PAFNW provides specialized home care in a culturally appropriate, respectful way that supports the long term wellness of the Indigenous community.

In the Homecare Services Division our services include:

Respite for Foster Parents
Supervised Access
Childminding
Housekeeping
Transporting Clients

Our specialized home care services meets the needs of Indigenous children and families.  We provide client-focused, culturally appropriate services by staff who have experience in child-focused respite, supervised access, and home maintenance skills.

We also provide Home Care supports on a fee for service basis for the community at large, with Elder Care, Homemaking Services and Childminding, connect with Joy Chalmers, Manager of our Home Care Services Division for current rates.

We are always looking for Part-Time and Casual employees for our Home Care Services, if this interests you, please connect with Joy for more information.

For more information please contact Joy Chalmers at
604 872 1849 or email joymarlenejones@gmail.com 


History of Childcare and Homecare Services
Benchmarks of Success

  • February 2004 – Jade MacLaren and Joy Chalmers submitted to Victoria Foundation for grant to start up Aboriginal Homecare Agency

    May 2004 – PAFNW received a grant for Capacity building of Homecare Agency from Victoria Foundation $85,000. PAFNW hired Valerie Dudoward and Joy Chalmers

    June 2004 – PAFNW received a grant from ACCESS for $13,000 to train 16 Homecare workers (Doula training, St. Johns Ambulance, Child Safe and Food Safe)

  • January 2005 – First proposal sent to Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Goals of Service

    February 2005 – VACFSS pays PAFNW Homecare Services$3500 for Sewing Circle for mothers who have had recent apprehensions of children. 3 month contract for 2 working to teach sewing to Mothers

    April 2005 – End of grant monies from Victoria Foundation for starting Homecare Services

    June 2005 – VACFSS pays $5000 for Saturday Cultural Day Camp for Little Girls – 3 months

    2005-2006 – First year of Homecare Services Revenues $120,000, 10 Aboriginal Women have been working for one year making $13.50-16.30 per hour for childcare, transporting and teaching children arts and crafts

  • June 2006 – Received 2-year grant from Vancouver Coastal Health for Saturday Cultural Day Camp for girls 9-13 years of age. VACFSS offers space in their Rupert offices for Saturdays. Grant continues until May 2008 – $1800 per month

  • April 2007 – Re-signing second year of Homecare Services contract with Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services. It is a viable, successful entrepreneurship within a non-profit Aboriginal society

  • March 2008 – Re-signing third year of Homecare Services contract with VACFSS

  • January 2009 – Received funding for Aboriginal Day Camp from Vancouver Coastal Health – $40,000 per year for three years through Aboriginal Health Initiatives