Indigenous Health and Wellness Community Discussions and Workshops WCH

Nadia McLaren and Elder-in-Residence Kawennanoron, Cindy White of the Centre for Wise Practices invite you to join us in ongoing, in-person conversations regarding Indigenous Health and Wellness, currently on the hearts and minds of WCH community members. These discussions are intended to help guide the goals, practices and learning of the WCH community, while providing a low-stakes and welcoming environment where the primary focus on community-building at WCH.

These in-person gatherings, located at the Centre for Wise Practices (until further notice), will be responsive to the needs of the community and will be held between 10am – 12pm, on the last Wednesday of each month (may be subject to change depending on the preferences of the attendees).

The Centre for Wise Practices uses a strength-based approach to Indigenous Health Education while working with individuals, leadership and programs. Reconciliation and the work which it encompasses must partake in the direct restoration of Indigenous knowledge systems and wellness frameworks, led by Indigenous people and their communities.

The CWP-IH extends an invitation to all into Good Relations which is activated and enlivened through education, collaboration and meaningful relationship building.

CWP-IH Indigenous Education Workshops and Discussion topics include (but are not limited) to the following:

  • Cultural Competence
  • Cultural Humility
  • Cultural Safety
  • Reconciliation
  • Decolonization
  • Institutional Commitment Strategies
  • Trauma-informed Care and Approaches
  • Wholistic and Strength-based Approaches
  • Indigenous Diversity and Ways of Being
  • Indigenous Data Sovereignty
  • Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategies
  • Relationship Building
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Anti-Indigenous Racism
  • San’Yas Debriefing
  • Personal and Program-Based Commitments
  • Indigenous Elder Engagement
  • Placed-based Learning
  • Respect and Positionality (Allyship)

Upcoming community sessions:

  • June 28
  • July 26 (via Zoom)