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Service providers combine forces to help mid-island Indigenous residents

Spencer Sterritt

socastcmsRssStartSpencer SterrittsocastcmsRssEndTillicum Lelum executive director Grace Elliott Nielsen (left) with Kw'umut Lelum executive director Bill Yoachim (right).

By Spencer Sterritt

NANAIMO — A new agreement between Indigenous service providers in the Nanaimo area is breaking down artificial divides and making sure no families are left behind.

Tillicum Lelum, who run 75 programs for Indigenous families and youth, and Kw’umut Lelum, who work with housing providers and social services for families from nine mid-island bands, have partnered to enhance their existing programs and keep families together.

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