Detail on Niiwin Wendaanimak (Four Winds) – Indigenous Health and Wellness Program

About the Program

The program is focused on providing culturally specific Indigenous supports and access to healing ceremonies, health education with a focus on diabetes (prevention & education), case management supports, access to primary care and harm reduction supports, and social recreation activities to build social connections and support.

Eligibility

Is there eligibility criteria? Open to all indigenous people/those that identify with indigenous roots.


Languages of Service

Programs are run in English. Other languages? Program members speak different languages & are supported by Cree, Mohawk, Miq’ma & Ojibway Language Speaking Elders


Dates & Hours

Indigenous only healing circle hours: Friday (except last Friday of the month where we host a casual drop in) 9:30 am – 1:30 pm (2:00)


Contact

Queen West site: 416-703-8482 x 2426

Additional Information

Queen West is a non-Indigenous organization which has been providing services to Indigenous clients since its opening at the Queen/Bathurst site. Using a harm reduction, trauma informed and empowerment model within Indigenous healing approaches, the program supports homeless and under-housed Indigenous peoples to improve their stability, health, wellbeing and quality of life. The Four Winds Program is unique for three reasons:

  1. It is an Indigenous-Only space in a non-indigenous organization;
  2. It is specifically designed for the homeless and under-housed Indigenous communities in the neighbourhood, and
  3. The program integrates a trauma informed and harm reduction approach and enables access to Indigenous healing processes for community members who live with substance use issues by providing the opportunity to participate and reconnect to Traditional Teachings and participate in Elder lead Circles.