Healing and Wellness programs are located throughout Ontario at 27 Friendship Centres and 1 Delivery Site. The Healing and Wellness Coordinators provide support to community members through family violence support services, individual healing and wellness needs, and accessing traditional services and supports. These services are available on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting where action plans are developed to help meet short-term and long-term goals of participants.
Health Outreach Programs are located throughout Ontario at 11 Friendship Centres and are located in areas that do not have Aboriginal Health Access Centres. Health Outreach Workers ensure that the health needs of community members are addressed in a cultural and wholistic way that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of individuals. These services are available on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting where action plans are developed to help meet short and long-term goals of participants.
Kanawayhitowin is an Indigenous initiative that raises awareness of the signs of woman abuse in our communities so that people who are close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can provide support.
Kanawayhitowin is a Cree word which in English translates to ‘Taking Care of Each Others’ Spirit’. This Indigenous initiative has been adapted from the Neighbours, Friends and Family campaign in the Province of Ontario to reflect a traditional and cultural approach to community healing and wellness. This project is funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate.
Kizhaay Anishnaabe Niin is an initiative created to provide an opportunity for communities to engage Indigenous men and youth in understanding violence against Indigenous women and support them in joining together to end the violence. Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin is an Ojibway phrase that translates to “I Am a Kind Man”.