Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy Program
Goal of the Program
The goal of the Aboriginal Healling and Wellness Strategy Program (AHWSP) is to foster improvements in the health and well-being of Aboriginal individuals, families, communities and Nations through:
- 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 capabilities of Aboriginal communities;
- Promotion of equitable, violence-free relationships and healthy environments.
This program ensures that the healing and wellness needs of the Aboriginal community are addressed by implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, and is culture based.
Approaches to the program and services delivery are structured around the “Healing Continuum”, which includes the Promotion of Awareness, Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Curative, Rehabilitative, Promotion of Stability, Training and Supportive Resources.
The Healing Continuum model is based on the fundamental teachings of kindness and incorporates the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual aspects of the individual.