• Healing through education and awareness at Nignen Women’s Shelter

    The Nignen Women's Shelter in Natoaganeg, New Brunswick, has recently been established to serve 15 Mi'kmaw and Wolastoqiyik communities. It is the first Indigenous women's shelter located on First Nation land in New Brunswick and is looking to provide a culturally safe space for women in need.

  • Empowering Indigenous Women and Children Through Cultural Healing

    Gignoo Transition House near Fredericton, New Brunswick, has been a sanctuary for Indigenous women and children since 1993. The organization helps families overcome the impact of intergenerational trauma stemming from Canada’s history of residential schools, Indian day schools, and the 60s scoop. At Gignoo, vulnerable and at-risk families find support and protection as they look to heal and break cycles of trauma in their communities.

  • Supporting Food Security in the Community of Houpsitas

    The First Nation community of Houpsitas is located in Kyuquot Sound, on the Northwest coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Community members navigate life on their traditional territories while grappling with food security issues that are exacerbated by inflation and the high cost of transporting goods to the marine-only accessible village.

  • Welamukotuk Resilience Program

    The community of Welamukotuk (Oromocto First Nation) in Oromocto, New Brunswick, is dealing with an increase in mental health issues and addiction. Lingering effects of post-pandemic isolation, coupled with poverty and limited support options, have intensified these challenges for community members.

  • Tāpākōmitowin – Adopting as Kin Summer Gathering

    The impacts of colonization and the residential school system continue to reverberate through Indigenous communities, resulting in the loss of culture, language, and traditional parenting knowledge. Intergenerational trauma has contributed to cycles of substance abuse, violence, and suicide, leaving many Indigenous parents overwhelmed and communities fractured.

  • Advancing Reconciliation Workshop Series Leaves Lasting Impact on Participants

    Advancing Reconciliation is the third in a series of three workshops hosted by Returning To Spirit, an Indigenous-led non-profit organization located in Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • Sandy Bay First Nation Healing Lodge Reconnects Youth with Tradition and Identity

    Sandy Bay First Nation, located near Amaranth, Manitoba, is taking steps to help youth in the community cope with intergenerational trauma and loss of cultural identity. Recognizing the devastating struggles with substance abuse among its young people, the Council of Elders has been looking at ways to revitalize traditional spiritual beliefs and values in alignment with Christian teachings.

  • Stó:lō Healing Gathering to Reconnect and Celebrate Cultural Resilience

    Following the isolation and loss experienced during and for many, since, the Covid-19 pandemic, the Stó:lō Nation is organizing a gathering to support healing, celebrate resilience, and foster connections for its communities.

  • Grant Supports Healing and Education for Residential School Survivors

    The Future Generations Foundation, formerly known as the NIB Trust Fund, is responsible for managing compensation allocated for Residential School Survivors under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The programming supported by the funds focuses on generational healing, connections with Elders, revitalization of culture, language, and community and better education, employment, income, and standard of living outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

  • Healing Through Play at Mohawk Village Memorial Park (2024)

    The Mohawk Village Memorial Fund, created by a group of survivors from the Mohawk Residential School in Brantford, Ontario, is dedicated to reclaiming their childhoods and fostering new memories for the families and descendants of survivors. The group is constructing a playground and park designed to bring together past students, their families, and the wider community.