Assistant Health Director
The Brighter Futures program promotes health and wellness through learning-related activities to increase awareness, change attitudes and share knowledge while building new skills.
While the Brighter Futures supports long-term wellness programming, Building Healthy Communities supports more immediate needs such as intervention, treatment and after-care.
Fall Cultural Camp is one way the people of Manto Sipi work to maintain and protect traditional knowledge, by sharing it with younger generations and learners of all ages.
Community members from Manto Sipi have identified plant species used for food and medicine in the area including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, saskatoons, cherries and cloudberries. Medicinal plants include Labrador tea, spruce, and weekdays (sweet flag).
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:
Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.
Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.