritize maintaining and promoting Indigenous children and youth’s relationships with Family, Community and Territory while valuing and promoting culture, community, language and territory. This is accomplished through the delivery of numerous community-based and culturally rooted programs which are informed by the individuals we are privileged to serve.

Family enhancement services are on a voluntary basis to support children, youth and families health, well-being, and cultural continuity, as well as their connections to their families and communities.

Groups & Programs

Family Skate Program

Join us Friday afternoons for our Family Skate and Pizza Program from 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm! All ages are welcome, and we require that parents/caregivers are in attendance with their children and/or youth. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 19, and rentals are available free of charge.

Movement Mondays

Join us for laps around Western Financial Place! We meet every Monday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Cranbrook Western Financial Place. When we finish our laps, we meet in the WFP meeting room for refreshments, snacks, and wellness check-in. We bring in special guests once a month to share information on a broad range of participant-chosen topics.

Youth and Family Arts Program

Come see what your hidden talents are or explore other areas to master. We host a monthly art program where families can get together to learn different art techniques from registered instructors through the Cranbrook Arts Council. Please register in advance with

Hockey Skills Program

Join us on Wednesdays for our Hockey Skills Program! Children and youth can participate in this weekly program to provide eligible Indigenous children and youth with hockey fundamentals to prepare them for team hockey. Participants must have skills in skating to attend. Certified hockey coaches facilitate the program, running from 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm at Western Financial Place.

Youth Justice

Youth Justice provides support to youth in the justice system and partnership with youth probation. Helping to sustain restorative processes in our community by promoting healing, increased accountability and community connection.

The youth justice program also provides Intensive Support and Supervision (ISSP) as directed by the courts. The program assists youth in serving their sentence in the community while making positive changes and improving behaviour through life skills, connection to counselling, cultural activities, mentoring, and connection for holistic well-being.

Ktunaxa Kinbasket Justice Services works with youth who need legal assistance. These services include:

  • Supervise the Intensive Support and Supervision Program with youth
  • Assist with problems with the law or understanding the law
  • Support persons to fill out legal documents or forms
  • Serve Court documents to appropriate parties
  • Facilitate the Restorative Justice Program
  • Supervise the Community Work Program for youth

The service is based at the KKCFSS ʔaq̓am Office (St. Mary’s/Cranbrook) and provides outreach support throughout the East Kootenays.