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The purpose of the Traditional Healing Program is to assist in the referral of clients to seek Traditional Healers while providing Indigenous clientele with access to a full range of Traditional Healing practices. 

The duties and responsibilities of the program include:

  • Arranging and coordinating referrals for clients to Traditional Healers.
  • Maintain a file of local area Elders, Healers, and Resource people to make referrals to.
  • Assist clients and staff in learning the traditional methods of approaching Healers/Elders.
  • Be aware and respect individual cultural and or religious beliefs.

Some activities offered by the Traditional Healing Program are:

  • Spring medicine walk
  • Indigenous craft group (weekly from Oct – June) in partnership with the Ojibway Medical Translator program
  • Presentations and consultations
  • Attendance at health fairs in the local First Nations
  • Cultural teachings/advocacy in local schools
  • In-service cultural training for organizations/facilities
  • Provision of translation services
  • Elder visits and ceremonies