Cultural Resilience Project

The program provides cultural & First Nations arts-based programming for youth. It involves workshops, on the land sessions, one-on-one counselling, and resource development. Recruitment of participants will be done through self-referrals, referrals by agencies such as schools, social services, and police and waiting lists for similar programs.

Risk factors such as aggressive and into-social behavior, early use of substances/addiction, having been the victim of violence in childhood, lack of parental care, harsh or inconsistent discipline, low attachment to school and learning difficulties will be addressed in the program.

There are three major streams of activity, one-on-one counselling, cultural programming and resource development. Each stream is organized to provide a wrap around affect upon each participant which will enable the youth to develop their artistic abilities, learn new coping skills and enhance their sense of self worth while receiving practical support.