Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre of Windsor

Site: Windsor - Howard Ave

Service: Aboriginal Healing and Wellness

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Record #: WIN1365 Last Modified: 19 May 2015 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-253-3243 ext 225
E-Mailahwc@caifc.ca
Websitewww.caifc.ca
Primary ContactJeff Cornelius, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Coordinator
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.
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
LanguagesEnglish
FeesNone
Agency Information
Established1981
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
ElectionsMay *annually
Site Information
Located In CommunityWindsor
Address & Map
2929 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 4W4
 
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IntersectionHoward Ave and Grand Marais Rd E
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Parking, Entrance, Washroom
Topics
Service CategoriesGeneral Benefits Assistance ~ Aboriginal Communities ; General Counselling Services ~ Aboriginal Communities ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Aboriginal Communities ; Individual Advocacy ~ Aboriginal Communities ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Aboriginal Communities ; Traditional Aboriginal Healing ; Wellness Programs ~ Aboriginal Communities
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