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Mission

To develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives.

Aboriginal Healing And Wellness

History

The Aboriginal Healing & Wellness strategy was set forth to promote growth and healing for Aboriginal peoples via Aboriginal specific services. The mandate of the strategy is to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, and deliver culture based programs and services to promote holistic healing.

Goals

  • To promote cultural heritage and pride by incorporating cultural awareness, traditional teachings, and access to Elders through service delivery.
  • To link clients to emergency services, such as referrals to women’s shelters, transition homes, and crisis services.
  • To provide support services directly to victims of family violence. (counseling & support groups).
  • To support violence free lifestyles and increase the public’s awareness on family violence issues, via educational workshops and committee representation.

Counseling & Suppport

Individual & Family Counseling:

Holistic counselling is delivered throughout all stages of the life cycle. We offer many programs for women, men, youth and children that are impacted by family violence.

Please contact the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator at 345-5840 for more information on the programs offered or to set up an Intake Interview.

Three symbols make up the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy logo.

The turtle represents Turtle Island. This is Mother Earth.

The people are holding hands. This means they will help each other with their problems.

They are standing in a circle. This is the circle of life. The people are our friends, families and strangers — people who need our help or who are helping us.

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