Aboriginal Service Innovations – Early Years

Happening Now

coming soon!

Programs we provide:

Tachet Early Years Program

This Program is facilitated by Certified Early Childhood Educators

Hours of Operation: Every Tuesday from 11 AM – 2 PM





Fort Babine Early Years Program

This Program is facilitated by Certified Early Childhood Educators

Twice per month:
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM &
Thursdays 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

(Once per month during the winter months)


Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program

Facilitated by the Community Health Coordinator of Lake Babine Nation for expectant mothers and new mothers with a child 12 months of younger.

Once per month in each community of Tachet and Burns Lake



LBN Welcome Wagon

We provide a diaper bag full of main essential to the newest Lake Babine Nation Members along with pamphlets of other services in and around the Lakes District that members can access for free!

If you know of an expectant mother and is a Lake Babine Nation member please feel free to call or email us and we will be happy to provide them with a bag!


Services we provide

  • Cultural circle time to daycare’s and family programs.
  • Early Intervention referrals for all Lake Babine Nation Children.
  • Provide rides to and from programs, if needed.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to provide more services for members.

Our Team

Rita Thompson
ECE Outreach Worker

I am a certified Early Childhood Educator and have over 20 years of experience in teaching young children.  I have been employed with Lake Babine Nation since November 2016. 

Since October 2018, I have started training in the First Nations Speech and Language Assistant program with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.  I work individually with children in LBN schools, as well as teach the Story Champs program to the kindergarten and Grade One classrooms at Woyenne.

I am grateful for a very positive experience working with the Lake Babine Nation, and look forward to being of service in the coming years.


Katherine Blackwell
CSFS Best Beginnings Early Years Outreach Worker


I am fortunate to be the new addition to the ASI – EY program supporting children and families from Lake Babine Nation.  I am a certified Early Childhood Educator with a specialization in Infant and Toddlers.  My passion for children and families started with youth.  I began working with youth and families in 1998 and fulfilled this passion until 2006 when I delivered my first born and I have been working in this field since.  I have had many roles in the Early Years sector since then such as working at the Ashurst Children Centre, supporting the Healthier Babies Brighter Futures program, Little Angels Daycare, instructing Aboriginal Early Childhood Education, Kids Edge program (CAPC), and Roots of Empathy.  My last position was working for School District #91 as the WKE / BESS Strong Start facilitator.  I have worked in partnership over the years with all the Six Nations and am excited to join the ASI-EY Team! 

Contact Us

Aboriginal Service Innovations Early Years
PO Box 879 Burns Lake, BC   V0J 1E0
270 9th Avenue – Room 102

Burns Lake Office: 250-692-3463
Fax: 250-692-3921
Tachet: 250-697-2380
Fort Babine: