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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 

Stó:lo Service Agency is observing September 30th as a Statutory Holiday. 


The Stó:lō Nation is the political amalgamation of eleven Stó:lō communities. The Stó:lō Service Agency (SSA) is the service delivery arm of Stó:lō Nation. SSA provides services to the Stó:lō and Aboriginal communities throughout S'olh Temexw.

S'olh Temexw is the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people.  According to our swxoxwiyam, we have lived here since time immemorial.  The Stó:lō traditional territory extends from Yale to Langley, BC. 

The SSA aims to ensure health and social well being within the Stó:lō community through services and programs in the areas of education, human resource development, early childhood education services such as daycare, headstart and family support, elderly care, social development, health services, a dental office, tourism, and land and research and resource management services.

COVID-19 Pandemic update

Following direction from the Province to adhere to social distancing requirements, Stó:lō  Service Agency has made the tough decision to temporarily be closed to all walk-in traffic.

Essential services are available by appointment only. Do not come on site unless you have been direted to see someone. Staff will continue to be available via. phone or email. Cheques can be mailed or provided by direct deposit (if banking information is provided). All non-essential, face-to-face or group meetings are postponed. Staff will work from home.

Service Closures

  • BabyTime is cancelled until further notice
  • Primary Care's Walk-in Clinic is cancelled until further notice

Essential Service Still Open

  • Sardis Pharmacy – regular operation hours
  • Youth Clinic updated hours and locations can be found on their website

If you require immediate assistance from one of our essential services please contact any of the below staff directly.

Nursing Supervisor
Sue Griffin 604-703-3076

Community Health Nurses:
Joe Singh 604-997-5159
Janelle Skoro 604-819-3414
Trina Wawryk 604-703-8830

Community Health Workers:
Chelsea Lockerby-Point 604-701-9325
Chelan Charlie 604-798-1463

Home Care Nurses:
Davida Sole 604-819-3274
Bonnie Finney 250-315-8488

Home Care Aid:
Leona Kelly 604-793-3759
Barbie Stewart 604-845-8054

Diane Kelly-Anderson 604-798-3198

Justice, Addictions & Mental Health

Darcy Paul 604-819-5741
Tiffany Silver 604-702-8890
Alicia Peters 604-819-8942
Alisha Tushingham 604-793-3346
Sue Ann Phillips 778-684-0440
Justin Campbell 604-703-8808
Kassia Bednarzcyk 604-997-4976

Cultural Service Navigator:
Frank Charlie 604-798-6061

Service Navigator
Leslee Picton 604-701-1299






2021 - 2022 Post Secondary Application

information is available on our Post Secondary Page.

Stó:lō Elder's Lodge

Single Site Directive: Memo For Residents and Families
May 15, 2020

First and foremost, the Stó:lō Nation Chief’s Council (SNCC) send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the 215 children found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site. Our leadership and community members are experiencing heavy hearts throughout the territory, the province and across the country. The reprehensible actions of the residential school system have always been deeply felt within our Indigenous communities. Now the rest of the country is beginning to understand just how severely the atrocities committed through residential schools have engrained themselves in our people and the lasting impacts that they have left behind.
Our leadership met to discuss how we can support families, take care of the cultural work and plan for a larger ceremony to honor and recognize those who have passed before us. It is so important to acknowledge that we have family members who are still suffering from the impacts of the residential school system. The SNCC would like to acknowledge all of the important work done by the Stó:lō communities as well as the organizations who work directly with our people.

We would like nothing more than to host a large gathering and help uplift spirits in ceremony, but we are also mindful of the current health restrictions in place, so communities will be hosting individually to keep the participant numbers appropriate and continue to keep our communities safe. Chief Terry Horne has offered to carve two poles that will be located at each of the residential school sites of Coqualeetza and Pekw'xe:yles with a target date of September 30th in recognition of Orange Shirt Day.

The SNCC has provided direction to conduct research aimed at identifying potential grave sites at both former residential school locations in the Fraser Valley, Coqualeetza and St. Mary’s, in Chilliwack (Coqualeetza grounds) and Mission (Pekw'xe:yles reserve; Heritage Park) respectively. We are aware of the tragic history that includes deaths of students at both places and our thoughts go out to their families. Our staff are now conducting research on documented cemeteries and registries of students who died at these schools, as well as assessing the feasibility of using ground penetrating radar to potentially locate unmarked grave sites. All our work is and will continue to be guided by cultural protocol and oversight.

The SNCC supports the First Nation Leadership Council in urging the Prime Minister of Canada to take appropriate leadership action and ensure that comprehensive steps are put into place to establish an effective response and legal framework governing the protection and investigation of the unmarked mass burial site at the former Kamloops Residential School and where needed elsewhere.

Chief David Jimmie
President, Stó:lō Nations Chiefs Council

See Press Release


Leslee Picton is the Service Navigator for Stó:lō Service Agency. She is available by appointment to anyone seeking information about available programs and services through Stó:lō or that are otherwise offered in Chilliwack. 

 In her role, Leslee will assist community members in identifying their immediate, short- and long-term needs. She will then refer individuals to the service that will address the most immediate concern or need. She will also offer further assistance, as necessary, as a person accesses supports, either at Stó:lō or by connecting them with the most appropriate local community service.

Leslee works with new clients, returning clients and those who are simply unsure or unaware of the services available and what will most suit them. If Stó:lō does not have the needed service or if the person asking is ineligible for a Stó:lō service (e.g. not all services are funded to be available to non-First Nations people), Leslee will make referrals to other service providers in the Chilliwack area.

For more information or to make an appointment with Leslee, please call 604 824-3200 or toll free 1-877-411-3200

Our Services & Programs


Health & Wellness
Employment & Training
Early Childhood Development
Education & Empowerment
Land, Research & Resource Management

Stó:lō Nation Health Services

We provide a wide variety of health services to On Reserve, Off Reserve and non First Nation Clients.

Community Health    Dental

Family Services  Mission Aboriginal Family Place

Primary Health Care Centre

Non-Insured Health Benefits

Support Services   Stolo Elders Lodge

Wellness Services Family Empowerment Team


Stó:lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training

We provide employment preparation and skills training to all Aboriginal People.


If you are looking for Employment Opportunities within the Stó:lō Nation or Stó:lō Service Agency

Employment Opportunities


Our new logo for our centre-represents the many hands in raising a child by Carrielynn Victor


A:lmélháwtxw “ Caring for our children” Early Education Centre provides programming in which offers a quality, holistic, traditional and safe environment for children birth to six years of age. Our programs are designed to offer children opportunities to explore the Stó:lō  (people of the river) culture, language and traditions. Our environment fosters individual learning styles, exploration and self-acceptance. We provide early learning activities, which allow the children to learn through play. When children are given these opportunities they will naturally learn and develop the skills of social, emotional, creative and physical development. Our program environment blends the teachings of the Stó:lō people, the Halq’eméylem language and early education concepts. Our inclusive environment provides a harmonious balance in which fosters our Children’s natural ways of learning.

Our facility is fully licensed by Fraser Health Community Care and Assisted Living Act and employ’s professional early childhood educators.

#9- 7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack, B.C.
V2R 4G5
Main (604) 824-6505
Fax (604) 824-8159
Centre Administrative Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4pm. 

Daycare  Headstart   Links



Sto:lo Nation provides education services to eleven of the Sto:lo communities including Aitchelitz, Matsqui, Skowkale, Shxwha:y, Tzeachten and Yakweakwioose. 

K - Grade 12   Post Secondary  Longhouse Extension Program


Ey Swayel! Welcome to S'olh Temexw - Our World; Our Land - where the mountains meet the river.  We are Stó:lō, 'People of the River',' Tribe of Tribes'.  You are invited to learn our sxwoxwiyám and sqwelqwels - our stories of long ago and today. 

Stó:lō Tourism 


The Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre is staffed by a team of highly experience professionals with many years experience working within the Stó:lō community.

The SRRMC provides professional services in the fields of natural and cultural resource management, research, facilitation and collections management. Services offered by the SRRMC are provided with an understanding of, and respect for Stó:lō protocols.

The SRRMC maintains strong research ties to numerous universities and consulting firms.

Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre


Finance and Administration

The Finance and Administration staff perform routine centralized financial and administrative services for the Stó:ló Service Agency.

Finance and Administration  Indian Registry

Income Assistance  Property Management



The Qwí:qwelstóm Stó:lō Service Agency Justice Program focuses on relationships and interconnections of all living things and healing individuals, families and communities.

Justice Program