Indigenous youth continue to be affected by intergenerational trauma, the legacy of colonization, Residential Schools, and the Sixties Scoop. Our Indigenous Cultural Workshops connect at-risk Indigenous youth to community and culture, which helps them to build resiliency and improve mental health outcomes.
Through storytelling, song, dance, drum making and an introduction to the history and culture of Indigenous peoples on the West Coast, the youth begin to build connections to community supports, improve their mental health, and achieve more positive outcomes in school.
Designed and facilitated by an Indigenous Elder, the workshops are provided to students at Foundations School and Guildford Learning Centre in Surrey, and to participants of the Indigenous Youth C.R.E.W. (Culture, Recreation, Education and Work) program at Collingwood Neighbourhood House in East Vancouver. To participate in C.R.E.W., contact Eileen Tan at 604-726-CREW (2739) or email [email protected]
All participants in our Indigenous Cultural Workshops are linked to our social work and therapy team for wrap-around and counselling support when requested.