At Caldwell First Nation we are working to improve health and wellness in Indigenous communities through Indigenous-led programs and services such as the Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy. We provide, facilitate, and/or coordinate a variety of support services and education that are culturally sensitive to aide and improve healing and the wellbeing of Caldwell membership. The Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy reflects a shared commitment between the Ontario government and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and urban Indigenous partners to reduce family violence and violence against Indigenous women and children, and improve Indigenous healing, health and wellness through a continuum of culturally appropriate and Indigenous-designed and delivered programs and services (Ontario.ca, 2021).
The strategy combines traditional and mainstream approaches to program and service delivery. These community-based programs and services are available to Indigenous peoples living in First Nations and in urban and rural communities. Feel free to email us to get in contact with us at any time in order to sign up for a workshop, volunteer, get information on resources, or become a facilitator today!
Community Wellness Workers assist clients by helping them identify concerns and then develop action plans to address those concerns. This is achieved by sharing appropriate information with health and social agencies and through community events like crisis intervention workshops, sharing circles, and community outreach events that educate and promote cultural awareness and illness prevention. Community Wellness Workers also provide participant based services with regards to reducing family violence through fitness and recreation, walking groups, nutrition and foot care clinics, and healthy eating workshops, and Community Gardens.
Through this Program Community Wellness Workers provide a holistic approach to good health that includes traditional ceremonies that promote stress relief and gatherings like the Harvest Meal that promote traditional family activities and healthy eating. Community Wellness Workers also promote information sharing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations including mental health centres, shelters, and treatment centres to increase client access to local services.
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