Youth & Family Inhalant
A proposal for the Youth & Family Inhalant Program was submitted in September 1994 and we were one of 6 solvent abuse centres by May 1995. The first youth were admitted to the Centre in July 1996.
Initially, the Youth Program was housed in trailers that were joined together with a maximum of 10 youth per intake. In 1999, a commitment was made to set aside funds for a new youth building. In July 2002, the new building was completed and the first youth arrived in July to much improved facilities.
The Youth Program has 3 intakes per year. They occur in January, March, and August in 2019. There is a shorter Refresher Program for you who have previously been in treatment and 2 regular length programs of 105 days. All programs include school, education sessions, group sessions (workshops), individual counseling, a focus on fitness, nutrition awareness, cultural activities such as daily smudging, sweats, and drumming and singing. Youth also enjoy hand crafts and art activities such as beading, painting, sewing etc. During the summer months Nenqayni runs a Healthy Lifestyle Improvement Program, a Community Outreach Program and training for community workers.
Equine or Horse Assisted Learning is part of the Youth Program.
2019 Intake Dates
- January 7 – March 1 Refresher 54 days
- March 9 – June 21 105 days
- August 31 – December 13 105 days
Note: Applications must be received 25 days prior to the intake date in order to ensure completion of all required paperwork. The application process includes the application form, a full medical, Tuberculosis screen, immunization records and a phone interview with each applicant.
Medications NOT permitted while in treatment: Suboxone, Psycho-Stimulants, Opioids (Codeine -Tylenol 3), Sedative Hypnotics – Benzodiazepines, Barbituates.
Intake Coordinator - Youth & Family Inhalant Program
(250) 989-0301 Extension 223
Intake Coordinators travel to workshops and special events to share information on Nenqayni Wellness Centre.
If you have an event planned that you would like us to attend please let us know. We appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Please allow at least 3 weeks notice for booking arrangements.
Please see our Contact Profiles page to book with an Intake Coordinator.