Native Mental Health Association of Canada

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The Native Mental Health Association of Canada is a national organization governed and managed by Aboriginal leaders. The goal of the Association is to improve the lives of Canada’s First Nations, Metis, and Inuit populations by addressing healing, wellness, and other mental health challenges.

Namgis Treatment Centre

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Namgis Treatment Centre serves the residents of Alert Bay (Cormorant Island). The Centre is funded through the Medical Services Branch and charges no fees. The Centre’s programs are confidential, culturally sensitive, and available to all regardless of faith, race, or sexual orientation. These programs include counselling for grief, mental illness, sexual and physical abuse, and addiction.

Kwakiutl District Council

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The Kwakiutl District Council was incorporated in 1982 and represents nine member First Nations. The Council was founded upon the principle of Aboriginal Title. This principle holds that the Kwakwak’awakw are the rightful owners of the lands, waters and natural resources that the ancestors of the Kwakwak’awakw have occupied and used since the beginning of time.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS)

IRSSS is a provincial organization with a 20-year history of healing the wounds caused by the residential school system. In its early years, the Society’s focus was helping survivors bring legal claims for residential school abuses. More recently, the Society has also been assisting the descendants of survivors and implementing education measures in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Phone: 604.985.4464