Aboriginal Initiative

What is the Aboriginal Initiative?

Our goal is to provide services to First Nations, Inuit and Metis children and families in culturally sensitive and culturally safe ways. We seek to make sure your child, family, and community's Wholistic (spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical) needs are met.


Our services embrace a child and family-centred perspective, recognizing the diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people, whether your family lives a very contemporary lifestyle, is fully engaged in traditional ceremonial lifestyles, or anywhere in between.

How does it work?

We provide direct and indirect services such as:

  • Consultation to teams to increase their cultural sensitivity and safety for the child and family receiving services (such as teaching about relationship-building and traditional customs)
  • Supporting the creation of treatment plans that include and support cultural components
  • Individual support to the child and family to learn traditional teachings, attend ceremonies, community events, activities and socials, and access traditional services
  • Building partnerships with Aboriginal communities
  • Liaison and navigation assistance to families and Aboriginal communities accessing our services
  • Internal and external presentations on integrating mainstream practices into Aboriginal Indigegogy
  • Aboriginal Wholistic Healing Circle
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