Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor Inc

Aboriginal Healing and Wellness

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Record #: WIN1365 Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 19 Feb 2014
Located In CommunityWindsor East
Address2929 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 4W4
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AccessibilityFully Accessible - Parking, Entrance, Washroom
IntersectionHoward Ave and Grand Marais Rd E
Contact Information
Office Phone519-253-3243 ext 25
Primary ContactChynna Resendes, Connections for Aboriginal Youth Program Coordinator
Description & Services
DescriptionThe goal of the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) is to foster improvements in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal individuals, families, communities and nations through: 
* promotion of equitable, violence-free relationships and healthy environments 
* 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 Aboriginal communities. 
The focus of this program is on activities supporting community healing and wellness, and crisis intervention within the broader community. Activities include; 
* sharing circles 
* traditional and western peer support counseling services 
* treatment referrals 
* program referrals 
* court based support services 
* culturally based healing and wellness workshops.  
The Healing and Wellness Coordinator acts as an advocate for community members dealing with various social service agencies such as; 
* the Children’s Aid Society 
* Legal Aid 
* ODSP(Ontario Disability and Support Program) 
* Windsor Housing  
* Ontario Works.
HoursMon-Fri: 9 am-5 pm
Areas ServedEssex County ; Windsor
EligibilityPersons of Aboriginal descent (all ages)
ApplicationCall for information; Walk-in/no appointment required; Arrange home visit
Print MaterialPamphlets
ElectionsMay *annually
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
Supplementary Info
Service Level(50) Non Profit