COELS takes a holistic approach to integrating its clients into the community. Services offered by the Society include mental health and addictions counselling, pre-employment training, and life skills programs. A definitive factor in the success of COELS is that it incorporates elements of traditional culture, such as sweat lodges and talking circles.
Central Interior Native Health strives to address the unique health care needs of Aboriginal People and people who live on, or close to, the street. The goal is to provide culturally sensitive and proactive care that promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony.
CAAN is a national forum for Aboriginal Peoples to holistically address AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as related issues such as mental health. CAAN provides information on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Aboriginal Peoples wherever they reside.
The Bridge Medical Clinic serves the communities between the Comox Valley and Campbell River. The physicians and staff strive to provide the highest quality care as both a walk-in clinic and a family practice.
An inter-agency network of residential/outpatient addictions programs operated by First Nations in British Columbia. Currently, the Association has a number of programs located both in rural and urban settings.
The Aboriginal Front Door Society is a culturally safe, peer designed non-judgemental place for Aboriginal Peoples and thier friends and family in the Downtown East Side. We create hope and offer support through Aboriginal cultural traditions, caring and acceptance. We are a meeting place and a drop in centre with a welcoming environment, providing opportunities to learn more about Aboriginal Peoples and Culture. When necessary, we can also offer other services, such as serving as a crisis centre, brokering long term and specialty trauma counselling, and doing court accompaniments. Our goal is to restore respect, dignity and pride to our members.
Tsawaayuus is a one story, 31 bed, complex care facility funded by the provincial government Ministry of Health under the Continuing Care Program and licensed under the Hospital Act. Design and operation of Tsawaayuus reflect the West Coast Native culture. We advocate for priority placement of Aboriginal people in our facility.
The Association of BC First Nations Addictions Services is an inter-agency network of residential/outpatient addictions programs operated by First Nations in BC. Currently, the Association has a membership of 10 programs located in both rural and urban settings.
The Aboriginal Mother Centre Society (AMCS) provides housing for two vulnerable groups of mothers: those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and those who have had, or are at risk of having, their children apprehended from them. AMCS assists families to regain or retain their children and to achieve self-sufficiency.