The Aboriginal Wellness Program (A.W.P.) develops and delivers culturally safe mental wellness and addiction programs for First Nations and Aboriginal people residing within the Lower Mainland including:
View the Aboriginal Wellness Program brochure
First Nations and Aboriginal as well as mainstream therapeutic practices of health and wellness are offered. Adult counselling is provided for a variety of issues, such as trauma, residential school, grief & loss, depression, anxiety and addiction. Traditional medicines and practices, hands-on traditional/spiritual and Reiki sessions, Elders, cultural teachings, and ceremonies may also be available.
We offer a variety of groups where you can be with other individuals who can identify with your personal experiences. Here you can share stories, and learn from each other's challenges, strengths, and strategies. Throughout the year we host drop-in support groups, psycho-educational workshops, therapy groups and groups based on traditional teachings.
The AWP's approach with clients is holistic, client centered and based on building on the client's current strengths. Elders and Traditional Practitioners are brought in for specific purposes based on our client's needs and cultural support is tailored to each person's cultural and spiritual beliefs.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed on statutory holidays.
Bus 14 & 16 stop at building. Bus 135 stops two blocks east of building.
Restricted street parking is available in front of building until 3 p.m. and on Slocan and Kaslo Street. Underground paid parking behind the building also available.