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Aboriginal Youth Network  
http://www.ayn.ca
Provides a voice for Aboriginal youth across Canada, using the Internet to link young people in Aboriginal communities with their peers across Canada and the world. Relays information designed for Aboriginal youth regarding programs, services, news and events. (See Details)
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg
Provides holistic services to the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg. Programs include: Head Start, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects Education Program, Abinotci Mino-Ayawin (Children's Healing), Healthy Child Program, Medicine Wheel Awareness Workshop and a Men's Healing and Wellness Program.
Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
Provides intervention from family violence issues using a holistic approach that involves the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being of individuals who are caught up in the cycle of family violence. Targets people who are experiencing problems with family violence, substance abuse or are suffering from emotional pain. Services offered include: educating individuals, families and groups about the effects of family violence in relation to Aboriginal people; working as a team with staff of the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre; developing plans for delivery of family violence education; and advocating for clients.
Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services Inc
Provides a family violence program for the Battlefords to meet the needs of victims, children, offenders and their families 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 in crisis and seeking support. Services offered include: * Individual and family counselling; referrals to other services; informing community leaders about conditions that affect the wellbeing of the community; and, informing the community about the services offered by the family violence program.
Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project  
http://www.ksdpp.org/
Works to prevent type 2 diabetes in Kahnawake and empower community members to care for their personal and family health through continual improvement of their diabetes prevention model based on Kanien’keha values. Collaborates with all community organizations on a shared vision of diabetes prevention activities that reach all community members. (See Details)
Métis Women of Yorkton
Responds to the needs of children and their families who are at risk for family violence in Yorkton. Targets Metis people, and especially Metis parents and children who are experiencing family violence, and also serves both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Services offered include: developing men’s and women’s healing circles, using traditional Aboriginal models; interviewing clients to assess their needs; acting as a liaison to other resources and agencies; facilitating appropriate therapies for clients; counselling clients and groups about family violence; referring clients to other programs if needed; and educating clients and the community about family violence.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health  
http://www.wabano.com
Forms a health centre whose mandate is to prevent ill health, treat illness, and provide support and aftercare programming. Services are offered in a culturally sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Aboriginal peoples. A satellite health centre is provided for the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation community at Golden Lake. Offers an integrated, holistic approach to health encompassing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of well-being. (See Details)
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada  
http://www.anac.on.ca/
Serves as a voice for health issues related to First Nations communities. Offers consultation to nursing research and participates in professional and community initiatives. Membership includes nursing professionals of Aboriginal ancestry and other health workers in First Nations communities. (See Details)
National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research  
http://www.mcgill.ca/namhr/
Works to provide research capacity to address the pressing mental health needs and concerns of Aboriginal peoples in rural and urban settings. (See Details)
The Aboriginal Circle of Life and Wellspring Cancer Support Group
Meets with other members of the aboriginal community who are dealing with cancer and their loved ones. Shares feelings and worries. Teaches members on ways to cope with stress, access help in the community and take part in aboriginal customs and traditions. Professionally facilitated.