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Peyakowak (We Are Alone) Committee Inc.
Provides healing from the effects of family violence using a holistic approach that involves the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being of victims, children, offenders, their extended families, and the Kokums and Mushooms who are caught up in the cycle of family violence. Targets Aboriginal people who are experiencing problems with family violence as well as serving non-Aboriginal people who are seeking support. Offers: in-home counselling sessions for individuals and groups, with the victim, children and the perpetrator; working as a team with staff and Elders; advocating for clients; developing a network with other agencies to help with the exchange of referrals; educational workshops about topics such as spouse abuse and enhancing parenting skills; and intensive support groups for Elders, men, women, children and adolescents.
Healing our Spirit BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society  
http://www.healingourspirit.org
Aims to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS in both urban and rural Aboriginal communities in British Columbia through educational workshops and resources. Offers care and support services to Aboriginal peoples infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. (See Details)
Culture and Mental Health Research Unit  
http://www.mcgill.ca/tcpsych/research/cmhru/
Conducts research on depression, anxiety and somatization among Canadian First Nations and Inuit peoples, immigrants and refugees, and in multicultural primary care settings. (See Details)
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto  
http://www.aboriginallegal.ca/
Forms an organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community and its members in Toronto to gain control over the legal and justice issues that affect them. Works to reduce the rate of incarceration and recidivism amongst the Aboriginal population of Toronto, reduce the high incidence of conflict between Aboriginal people and the criminal justice and family court systems in Metropolitan Toronto, increase the confidence of Aboriginal people to deal effectively with all aspects of the justice system, help develop an Aboriginal community within Toronto that can function with pride and confidence in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. (See Details)
Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
Provides a family violence program for Prince Albert that delivers services to Aboriginal families who are victims of family violence and maintaining liaison with other community agencies. Services offered include: co-ordinating traditional counselling activities that promote healthy behavior for individuals, families and groups; developing case plans and goals with clients; strengthening links with other agencies; and informing the community about the services offered through the program.
Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre
Provides a medium for the meeting of Indian and non-Indian people and the development of mutual understanding through common activities. Assists and encourages the study of Indian needs as well as the planning of services with Indian people and both public and private agencies.
Forest Peoples Programme  
http://forestpeoples.gn.apc.org/
Forms an organization that supports forest peoples’ rights to determine their own futures, to control the use of their lands and to carry out sustainable use of their resources. Provides technical, fund-raising, capacity-building and policy advice to local forest communities and indigenous peoples, and works closely with the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests. Carries out research, analysis, and advocacy to ensure that the rights of forest peoples are central to the development of policy at national and international level. Publishes authoritative studies on the situation of forest peoples, in English, French and Spanish. (See Details)
Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre  
http://www.micmaccentre.ca/
Provides student tutoring, youth group, dance group, counselling for job, alcohol and drugs, domestive violence, or other personal issues, a needle exchange program, and a half-way house. Also offers upgrading computer skills courses. (See Details)
National Aboriginal Diabetes Association  
http://www.nada.ca
Forms an organization that supports individuals, families and communities to access resources for diabetes prevention, education and research. Creates partnerships with organizations committed to the prevention and management of diabetes. Promotes community wellness as a strategy to prevent diabetes. (See Details)
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres  
http://www.ofifc.org/
Provides programs and services for urban Aboriginal people across Ontario. (See Details)