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Hello, my name is Paul Keller, Yale First Nation’s Band Social Worker. I have lived in Hope, BC for 25 years, raising 3 children in our beautiful community.  My family’s choice in choosing Hope as a place of “home” was based on the amazing mountains, rivers and trails that surround Hope.  In addition, I grew up in a small Alberta town always appreciating and wanting my children to experience the same.  I love the outdoors enjoying tour-cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, working around the yard and being on the water.

As Yale First Nation’s Community Social Worker, my duties include a broad range of Social Work responsibilities supporting children, youth, adults, families and the community at large. In addition, I manage the Income Assistance/Disability Program. If you are in need of support, I encourage you come in and explore options of support. I can guide you in areas of social, personal relationships, mental health, addiction, financial, employment, disability, parenting, spiritual and/or cultural needs. Your information will be kept confidential. Collaboratively and where needed, collectively we can create opportunities for positive change, making a meaningful difference.

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Paul Keller- Social Development Director

A warm welcome to our newest team member!

Janita Peters

I reside in Ruby Creek, I was raised here as a little girl then moved to Chilliwack when I was 5. I returned back to Ruby Creek with my family and child a few years ago. I have a daughter, her name is Kailyn and she is 5. I am so blessed to be able to raise her in the same area I am from. I've done a lot of training and schooling in my past years such as BC Hydro and Wild Fire Fighting training. I am nearing the end of my Social Service Worker diploma during which Yale First Nation has taken me on as a practicum student. It has been such an amazing experience so far. I am enjoying connecting with the communities and being included in present projects that are being structured. 

My goal is to continue my education and to proceed connecting with communities to guide and assist the individuals with any supports they are seeking or needs that are needing to be met. 

Janita Peters