Helping Aboriginal People
     Heal Themselves.

Minwaashin Lodge: Aboriginal Women's Support Centre

Grant ID:

Project Title: Strengthening Our Circle

Project Description: The project provides a full range of prevention/intervention programs and services in the context of restoring health, cultural identity and pride.

The goals of the projects are:
1. Provide individual and group programming that stops the cycle of violence and neglect and restores the quality of Aboriginal family life.
2. Provide individual and group programs and services that promote recovery from psychological and social problems, addictions and other forms of self harm that are rooted in the trauma of sexual, physical and emotional abuse suffered by direct and intergenerational Survivors of Residential schools.
3. Enhance Aboriginal capacity to meet Aboriginal needs by bridging clients to traditional Inuit, Metis and First Nations Elders and Traditional Healers.
4. Restore and strengthen the pivotal healing and leadership role of Aboriginal women in the context of restoring cultural identity and pride.
5. Strengthen the capacity of the service system in the region to support Aboriginal people, especially youth, by sustaining and building on formal inter agency linkages.

End Date: March 31, 2010

AHF Contribution: $1,002,390.00

Primary Contact:
Ms. Castille Troy
Executive Director
Tel: 613-741-5590 ext. 222

Organization Address:
424 Catherine Street
Ottawa, ON   K1R 5T8