Wilp Si’Satxw Community Healing Centre is located in Kitwanga, BC. It offers holistic, spiritually-based treatment for addictions and collateral issues. The programs at Wilp Si’Satxw promote traditional Native values, self-awareness and self-esteem, and healthy relationships.
ANPs play a major role in promoting healthy lifestyles for BC’s indigenous population. At the provincial level, the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council delivers government-funded programs aimed at physical activity, healthy eating, healthy pregnancies, and quitting smoking. Local groups offer fitness classes and workshops on topics such as stress relief and healthy cooking. All ANP programs incorporate traditional activities and health knowledge wherever possible.
White Buffalo Aboriginal & Metis Health Society
White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society serves Aboriginal & Metis people in Kamloops and the surrounding areas. It offers holistic care that addresses physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being. White Buffalo’s programs and services also support traditional Aboriginal values.
Vancouver Native Health Society
Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) was established in 1991 to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of the city’s Aboriginal residents. Today, VHNS delivers comprehensive medical, counselling, and social services to the Downtown Eastside Aboriginal community. The majority of its clients struggle with overlapping issues of substance abuse, mental illness, chronic disease, homelessness, and poverty.
Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society Substance Abuse Treatment Centre
Tsow-Tun Le Lum, which means “helping house”, is a fully accredited treatment centre in Lantzville, on Vancouver Island. It provides programs that address addiction and substance abuse, and that support the survivors of trauma and residential schools. Tsow-Tun Le Lum’s mission is to empower First Nations people to live healthy, happy lives and to have pride in their Native identity.
Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens Westcoast Native Health Care Society
Tsawaayuus is an assisted-living facility for Elders located in Port Alberni. The design and operation of the facility reflects West Coast Native culture, and there is priority placement for Aboriginal people. The mission of Tsawaayuus is to provide holistic, culturally-competent care in a family-like environment.
Three Corners Health Services Society
Three Corners Health Care Society serves the Secwepemc community in Williams Lake, Soda Lake, and Canoe Creek. The Society’s mission is to address the health care needs of community members by incorporating traditional and contemporary practices.
Tahltan Health and Social Services Authority
The Tahltan Health and Social Services Authority delivers programs and services to the on-reserve population. These include mental health and addictions counselling, an Aboriginal Headstart program, home and community care, and a shelter for women experiencing domestic violence.
Southern Stl’atl’imx Health Society
Southern Stl’atl’imx Health Society (SSHS) delivers community health care to the N̓Quatqua, Samahquam, Skatin, and Xax’sta Nations. The SSHS service model is an adaptation of the medicine wheel approach, demonstrating the four elements of health and wellness: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. The SSHS ensures that its services are culturally appropriate and respectful of the land, family, community and Nation.
Round Lake Alcohol & Drug Treatment Society
Round Lake Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre is an internationally-accredited residential facility located in the Okanagan Valley. The Centre offers science-based treatment grounded in Indigenous cultural teachings and practices. Since it opened in 1979, Round Lake has served over 11,000 clients and has become a leader in the field of First Nations’ addiction recovery and trauma training.
Rose Casper Healing Centre
Rose Casper Healing Centre provides health and social services to Seton Lake Band members. These services include a health clinic, addiction counselling, and life skills training. The Centre emphasizes cultural values, family healing, and prevention activities like drug education.