Programs and Partnerships

Our Mission is to support the activities that promote the health and well being of Aboriginal People and to promote the resurgence of resident Aboriginal culture, language and teachings, particularly those of local residency.
 

Indigenous Domestic Violence Prevention Program (IDVP)

The IDVP program supports individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, with the goal of reducing and alleviating child safety concerns and enhancing the functioning of families, through referrals from the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Provincial Courthouse, the RCMP and self-referal.

Community Liaison
  • The community Liaison supports families by assisting in:
  • Development of a safety plan
  • Supporting successful transition to safe accommodations
  • Offer poverty reduction supports
  • Provide advocacy and accompaniment
  • Makes referral to other programs and services
  • Helps individuals and familes problem solve their situation through brief solution-focused counselling
Healing Circles & Workshops

Weekly healing circles and monthly workshops are held on topics relevant to increasing safety and reducing risks.

Individual or Couples Counselling

1 - 1 counselling support to women who faced relationship violence, men who have experienced violence or who harm their partners or as couples where safety permits.

Counselling provided by a Counsellor/Educator and Elders.

Child and Family (0-6yrs) Programs

The main focus of these programs are to engage and involve families in promoting the development and well-being of families.

Positive Health Outreach Program

The Positive Health Outreach Program is a principles driven program that is rooted within a holistic model of care. Our services include culturally sensitive counselling, support, and referral to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal services.

Aboriginal Homeless Outreach Program

Supports clients who are experiencing homelessness.  The goal of the program is to support individuals or familes in meeting their basic needs:

  • Assistance with

Awahsuk Aboriginal Head Start Program

Awahsuk is a comprehensive preschool program designed to meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of Aboriginal preschool children (ages 3-5) living in the urban setting of Surrey.

Awahsuk focuses on six different components:

  1. Culture and Language
  2. Education and School Readiness
  3. Health Promotion
  4. Nutrition
  5. Social Support
  6. Parental Involvement

Drop-in programming is also available on Saturdays at Awahsuk Preschool and select Kekinow Housing Complexes.

Indigenous Roots: We Matter Youth Group

The Indigenous Roots: We Matter is a series of intensive and educational outdoor leadership experiences driven to provide the necessary skills set to complete secondary school, continue with post secondary education and pay it forward in the near future.