Healing & Wellness Program
at The Ininew Friendship Centre
Healing & Wellness Coordinator
Call 705-272-4497 Extension #228
To ensure that the healing and wellness needs of the Indigenous community are addressed in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles and culture-based programming and healing.
Take a preventative approach to family violence
Facilitate the positive re-establishment of families
Participate in the development and establishment of culturally sensitive services which address family healing and wellness
Facilitate the understanding and support of community agencies for the Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy
To establish a system of referrals
The Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy
This program is funded by the Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy (IHWS). IHWS is a policy and service initiative that brings together Indigenous people and the Government of Ontario in a unique partnership to promote health and healing among Indigenous people.
In 1990, Indigenous organizations and the government ministries that developed the strategy expressed a commitment to combat the alarming conditions of poor health and family violence that Indigenous- People in Ontario have endured.
The Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy is founded on two concepts: "Healing" and "Wellness"
Healing for many Aboriginal communities in Ontario has come to mean recovering from the social impacts of colonization which have adversely affected the lives of Aboriginal peoples for several generations.
Wellness refers to maintaining and enhancing the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and nations.
The healing and wellness sought by many Aboriginal people today is based upon a return to traditional spiritual values and knowledge which promotes self-reliance. Programs and services designed, delivered, and controlled by Aboriginal people are aimed at healing the visible wounds in statistics yet invisible to the public.
For Information regarding the Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Program, contact Josie Martin at...
Phone; 705-272-4497 Ext. #228 Fax; 705-272-3597
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