Ensures that the healing and wellness needs of the Aboriginal community are addressed by implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, culture-based programming and healing.
Objectives & Activities
Peer supports, advocacy and referral services Priority is to assist individuals at risk of and/or exposed to family violence by providing access to the following supports:
Crisis intervention & safety planning;
Advocacy and referral supports;
Access to food bank for emergency situation/assistance; and
Education around healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Prevention of family violence and improving Aboriginal healing and wellness Increase community awareness about family violence and promoting Aboriginal healing and wellness by providing the following information and services:
- Women’s Healing Circles
- Men's Sharing Circles
- Community awareness of key campaigns
- Community events and activities that support Aboriginal healing and wellness, violence-free lifestyles, addiction-free activities, positive parenting, family interaction and cultural awareness.
- Kanawayhitowin “Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirit”
- Strong Women's Circle - starting September 7, 2016. View brochure here.
Promote Networking and Integration
Enhance service delivery to clients by providing linkages to other programs and services of need or interest to support healthy relationships and activities and improve Aboriginal health and wellness.
Deborah Emes, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Worker
Tiffany Clifford-Smith, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Worker
Toll Free: 1-877-496-9034
Talk 4 Healing—culturally safe telephone line for Indigenous women living in Ontario. 24/7 - 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
Mental Health Helpline 24/7 - 1-866-531-2600
Safe Beds—To assist people in crisis for their immediate physical and mental health needs. 24/7 - 1-866-531-2600
Assaulted Women’s Help Line - Toll-free in Ontario: 1-866-863-0511 Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line - Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-268-9688
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline - 1-888-230-3505
Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART) - 1-800-565-8603