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Healing & Wellness

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Program Description

The program’s mandate is to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, and provide culture-based programming and healing. The program provides services to individuals, families, and the community.


The program ensures that the healing and wellness needs of the Indigenous community are addressed by implementing the Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, culture based programming and healing.


Healing & Wellness delivers primarily client and participant-based services to Indigenous individuals, families and children.  The priority focus of programming is related to reducing family violence.  To foster improvements in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous individuals, families, communities and Nations through:

  • provision of equitable access to primary health and healing services and programs, including prevention, treatment and support, that are culturally appropriate and culturally competent;

  • building on the strengths and enhancing the capacities of Indigenous communities;

  • promotion of equitable, violence-free relationships and healthy environments.

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Dryden Native 
Friendship Centre

Family, Friends, Community...
a tradition of helping each other

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