• A healing pavilion for the Our Lady of Mercy Parish

    As part of their commitment to the Enoch Cree Nation and the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada, Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Edmonton, Alberta, is devoted to restoring a foundation of shared faith and tradition with Indigenous community members.

    The Parish is planning to build a healing pavilion, featuring aisles and a platform, and surrounded by traditional gardens.

  • Expanding the Circle of Courage at M.E. LaZerte High School

    M.E. LaZerte High School in Edmonton, Alberta is an educational hub for nearly 9,000 students from 15 elementary and junior high schools. The student population represents over 80 cultural backgrounds and 70 languages, with many students identifying as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit, emphasizing the rich diversity that shapes the school's community.

  • Unearthing Truth: Locating Unmarked Graves

    For over a century, Indigenous children endured the traumatic experience of Indian Residential Schools in Canada, and the haunting legacy continues with the search for those who never returned home. Many Indigenous Nations are actively seeking their lost children, employing archaeological remote sensing and geophysics to locate potential burial sites. However, limited support and resources hinder these crucial efforts.

  • Healing Indigenous families – The Mother Bear Wellness Project

    The effects of intergenerational trauma and the legacy of residential schools have contributed to the breakdown of the family unit in many Indigenous communities, often resulting in family crisis, dysfunction, and substance abuse. Recognizing the need for holistic healing that addresses the entire family unit, Bearwoman & Associates, through its non-profit arm, Heart Spirit Healing and Wellness, introduces the Mother Bear Wellness Project.

  • Healing and Reconciliation for Indigenous Elders and Seniors

    The scars of historical injustices weigh heavily on Indigenous Elders and seniors, creating a pressing need for healing, reconciliation, and cultural revitalization. The Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (EASC), with its over 300 members, knows all too well the profound impact of intergenerational trauma, loss of cultural knowledge, and fractured identities on its community.

  • Walking in two worlds – Healing Through Cultural Workshops

    The Children, Family, and Community Services (CFCS) branch within Catholic Social Services (CSS) provides support and housing for high-risk youth who have faced trauma and abuse, as well as shelter for vulnerable women and children escaping domestic violence.

  • Uut Uustukyuu: Bridging the Gap for Indigenous Wellness

    Indigenous communities in Canada are struggling with the lasting impacts of Residential Schools, the 60's Scoop, and colonial influences, which have led to high rates of chronic health issues, addiction, and mental health challenges across generations. The Uut Uustukyuu Indigenous Healing Society on Vancouver Island has been addressing the unique healing needs of Indigenous people through a trauma-informed and culturally grounded approach.

  • Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse in Rural Communities

    One in six men experiences childhood sexual abuse, a haunting statistic that has often been silenced, particularly within Indigenous communities. Kimberlite Media confronts this painful reality with "The Cost of Silence #UsToo – Healer’s Edition," a DVD training program and resource aimed at supporting those helping to heal survivors of childhood sexual abuse, specifically focusing on male survivors.

  • Empowering Indigenous Voices for Positive Change

    Despite ongoing commitments and efforts towards Truth and Reconciliation, the lasting impacts of colonization continue to persist in Canada today. Indigenous people experience micro-aggressions, discrimination and outright racism in society, institutions and work environments, leading to struggles with cultural identities, feelings of hopelessness, and hesitancy to pursue opportunities due to fears of unfair treatment.

  • Healing Circles for Trauma Recovery

    Trauma, when left unaddressed, can manifest itself in chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and countless other challenges. Many Indigenous people are facing addiction and trauma and are in need for ongoing support to start healing. The Sts'ailes, a Coast Salish First Nation, recognized this need and established weekly Healing Circles named "Your Spirit Remembers."