We are committed to being an active partner in the work of reconciliation between settlers and Indigenous people. Hundreds of years of colonization and destructive policies such as residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, and the child welfare system have had – and continue to have – a devastating impact on our community.
We work to foster healing and empowerment by:
- offering Indigenous programs developed and guided by Indigenous leadership, including the Red Road to Healing program, healing retreats, sharing circles, sweatlodges, medicine picking, beading, etc.
- welcoming elders and traditional knowledge keepers for teachings and ceremony
- hosting regular drumming and traditional activities, and
- sharing Indigenous history and culture across all our program areas.
Red Road to Healing
Red Road to Healing is a ground-breaking program for women who have experienced family violence and are ready to move forward in their healing journey. The Red Road to Healing program is guided by traditional teachings in the support it offers to women in our community which include:
- One-to-one support and counseling
- 10 week Teaching & Sharing Circle offered throughout the year
- Indigenous ceremonies, teachings and support from Elders
- Monthly events and activities to bring women and their families together