Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Program


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
  • 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” and Strong Women’s Circle

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.

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Phone: 807-274-8541

Deborah Emes, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Worker

Amanda Guimond, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Worker

Support Lines

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) – -800-565-8603