Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Windsor - Howard Ave

Service: Aboriginal Healing and Wellness

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-253-3243
Fax 519-253-7876
E-Mail admin@caifc.ca
Website www.caifc.ca
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Elizabeth Johnson, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre; Phone: ext 225; Email: ahwc@caifc.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The 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.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Persons of Aboriginal descent (all ages)
Application * Call for information 
* Walk-ins Welcomed 
* Arrange home visit
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) * strives to improve the quality of life of the Windsor Aboriginal Community through the provision of culturally-appropriate programs 
* services in the areas of health, education, counselling and services in accordance with traditional, spiritual and contemporary teachings 
* promote Aboriginal unity and cultural identity through social events which respect and honour all the diverse beliefs of our people 
* ease the transition of Aboriginal people from living On-reserve to an urban lifestyle
Established 1981
Primary Executive Naomi Wilson, Interim Executive Director, Can Am Indian Friendship Centre; Phone: ext 227; Email: exec.director@caifc.ca
Alternate Executive Tina Jacobs, Executive Associate, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre; Phone: ext 229; Email: admin@caifc.ca
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
2929 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 4W4
 
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Intersection Howard Ave and Grand Marais Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance
Other Details
Resources Pamphlets, Website and Facebook

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