Health and Wellness Resources

Organization and Resource Information

Access Open Minds – Research and Evaluation Project

Access Open Minds

Research and Evaluation Project

Program Summary

A research and evaluation project that aims to implement and assess a transformation in the way that youth access and use mental health services in Canada in real-world setting. This framework leverages the existing strengths of communities and systems, and is structured to be adaptable to the diverse geographic, cultural, and sociodemographic contexts in which Canadian youth live, as well as the diversity of Canadian youth and their presentation of mental health needs. Access Open Minds has partnered with Sturgeon Lake Health Centre for their youth centre.
 

Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction – Recommendations for a Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction

Recommendations for a Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

Program Summary

Six community members and five members from the provincial government reviewed current efforts to reduce poverty in Saskatchewan and identify what can be done better. Recommendations cover the topics of:
1. Income Security
2. Housing and Homelessness
3. Early Childhood Development
4. Education and Training
5. Employment
6. Health and Food Security
The document also includes promising practices in the subject areas and description of existing projects that are making a difference.
 

All Nations Hope Network – Sacred Animal Teachings

Sacred Animal Teachings

Program Summary

The free online manual has been designed and revised to help you facilitate an interactive presentation on the issue of HIV/AIDS present in Aboriginal communities.
The objectives are to assist people in realizing the power of their choices, make sure that people understand accurate HIV/AIDS facts and assess the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Aboriginal Community
 

All RISE Project Inc. – Red Cross First Aid Training

All RISE Project Inc.

Red Cross First Aid Training

Program Summary

ALL RISE Project Inc. is a status-blind human service organization focused on developing and delivering community-driven support services centered on traditional Indigenous values that are culturally relevant for all treaty people in urban Regina.
All Rise is Red Cross Training Partner.
 

Eligible Recipients

Open registration.
Fees:
First Aid/CPR and AED Certification 16 hours $148.50
First Aid/CPR and AED Certification 8 hours $93.50
 

Assembly of First Nations – Wellness Foundational Model

Wellness Foundational Model

Program Summary

This model is a guiding document for AFN health staff and may be a resource for First Nations leadership in pursuing their policy objectives and building/supporting their own unique First Nations Health Systems
 

Eligible Recipients

  • not-for-profit non-governmental organizations, including shelters, sexual assault centres, and other victim service organizations;
  • community organizations who work with persons with disabilities;
  • educational institutions;
  • a municipal or regional government or agency; and
  • bands and tribal councils and self-governing First Nations who are working to provide services and assistance to victims of crime in Indigenous communities.

Contact Information

Victims Fund Manager
Telephone: General Victims Fund: 613.941.4193
pb-dgp@justice.gc.ca
Programs Branch
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H8

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)

Community Development Corporation

Program Summary

Provides Funding for the following purposes:

  • Economic Development
  • Social Development
  • Community Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
  • Educational Development
  • Recreational Facilities Operation and Development
  • Senior and Youth Programs
  • Cultural Development
  • Justice Initiatives
  • Health Initiatives
  • Other Charitable Purposes

 

Eligible Recipients

The BATC CDC invites applications from charitable and non profit organizations for Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs, Battlefords Tribal Council, as well as independent First Nations located within the BATC CDC catchments and in the immediate communities of North Battleford and Battleford

Application Deadline

June 2, Sept 2, Dec 2 and March 2

Bell – Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

Bell

Bell Let's Talk Community Fund

Program Summary

The Community Fund supports projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada. Preference will be given to applications that:

  • Leverage, expand or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by other mental health agencies
  • Include a detailed budget
  • Have secured funding from other sources for the project
  • Specifically address project sustainability post‑funding
  • Have clear objectives and a measurement plan
  • Are evidence-based or evidence‑informed
  • Identify community impact and specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project

Eligible Recipients

Canadian registered charities are eligible for consideration. Successful grant recipients will only be eligible for another Community Fund grant one year after the date of any previous grant. If you received a 2016 grant, you are not eligible to apply again until the 2018 cycle.
 

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2018

Burrows Consulting – Lateral Violence Workshops and In-Service Customized Training

Burrows Consulting

Lateral Violence Workshops and In-Service Customized Training

Program Summary

Lateral Violence Workshops is a two day course covering lateral violence and it’s origins, who commits acts of lateral violence and why, where and when does it start,and how do we prevent lateral violence in the workplace.
They partner with Good Medicine Group to develop a Train the Trainer Program for Lateral Violence Prevention.
 

CC RezQs – Dog Rescue Program

CC RezQs

Dog Rescue Program

Program Summary

CCRezQs is a registered Non-Profit Organization with the goal of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray dogs from reservations across the province. They strive to make communities safer for both residents and dogs.

CHEP (Saskatoon) – Backyard Gardening Program

CHEP (Saskatoon)

Backyard Gardening Program

Program Summary

Gardeners with no garden space are matched with homeowners with extra garden space. The gardeners have access to land to grow food and the hosts benefit by having someone to care for a portion of their property.
 

Contact Information

306-655-4575

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan – Prescription Review Program
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Prescription Review Program

Program Summary

The Prescription Review Program will do presentations about the prescription drug abuse, how to report it, what to expect when you report it, how they work with provincial law enforcements detachments to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription medications.
 

Contact Information

Liisa Scherban
Prescription Review Program Analyst
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
306-667-4645
liisa.scherban@cps.sk.ca

Julia Bareham
Pharmacist Manager
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
306-244-7355
julia.bareham@cps.sk.ca

Community Safety Knowledge Alliance – Collaborative Risk-Driven Intervention: Technology-Enabled Opportunities in Rural and Remote Communities

Community Safety Knowledge Alliance

Collaborative Risk-Driven Intervention: Technology-Enabled Opportunities in Rural and Remote Communities

Program Summary

This report outlines the Hub Model of collaborative risk driven intervention model to provide supports to individuals and families in crisis. The pilot project plan for using technology to use the Hub Model in Rural and Remote communities is included.
 
Visit the CSKA Website

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation – Grant Funding
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation

Grant Funding

Program Summary

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation:

  • Allocates grant funding in order to enhance independence and well being of residents of the communities we support;
  • Allocates these funds with fairness, accountability and transparency; and
  • Supports economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreation facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.

 

Eligible Recipients

Must be part of the catchment area

eHealth Saskatchewan – Health Data and Analytics

eHealth Saskatchewan

Health Data and Analytics

Program Summary

eHealth Saskatchewan’s Data & Analytics may assist in supplying data to support program management, evaluation and research. It can also be used to support public policy development and monitoring, research resulting in innovative treatment and care delivery models, monitoring health system performance and shared decision-making.
 

Eligible Recipients

Available to the public

File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council – All Nations Healing Hospital and White Raven Healing Centre
File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council

All Nations Healing Hospital and White Raven Healing Centre

Program Summary

The hospital includes 13 acute care beds, one palliative care bed, a large outpatient and diagnostic area and support services. The White Raven Healing Centre provides mental health services and a spiritual cultural program. The culturally sensitive design elements incorporated into the facility accommodate an approach to health care that recognizes the relationship between mind, spirit, body and community.
 

Contact Information

Gail Boehme, Executive Director
306-332-8216
gboehme@fhqtc.com

File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council – White Raven Healing Centre

White Raven Healing Centre

Program Summary

White Raven Healing Centre provides client-centered mental health and addictions services that integrates mainstream therapeutic techniques with traditional First Nation healing practices to provide a holistic approach to heal from past traumatic experiences and current psychological issues.

Services Include:

  • Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Workers Program
  • Trauma & Treatment & Resolution for Residential School Survivors Counselling, Anger Management, Suicide Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Grief Counselling and Recovery, training workshops, holistic wellness treatment programs, Outpatient/Outreach Addiction Services, In House Addictions Services, Culture Programs
Free The Spirit Consulting Services Inc. – Consulting Services

Free The Spirit Consulting Services Inc.

Consulting Services

Program Summary

Free the Spirit Consulting Services offers facilitation in the form of presentations, workshops, and short-term programs on personal development, cultural revitalization, and Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations. Their services provide personal development strategies and tools, understandings of Indigenous cultural worldviews and practices and on how to build better relations with others.
 

FSIN – First Nation Continuing Care Report: Programs, Services & Facilities in Saskatchewan

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)

First Nation Continuing Care Report: Programs, Services & Facilities in Saskatchewan

Resource Summary

The report was completed in 2014. It is an environmental scan of existing continuing care services and facilities in Saskatchewan and to identify the key issues relating to First Nations and their experiences with continuing care services in their reserve communities and in the towns and urban centres. It also includes recommendations to address some of the main gaps identified.

FSIN – Saskatchewan First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy Discussion Paper

Saskatchewan First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy Discussion Paper

Program Summary

The discussion paper marks the beginning of a process that will result in release of multifaceted, evidence informed First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy. The discussions informs on how to contribute to the process.
 

Eligible Recipients

Content available online for free.

FSIN – Suicide Prevention Strategy

Suicide Prevention Strategy

Resource Summary

The FSIN represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of the Treaties, as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.

Contact Information

Asimakaniseekan Askiy Reserve
Suite 100 – 103A Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4K4

PHONE 306.665.1215
FAX 306.244.4413
EMAIL info@fsin.com

Health Canada – FNIH – Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative (AHHRI)

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations Inuit Health (ISC – FNIH)

Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative (AHHRI)

Resource Summary

AHHRI provides training for community-based workers including Health managers to improve the quality and consistency of healthcare services provided in First Nations and Inuit Communities.

Recipients must provide community based workers with training in areas such as health promotion and disease prevention (e.g., addictions, mental health, early childhood education, diabetes) and provide First Nations Health Managers Certification training as offered by the First Nations Health Managers Association (with special considerations for Inuit Communities)

Eligible Recipients

Eligible First Nations and Inuit communities through contribution agreement funding.

Contact Information

Christine Holzer, Senior Program Officer
Policy Planning and Partnership, FNIH
306-780-7450
christine.holzer@hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Blood Borne Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BBSTI) – HIV/AIDS Program

Blood Borne Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BBSTI) - HIV/AIDS Program

Program Summary

BBSTI-HIV/AIDS program focuses on prevention, education, awareness and community capacity building, as well as facilitates access to quality diagnosis, care, treatment, and social support.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations on-reserve and/or Inuit living in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. Client population may change depending on the specific program element.
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Contact Information

Brett Dow, Regional HIV/STI/BBP Coordinator
306-934-3000
brett.dow@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI)

Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI)

Program Summary

COHI is a program that strives to improve and maintain the oral health of First Nation’s living on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities at a level comparable to other Canadian living in similar situations. The program delivers and/or manages a broad range of oral health activities including dental disease prevention, promotion of good oral health practices and basic clinical services. Elements include:
• Service Delivery
• Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

 

Eligible Recipients

First Nations living on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities, children 0-7 years of age, their parents and caregivers and pregnant women.

Contact Information

Mary-Lou Sanderson, Team Lead/Program Manager
306-953-8688
mary-lou.sanderson@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Chronic Disease Prevention and Management: Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management: Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

Program Summary

Programming aims to reduce Type 2 Diabetes through health promotion and disease prevention programs, services and activities delivered by community diabetes workers and health service providers. The funding provides training and continuing education to community diabetes prevention workers and health professionals, and increases community access and capacity to deliver diabetes prevention programs and services. Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative program pillars includes food security.

Eligible Recipients

Program clients include First Nations on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities.

Contact Information

Sara Langley, Regional Nutritionist
306-780-5791
Sara.Langley@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Southern First Nations

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Southern First Nations

Program Summary

Provides up to $100,000 annually for community-based or regional research and action oriented projects. This program creates an opportunity for First Nations to engage with their communities and/or regions in monitoring, research, assessment, and discussion in order to develop local and/or regional adaptation action plans to reduce health risks caused by a changing climate.

Eligible Recipients

All southern First Nation communities are eligible for funding. Southern is defined as being located
south of 60N.

  • Individuals, Band Councils, Tribal Councils and Associations, First Nation organizations and governments of self‑governing First Nation.
  • Non-government and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations that work on behalf or in partnership with First Nation communities. The community must identify them as partners in the research.

Contact Information

Erin Myers, Senior Program Officer
Climate Change and Health Adaptation
Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations and Inuit Health
613-291-3887
cchap-pccas@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Communicable Disease Control

Communicable Disease Control

Program Summary

In order to implement the CDC program under the terms and conditions of the Arrangement, the Recipient shall carry out the activities set out in section 4 (activities) of this Program Plan to achieve the following objectives:

1. provide primary prevention through provision of immunization against vaccine- preventable diseases;
2. monitor communicable disease cases reported by physicians, hospitals, and other health care agencies;
3. collect routine immunization coverage rates according to provincial/territorial routine immunization schedules;
4. provide interventions, including counselling, treatment, therapy, referral, follow-up, inspection, infection control and outbreak management in relation to communicable diseases;
5. provide screening and follow-up services where appropriate;
6. provide professional consultation and continuing education to physicians, nurse practitioners and other community- based workers; and
7. encourage and enable research that will contribute to the reduction of communicable diseases among First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations on-reserve and/or Inuit living in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. Client population may change depending on the specific program element.

Contact Information

Michelle Allard-Johnson, Regional Immunization Coordinator
306-780-3116
michelle.allard-johnson@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Communicable Disease Emergencies (CDE) – Pandemic Influenza

Communicable Disease Emergencies (CDE) - Pandemic Influenza

Program Summary

CDE initiative is responsible for ensuring that the special considerations and needs of First Nations communities are reflected in overall pandemic influenza planning, for which the Public Health Agency of Canada is the lead. In First Nation communities, the initiative supports the development, strengthening and testing of community pandemic plans. In the event of an influenza pandemic, it also supports communities’ responses.

Eligible Recipients

On-reserve First Nations communities.

Contact Information

Deborah Kupchancko, Director Health Protection Division
306-780-3205
deborah.kupchanko@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Dental Therapy

Dental Therapy

Program Summary

This program supports and complements the Children’s Oral Health Initiative. Dental Therapy strives to improve, and ultimately maintain the oral health of First Nations living on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities at a level comparable to other Canadians living in similar conditions. Service provided federally or by band-employed dental therapists.

Eligible Recipients

In most FNIH regions dental therapists serve all members of a community. Where there are associated with COHI, their target clientele is children aged 0-7, their parents and caregivers, and pregnant women.

Contact Information

Mary-Lou Sanderson, Team Lead/Program Manager
306-953-8688
mary-lou.sanderson@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – e-Health Info Structure

e-Health Info Structure

Program Summary

The e-Health Info structure program supports the use of health technology to enable First Nation and Inuit community front line healthcare providers to improve people’s health through innovative e-Health partnerships, technologies, tools and services. It focuses on the strategic investment in the adoption of modern systems of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for the purpose of defining, collecting, communicating, managing, disseminating, and using data to enable better access, quality and productivity in the health and health care of First Nations.

Eligible Recipients

Clients are health professional in on-reserve health facilities who use e-Health Info structure equipment, systems and applications to improve the quality of, and access to, health care programs and services for First Nations, community health workers, program managers and administrators, and First Nation community members themselves.

Contact Information

Normen Ducharme, Manager of eHealth Info structure Program
306-780-8418
normen.ducharme@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Environmental Health Research Program (EHRP)

Environmental Health Research Program (EHRP)

Program Summary

The program assists First Nations and Inuit communities in developing capacity to work with governments, agencies, academia and other organizations to incorporate both scientific and Traditional Knowledge in environmental health studies and outreach materials. The program provides funding for community-based research programs and conducts research, monitoring, surveillance, laboratory and field studies related to environmental health.

Eligible Recipients

EHRP works with First Nations and Inuit communities and organizations and provides funding for environmental health research under various program elements described above.

Health Canada – FNIH – Environmental Public Health Program (EPHP)

Environmental Public Health Program (EPHP)

Program Summary

EPHP is delivered in First Nations communities south of 60⁰ by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) employed by Health Canada or First Nation communities and/or Tribal Councils. Key programming includes environmental public health assessments (e.g., public health inspections, investigations, drinking water quality monitoring), training, and public education and awareness.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations communities and individuals (on-reserve) south of 60⁰.

Contact Information

Tim Bonish, Regional Manager, Environmental Public Health Services
306-780-5434
tim.bonish@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – First Nations and Inuit Health Services Accreditation

First Nations and Inuit Health Services Accreditation

Program Summary

The accreditation initiative supports First Nations and Inuit health services as they apply national standards to improve the quality of health care. Funding assists First nations and Inuit organizations to engage I the accreditation process and uses standards of excellence related to sustainable governance, effective organization, service excellence and positive client experience.

Eligible Recipients

The target populations for the First Nations and Inuit Health Services Accreditation initiative are First Nations and Inuit health organizations.

Health Canada – FNIH – First Nation and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

First Nation and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

Program Summary

Individuals experiencing distress can reach experienced crisis intervention counsellors by calling the toll free number. Services are available in both English, French, and callers may also inquire about the availability of service in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation and Inuit young people and adults

Contact Information

1-855-242-3310

Health Canada – FNIH – Healthy Child Development – Maternal Child Health, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, FASD and Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

Healthy Child Development - Maternal Child Health, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, FASD and Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

Program Summary

Programming in this area relates to promotion of healthy pregnancies and the health of infants and young children and focuses on prenatal nutrition, maternal and child health and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Elements include:

  • Home Visiting
  • Screening, Education and Counselling
  • Case Management
  • Integrating Culture into Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Evidence and Capacity Development
  • Coordination and Integration

Aboriginal Head Star on-Reserve (AHSOR) funds early childhood intervention strategies that support the health and developmental needs of First Nations children from birth to age six, and their families. The goal is to support programming that is designed and delivered by First Nations communities in an effort to meet their unique needs. Elements include:

  • Culture and Language
  • Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Social Support
  • Parental and Family Involvement

Eligible Recipients

Primary target populations are pregnant First Nations and Inuit women, mothers and their infants and young children (ages 0-6 years), who live on-reserve or in Inuit communities, particularly those identified as high risk. Secondary target group includes First Nations and Inuit women of childbearing age on-reserve or in the North.

Contact Information

Michelle Korbo
Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
306-780-7449
michelle.korbo@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Health Facilities and Capital Program (HFCP)

Health Facilities and Capital Program (HFCP)

Program Summary

The program provides funds to eligible recipients for capital investments towards First Nations and Inuit Health Facilities and associated lands. The HFCP supports the construction, acquisition, leasing, operation and maintenance of nursing stations, health centres, health stations, health offices, treatment centres, staff residences, and operational support buildings and the remediation or management of associated environmental and Occupational Health & Safety issues.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations and Inuit communities and health facility staff and other health facility workers, such as visiting specialists.

Health Canada – FNIH – Health Planning and Management

Health Planning and Management

Program Summary

This program supports the enhancement of capacity for First Nations and Inuit in order to engage in, and control the design of, management and delivery of their health programs and services. It encourages the development and delivery of health programs and services through program planning and management. It also supports the on-going health system improvement by embedding quality improvement activities into health programs and services through various methods such as accreditation and the evaluation of health programs.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations and Inuit communities, District and Tribal Councils, First Nations Health Boards, health organizations and corporations.

Contact Information

Victims Fund Manager
Telephone: General Victims Fund: 613.941.4193
pb-dgp@justice.gc.ca
Programs Branch
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H8

Health Canada – FNIH – Health Research and Engagement

Health Research and Engagement

Program Summary

Health research activities support the improvement of:

  • quality and quantity of Aboriginal health data, research, and information;
  • development, advancement, distribution, and knowledge translation of Aboriginal health information;
  • capacity of First Nations and Inuit to generate and access Aboriginal health information.

Eligible Recipients

  • First Nations Bands, District, Tribal Councils and Associations;
  • Inuit Associations, Councils and Hamlets;
  • Canadian National Aboriginal organizations;
  • non-governmental and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations;
  • educational institutions and hospitals and treatment centres;
  • Municipal, provincial and territorial governments and Health Authorities and Health agencies.
Health Canada – FNIH – Home and Community Care

Home and Community Care

Program Summary

Home and Community Care is a coordinated system of home and community-based health care services that enable First Nations and Inuit people of all ages with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly to receive the care they need in their homes and communities. It is primarily delivered by home care registered nurses and trained and certified personnel care workers.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations and Inuit people with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly. First Nations and Inuit of any age:

  • who live in a First Nations reserve community (or in a First Nations community North of 60) or Inuit settlement;
  • who have undergone a formal assessment of continuing care service needs and have been assessed as requiring one or more of the essential services; and
  • who have access to services which can be provided with reasonable safety to the client and caregiver, within established standards, policies and regulations for service practice.

Contact Information

Thea Jacobs, Regional Home and Community Care Coordinator
306-780-6559
Thea.jacobs@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support

Program Summary

This program provides mental health and emotional supports to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families before, during and after their participation in Settlement Agreement processes including: Common Experience Payments, the Independent Assessment Process, Truth and Reconciliation Commission events and Commemoration activities.

Eligible Recipients

Program clients include all former Indian Residential School students, regardless of status or place of residence within Canada.

Contact Information

Jeremy Shaw, Team Leader and Manager, Mental Health and Addictions – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
306-780-8392
jeremy.shaw@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (Building Healthy Communities Mental Health Crisis Management and Brighter Futures)

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (Building Healthy Communities Mental Health Crisis Management and Brighter Futures)

Program Summary

This program provides funding to First Nations and Inuit communities so that they may address broad wellness issues through programs focused on mental health, child development, crisis intervention, solvent abuse, and youth suicide. Funding flexibility allows communities to allocate resources to meet local needs and priorities, address gaps, and work towards a cohesive and holistic community health program.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations and Inuit including: infants, children, youth and parents.

Contact Information

Dawn Sinclair
Team Leader and Manager, Mental Health and Addictions – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
306-780-8392
dawn.sinclair@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Mental Wellness and Addictions – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Mental Wellness and Addictions - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Resource Summary

FNIH has facilitators trained in ASIST. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Eligible Recipients

All First Nations

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

Dawn Sinclair
A/Team Leader and Manager, Mental Health and Addictions
306-780-8392
dawn.sinclair@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Mental Wellness and Addictions – Mental Health First Aid (First Nation)

Mental Wellness and Addictions - Mental Health First Aid (First Nation)

Program Summary

FNIH has facilitators trained in Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Eligible Recipients

All First Nations

Contact Information

Dawn Sinclair
A/Team Leader and Manager, Mental Health and Addictions
306-780-8392
dawn.sinclair@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Mental Wellness and Addictions – Safe Talk

Mental Wellness and Addictions - Safe Talk

Program Summary

FNIH has facilitators trained in safeTALK. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Eligible Recipients

All First Nations

Contact Information

Dawn Sinclair
A/Team Leader and Manager, Mental Health and Addictions
306-780-8392
dawn.sinclair@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

Program Summary

The NIHB Program provides benefit coverage to eligible registered First Nations and recognized Inuit regardless of their residency. Eligible benefits under the Program supplement private insurance, provincial/territorial health and social programs, and include pharmacy, dental care, vision care, medical supplies and equipment, short-term crisis intervention mental health counselling, and medical transportation to access medically required health services not available on-reserve or in the community of residence.

Eligible Recipients

Registered First Nations and recognized Inuit in Canada

Contact Information

Andrea Reynoldson
a/Director, NIHB
306-780-5416
andrea.reynoldson@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Primary Care – Clinical and Client Care

Primary Care - Clinical and Client Care

Resource Summary

Clinical and Client Care consists of essential health care services directed towards First Nations individuals, living primarily in remote and isolated communities, which enable them to receive the clinical care they need in their home communities. Physician visits and hospital in-patient, ambulatory and emergency services are components of Clinical and Client Care services provided in some First Nations communities.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations on-reserve of any age. Services may be provided to non-First Nations clients where these services are not otherwise readily available.

Contact Information

Katherine Hennessy
Director, Primary Care & Clinical Services
306-780-6376
Katherine.Hennessy@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Respiratory Infections – Tuberculosis (TB) Program

Respiratory Infections - Tuberculosis (TB) Program

Program Summary

The Tuberculosis (TB) program aims to reduce the incidence of TB disease in First Nations and Inuit communities to 3.6 cases per 100,000 by 2015, in keeping with Canada’s national goal. The goal is to assure equitable access to timely diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for those exposed to and diagnosed with TB.
The program aims to reduce the incidence and burden of TB disease in First Nations on-reserve through strong partnerships that support the visions of sustainable, equitable and effective TB prevention and control. The program supports the development of culturally appropriate education and awareness materials, along with community education campaigns to increase awareness of TB and reduce the stigma associated with the disease.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations on-reserve and/or Inuit living in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. Client population may change depending on the specific program element.

Contact Information

Celine Czernick, Regional TB Coordinator
306-780-5932
Celine.Czernick@canada.ca

Health Canada – FNIH – Security Services

Security Services

Resource Summary

FNIH may fund First Nations and Inuit for the planning and delivery of security services activities towards FNIH funded health facilities to support the establishment of a safe and secure workplace environment for health practitioners providing services in nursing stations and other health facilities on-reserve land across the country. This funding is provided for the recruitment, training and retention of security guards by First Nations communities.

Eligible Recipients

Nurses and other health staff providing services in First Nations communities across the country.

 

Health Canada – FNIH – Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Program Summary

This program provides a range of community-based prevention and treatment services and supports. Community-based programming includes prevention, health promotion, early identification and intervention, referral, aftercare and follow-up services in more than 550 First Nations and Inuit Communities.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities.

Contact Information

Dawn Sinclair
A/Team Leader and Manager, Mental Health and Addictions
306-780-8392
dawn.sinclair@canada.ca

Indigenous Services Canada – Regional Operations (ISC – RO) – Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples

Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP)

Program Summary

More than half of Indigenous peoples in Canada live in urban centres. Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP ) was created in 2017, based on feedback received during the engagement on the Urban Aboriginal Strategy that took place in 2016.

UPIP is designed to assist First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis living in or transitioning to urban centres. An urban centre is considered to be an urban area having a population of at least 1,000 people and a population density of no fewer than 400 people per square kilometre. Funding is also available for organizations that serve rural and northern areas that act as hubs for those living on reserves or in smaller northern settlements.

UPIP has four streams of funding:

  1. organizational capacity
  2. programs and services
  3. coalitions
  4. research and innovation

The Government of Canada will provide $53 million each year to UPIP, beginning in 2017-2018.

Eligible Recipients

Each stream of UPIP funding has its own eligibility requirements. Common requirements for all streams include:

recipients must be located in an urban centre
all initiatives and projects must advance the objectives of Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples
In addition, all non-Indigenous organizations, including municipal governments, health and education authorities and institutions, require demonstrated support from Indigenous organizations or Indigenous community groups to be eligible for funding.

Application Deadline

July 14, 2017

Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre – Indigenous Health Research Projects
Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre

Indigenous Health Research Projects

Program Summary

Our mandate is to develop capacity for community-based Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan and to create networks of Indigenous health researchers regionally, nationally, and internationally. We strive to create an ethical environment in research that supports Indigenous community-based definitions and solutions to health while acknowledging Indigenous models/methods of health and informing government policies and practices.

Current Projects:

  • Iyiniw-Oskâtisak Pamihisowak: Using Indigenous Knowledge for a Healthier Aboriginal Youth
  • Kitinikêwin Misiwanacihisowin: Researching Arts-Based Wellness Promotion for Suicide Prevention Among Aboriginal Youth
Jessie Thistle – The Homeless Hub

Jessie Thistle

The Homeless Hub

Program Summary

Jessie is a Metis-Cree and has overcome addiction and life on the street to become a leading voice on intergenerational trauma. Metis Centre of Excellence, National Representative for Aboriginal Homelessness at Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and Independent Historical Researcher.
 

Eligible Recipients

All First Nations

 

Contact Information

thehub@edu.york.ca

Kansas University – Community Tool Box Training Online

Kansas University

Community Tool Box Training Online

Program Summary

Online course available at no cost to support community health assessment and community health improvement work.
 

Eligible Recipients

Courses are intended for:

  • Staff from state and local health departments
  • Hospital staff and those in community benefit programs
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Community leaders and members
Kwanlin Dun First Nation – Jackson Lake Wellness Team (Land Based Therapy)

Kwanlin Dun First Nation

Jackson Lake Wellness Team (Land Based Therapy)

Program Summary

Kwanlin Dün has been delivering wellness and therapeutic programs to a diverse community of people for about 25 years. We set up the Jackson Lake Wellness Team to help expand our land and culture-based programs and services. The Team includes a Mental Wellness Team Coordinator; a Clinical Counsellor; a Cultural Counsellor ; and 2 Community Outreach Workers. Our staff work in partnership with other Yukon First Nations and Yukon wellness service providers.
Our program is based on First Nation cultural ways of healing but also includes clinical approaches. It is open to all Yukon people, First Nations and non-First Nations.
In addition, multi-year funding from Health Canada will allow us to implement cultural and clinical programs and services focused on:

  • prevention
  • community based options for treatment and
  • aftercare support.
  • This broad scope of services will improve the long-term success of participants in the multi-week land-based programs.
    The prevention and short-term cultural and land-based options will also provide opportunities to people that want help but are not able to go out on the land for four weeks.
     

Kwey-Kway Consulting – Lateral Violence Education and Training

Kwey-Kway Consulting

Lateral Violence Education and Training

Program Summary

Kwey-Kway Consulting offers multiple workshops on Lateral Violence education and training: It Takes a Village…Working Together Towards Healing and Lateral Violence to Kindness Strengthening Community Through Reflection and Connection
 

Contact Information

Denise Findlay
778-772-0368

Mental Health Commission of Canada – Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Program Summary

Mental Health Commission of Canada website provides detailed information relating to various aspects of Mental Health in Canada including: Mental Health Strategies, mental health and substance abuse, school based resources, resources for diversity groups including First Nations, Inuit & Métis, etc.

Ministry of Justice (Province of Saskatchewan) – Northern Alcohol Strategy
Ministry of Justice (Province of Saskatchewan)

Northern Alcohol Strategy

Program Summary

The Northern Alcohol Strategy (NAS) team will work with Northern First Nations to develop a Community-Owned Alcohol Management Plan to address alcohol use in the community. They will support the community in maintaining a plan and begin to work with members to think differently about alcohol and it’s effects and can measure progress at the same time.
 

Eligible Recipients

Northern First Nations
 

Contact Information

Carla CP-JU Frohaug – Carla.Frohaug@gov.sk.ca

Joan CP-JU Johnson – Joan.Johnson@gov.sk.ca

Harold JU Johnson – Harold.Johnson@gov.sk.ca

Miyupimaatisiun Chisasibi Wellness – Land Based Healing Program

Miyupimaatisiun Chisasibi Wellness

Land Based Healing Program

Program Summary

The Land Based Healing Model for Nishiiyuu (LBHM) is a healing and wellness program implemented and delivered on the hunting territory of each Cree community. The Chisasibi mission is to strengthen the ability of participants to lead a healthy, fulfilling and resilient life. Elders stress that the land and cultural traditions have healing power that can enable individuals in distress deal with pain and self-hurt. Ultimately we aim to improve the mental health of individuals so that they can effectively participate in the life of their family and community and make positive contributions to the collective development of their Nation.
 

Follow a group of youth on their journey to healing and learn about Cree ways of living a good life. Shot in Eeyou Istchee, James Bay, northern Quebec:

Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) – Spring and Fall Grants

Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)

Spring and Fall Grants

Program Summary

Support outcome oriented project that focus on:

  • conserving ecologically or recreationally important places
  • inspiring and enabling people to experience nature and be active outdoors in one or more of the following core activities that MEC supports: cycling, hiking, camping, running, climbing, paddling, yoga, skiing and snowshoeing

Eligible Recipients

Impactful and strategic grassroots, not-for-profit organizations (registered charitable status is not required) and First Nation Communities. Must be a member of MEC.
 

Application Deadline

March 19th and September 11th, 2018
 

Nike – N7 Fund

Nike

N7 Fund

Program Summary

Grant Funding available for programs with a sport or physical activity focus serving Aboriginal Communities. Program participants must be youth.
 

Eligible Recipients

In Canada, must be a non-profit entity or a registered First Nation.

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health – NCCAH Webinars
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

NCCAH Webinars

Program Summary

A series of recorded webinars on factors impacting health and wellness for First Nations. Topics include Anti-Aboriginal Racism in Canada: A Social Determinant of Health, Cultural Safety for Indigenous Peoples: A Determinant of Health and Re-thinking Family Violence: Centering Indigenous Knowledges.
 

Native Women’s Association of Canada – You Are Not Alone
Native Women’s Association of Canada

You Are Not Alone

Program Summary

Toolkit of resources for aboriginal women escaping domestic violence. The toolkit includes:

  • 2017 NWAC You Are Not Alone Community Resource Guide – Where to Get Support
  • 2016 NWAC You Are Not Alone Facilitator’s Guide
  • 2015 NWAC You Are Not Alone Handbook
  • 2015 NWAC Who’s Who Resource Guide
  • 2015 NWAC You Are Not Alone Safety Plan

You Are Not Alone Video
 

Eligible Recipients

Available for download from the NWAC website: https://nwac.ca/policy-areas/violence-prevention-and-safety/you-are-not-alone/

New Directions – The Opikihiwawin Program

New Directions

The Opikihiwawin Program

Program Summary

The Opikihiwawin program provided by New Directions in Winnipeg provides cultural education, supports and advocacy to Aboriginal adoptees and foster people in all stages of their lives.
 

Contact Information

1st Floor 717 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba
8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
204 786-7051
Opikihiwawin@newdirections.mb.ca

NWT On the Land Collaborative – NWT On The Land Collaborative

NWT On the Land Collaborative

NWT On The Land Collaborative

Program Summary

The Collaborative has representatives from government, charities, corporations, and other partners to combine efforts and make it easier for communities to access money and resources for on the land projects.

This Collaborative aims to increase and leverage funding and resources from diverse partners to better support communities and organizations delivering on the land programming and to celebrate the strength of communities as they have experiences on the land.
 

Contact Information

John B. Zoe – Tłı̨chǫ Region
867-445-2475
johnbzoe@tlicho.com

Outward Bound Canada – Indigenous Programs

Outward Bound Canada

Indigenous Youth & Adult Programs

Program Summary

Outward Bound Canada’s programs for Indigenous youth and young adults combine the philosophy of Outward Bound with the values and teachings reflected in Canadian Indigenous cultures and communities. For more than 25 years, Outward Bound Canada has worked with various Indigenous communities and organizations to help develop inspiring and valuable programs. Outward Bound’s programs for Indigenous youth and adults are guided by the following principles:

  • Community-driven: direction and goals are established by our community partners.
  • Culturally-grounded: built on the particular cultural strengths, traditions and values of the communities we serve.
  • Capacity-building: create lasting value and build capacity for our community partners.
  • Deep collaboration: we aspire to build authentic partnerships that support the long-term development goals of Indigenous communities.

Eligible Recipients

Our programs for Indigenous youth and adults are designed to offer a unique opportunity for individuals to participate in Outward Bound Canada adventures across the country. These programs provide Indigenous youth and adults with the chance to join their peers for transformational experiences geared towards bringing about positive change in their own lives.

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

If you are interested in applying to our Indigenous Youth Leadership or Adult Program, please contact our Admissions Team, for more information:

702-170 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1T9
1.888.688.9273 Ext. 222
admissions@outwardbound.ca

Parachute – Injury Prevention Resources

Parachute

Injury Prevention Resources

Program Summary

Parachute is a national organization committed to preventing injuries. The website includes a number of downloadable resources on the following topics:
– Car Seats
– Concussions
– Drowning Prevention
– Helmets
– Home Safety
– Pedestrian Safety
– Poison Prevention
– Rail Safety
– Sports Safety
– Bicycle Safety
 

Eligible Recipients

Website downloads are no cost
 

Contact Information

150 Eglinton Ave East Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E8
647-776-5100
Toll-free: 1-888-537-7777
info@parachutecanada.org

PotashCorp and Agrium – Community Investment

PotashCorp and Agrium

Community Investment

Program Summary

Supporting projects and initiatives to improve quality of life in the following priority areas:

  • Food Security
  • Education and Training
  • Community Building
  • Health and Wellness
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Arts and Culture

New Website Information

PotashCorp and Agrium have combined in a merger of equals to create a new company, called Nutrien, creating a world-class integrated global supplier of crop inputs. For information about Nutrien and Nutrien’s Community Investment program please visit https://www.nutrien.com/sustainability/community-investment.

Prairie Spirit Connections – Awakening Your Spirit

Prairie Spirit Connections

Awakening Your Spirit

Program Summary

Awakening your Spirit supports and help women maintain a holistic lifestyle through various knowledge based information. Awakening your Spirit also incorporates the opportunity to participate in cultural teachings and ceremonies, classroom and group activities, opportunity to speak with Elders, as well as individual counselling. Each person is treated with kindness and compassion honoring the integrity of all.

The program objectives include the intervention model which is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, the Medicine Wheel, and Tipi Teachings encompassing on personal self-care. The model focuses on utilizing traditional and cultural principles to adapt to the women’s outlook, attitudes, and behavior. This program will also work with ceremony to bring balance with their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual components.
 

Eligible Recipients

Based in Regina
 

Contact Information

809 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0R5
306.525.9682
prairiespiritconnections@gmail.com

Prairie Spirit Connections – Mending the Family Circle

Mending the Family Circle

Program Summary

Prairie Spirit Connections Inc. in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Services has developed a 14-week reunification program that focuses on work to reunite families separated by imbalance in lifestyles, culture, and identity.

The intervention model is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, the Medicine Wheel, Tipi Teachings in search of your Warrior Spirit, as well as basic life skills. The model focuses on utilizing traditional and cultural principles to modify the individual’s outlook, attitudes and behavior. The program uses ceremony to bring the families into balance with their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual components. The program objectives include a culturally appropriate intervention model, training curriculum, modules, and lesson plans in creating self-sustaining families as well as respectful relationships between participants and community agencies.

The program will consist of:
• a four-day healing camp,
• three days of classroom instruction per week,
• ceremonies throughout the 14 weeks,
• one support visit per week,
• one family day per month (parents and children),
• one case management per month,
• working closely with the Ministry of Social Services and other community organizations.

 

Eligible Recipients

Based in Regina

Contact Information

809 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0R5
306.525.9682
prairiespiritconnections@gmail.com

Prairie Spirit Connections – Self-Care for Women

Self-Care for Women

Program Summary

The primary focus for Self-Care is to assist women to feel proud of themselves, create connections with other women, learn about and access available services in the community, and encourage each other to embrace their life with confidence. Prairie Spirit Connections Inc. will assist women by offering programs and services to guide each woman in reconnecting with their cultural and traditional lifestyle, work on barriers through discussion, as well as do activities that are shaped and dedicated to the women who participate in self-care. Self-Care helps women support and maintain a holistic lifestyle through various activities and knowledge based information. Self-Care incorporates the opportunity to participate in cultural teachings, ceremonies, and classroom and group activities, as well as giving women the opportunity to speak with Elders and participate in individual counselling. Each person is treated with kindness, caring, and we honor the integrity of all. We use a strength-based approach, building on their inherent positive strengths in helping each woman.
 

Eligible Recipients

Based in Regina

Contact Information

809 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0R5
306.525.9682
prairiespiritconnections@gmail.com

Prairie Spirit Connections – Tending the Fire

Tending the Fire

Program Summary

The primary focus of Tending the Fire is to assist Fathers by offering programs and services to help them reconnect with their traditional and cultural heritage, as well as helping with life’s barriers while preparing them for a holistic healing journey.
 

Eligible Recipients

Based in Regina

Contact Information

809 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0R5
306.525.9682
prairiespiritconnections@gmail.com

Prince Albert Grand Council – Holistic Wellness Centre

Prince Albert Grand Council

Holistic Wellness Centre

Program Summary

The program is based on a holistic treatment model. Using the cornerstones of treatment, spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally, as well as using the concept of “living therapy” where treatment of care is integrated into all interactions in which individuals/families and communities participate.
Services – Education and Training Programs such as asset mapping, self-esteem, mental health first aid, co-dependency, anger education, assertiveness, case management, relationships, conflict, gambling, etc.
Drug Talks such as marijuana, mushrooms, acid/LSD, salvia, cocaine/crack, How do you become addicted, etc.
Suicide Education and Awareness – suicide talk, safeTalk, The Courage to Heal, ASIST, The Power to Prevent Suicide, etc.

– Evening Self Help Groups
– Community Outreach/Prevention
– Youth Initiatives
– Mental Wellness Team
– Family Based Interventions
– Residential Treatment
 

Contact Information

851 23rd Street West
P.O. Box 1775
Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T3
306-953-7283

Public Health Agency of Canada – Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC)

Public Health Agency of Canada

Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC)

Program Summary

AHSUNC focuses on early childhood development (ECD) for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and their families living off-reserve. It supports the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development of Aboriginal children, while supporting their parents and guardians as their primary teachers.
Projects typically provide structured half-day preschool experiences for Aboriginal children focused on six program components: Aboriginal culture and language; education and school readiness; health promotion; nutrition; social support and parental involvement.
 

Eligible Recipients

Services and/or supports for children from age 3 to 5 years, and their families living off-reserve.

Contact Information

Carmen Bresch
a/Team Lead
306-780-8313
carmen.bresch@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada – Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

Program Summary

The goals of the CPNP are to improve maternal-infant health, increase the rates of healthy birth weights, and to promote and support breastfeeding. The program also aims to promote the creation of partnerships within communities and strengthen community capacity to increase support for vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers.
 

Eligible Recipients

PHAC funds CPNP projects off-reserve.
 

Contact Information

Carmen Bresch
a/Team Lead
306-780-8313
carmen.bresch@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada – Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

Program Summary

CAPC sites partner with other organizations in order to provide locations where families can connect with their local community and obtain information, referrals and access to public health and social services.
 

Eligible Recipients

Projects are jointly managed with through a federal provincial committee for the region.

Contact Information

Carmen Bresch
a/Team Lead
306-780-8313
carmen.bresch@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada – Frequently Asked Questions on Mental Health Promotion

Frequently Asked Questions on Mental Health Promotion

Program Summary

This list of resources was compiled from Canadian, national level organizations with a mental health or Indigenous health mandate. All of the resources in the resource categorization sheet have been assessed for relevance.

Contact Information

Auralee Gettis
Analyst Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region
Public Health Agency of Canada
306-780-8347
auralee.gettis@hc-sc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada – Resources Database

Resource Database

Program Summary

This list of resources was compiled from Canadian, national level organizations with a mental health or Indigenous health mandate. All of the resources in the resource categorization sheet have been assessed for relevance.

Contact Information

Auralee Gettis
Analyst Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region
Public Health Agency of Canada
306-780-8347
auralee.gettis@hc-sc.gc.ca

Public Safety Canada – Aboriginal Community Safety Development Contribution Program

Public Safety Canada

Aboriginal Community Safety Development Contribution Program

Program Summary

This program provides contributions to Aboriginal organizations (on and off-reserve) and Aboriginal governments to develop tailored approaches to community safety that are responsive to the concerns, priorities and unique circumstances of Aboriginal communities. Becoming more responsive requires engaging Aboriginal communities in identifying issues and developing solutions; building the capacity of Aboriginal communities to develop and deliver projects; addressing funding issues; and ensuring that relevant programs are adaptable to the diverse needs of Aboriginal communities. Focus is the safety needs of Aboriginal women and girls.
This will be accomplished by supporting three broad activities:
• developing community capacity, both through training and information/knowledge dissemination; (knowledge building, knowledge sharing, direct training);
• supporting communities to develop community safety plans; and/or
• supporting community-based pilot projects designed to explore and implement holistic, Aboriginal healing models responding to the safety needs of Aboriginal women and girls. (implementation readiness and implementation)

Eligible Recipients

• Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations (on and off-reserve, First Nation, non-status Indian, Métis, Inuit and urban);
• Aboriginal governments;
• Aboriginal communities; and
• Canadian universities and colleges.

Contact Information

Angela Valley
Program Development Officer, Aboriginal Community Safety Unit
Crime Prevention and Aboriginal Community Safety Division Public Safety Canada
613-948-0362
angela.vallely@canada.ca

Royal Bank of Canada – Youth Mental Health Project

Royal Bank of Canada

Youth Mental Health Project

Program Summary

RBC funds programs that address youth and family’s immediate need to access mental health services, a critical area identified by parents, youth and experts in the field. Funding is focused on
Navigation Programs
Technology Based Solutions

Eligible Recipients

Registered Charities and Qualified Donees

Contact Information

Visit the RBC Website

Red Cross – First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Partnerships with Canadian Red Cross

Red Cross

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Partnerships with Canadian Red Cross

Program Summary

When invited by a First Nation, Metis, or Inuit group, Red Cross can work with communities to help increase resources in areas such as: becoming stronger and more healthy, become better prepared for disasters and social emergencies (suicide, alcohol, abuse, etc), and to recover faster with increased resiliency. They can help communities develop action plans or address a specific emergency concern. Red Cross can provide training in First Aid, crisis management, and trauma management to volunteers and staff.
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nation, Metis, or Inuit groups
 

Contact Information

Rod Orr, Manager
Rod.Orr@redcross.ca

John Hallliday (North/Central/West areas)
John.Halliday@redcross.ca

Sue Laflamme (East/Central/North areas)
sue.laflamme@redcross.ca

Justine Antoine-Roy (Indigenous Outreach)
Justine.Antoine-Roy@redcross.ca

Georgiana Schuring (Regina)
Georgiana.Schuring@redcross.ca

Sask Sports – Aboriginal Community Sport Grant Program (ACSGP)

Sask Sports Inc.

Aboriginal Community Sport Grant Program (ACSGP)

Resource Summary

The purpose of the Aboriginal Community Sport Grant Program (ACSGP) is to provide greater sport participation and development opportunities for Aboriginal youth in Saskatchewan, especially youth living in urban, rural, on-reserve, isolated and northern communities.

Eligible Recipients

For eligibility requirements, refer to the program guidelines and/or contact a support organization listed on page 3 of the Community Sport for Children and Youth Planning Toolkit. Completing this workbook and the worksheets will assist you with the grant application process for this grant as well as other funding programs.

Application Deadline

Eligible organizations in Saskatoon and Regina are encouraged to apply directly to Sask Sport throughout the year. Please note: rural applicants are encouraged to contact their District representative to determine the deadline dates in their respective area. The district information can be found HERE.

Contact Information

Amy Shipley, Community Development Consultant
510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7
Phone: 306-975-0819 | Fax: (306) 242-8007

Wanda Cameron, Funding Consultant
510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7
Phone: (306) 975-0810 | Fax: (306) 242-8007

Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being – Healthy Schools and Communities Grant
Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being

Healthy Schools and Communities Grant

Program Summary

Grant Funding is available for activities related to the Provincial Youth Provincial Health Survey report of local school survey reports
 

Eligible Recipients

Schools and Communities that participated in the Youth Health Survey and schools and communities that did not participate in the Youth Health Survey may apply for grant funding for activities that relate to either the individual school report or the provincial report.
 

Contact Information

Shardelle Brown
Project Manager
639-635-3080
shardelle.brown@saskcancer.ca

Adel Panahi
Community Action Coordinator
639-635-3066
adel.panahi@usask.ca

Ryan Flett
Research Officer
639-635-3068
ryan.flett@usask.ca

Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being – Ideas for Action (Toolkits) for Mental Health, Nutrition and Tobacco

Ideas for Action (Toolkits) for Mental Health, Nutrition and Tobacco

Program Summary

Each subject area as a list of topics with links to online resources, teaching tools, etc.
 

Eligible Recipients

Toolkits available on the SAYCW website
 

Contact Information

Shardelle Brown
Project Manager
639-635-3080
shardelle.brown@saskcancer.ca

Adel Panahi
Community Action Coordinator
639-635-3066
adel.panahi@usask.ca

Ryan Flett
Research Officer
639-635-3068
ryan.flett@usask.ca

Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being – Youth Health Survey Saskatchewan Provincial Report Grades 7 to 12

Youth Health Survey Saskatchewan Provincial Report Grades 7 to 12

Program Summary

Participating schools had students in Grades 7 to 12 completed the a health survey. The results were analyzed by an epidemiologist and the reports were shared back to the infidel schools. Approximately 10 First Nation schools participated in the survey. The provincial report is available as a snapshot of youth well-being.
 

Eligible Recipients

Survey reports are accessible on the SAYCW website
 

Contact Information

Shardelle Brown
Project Manager
639-635-3080
shardelle.brown@saskcancer.ca

Adel Panahi
Community Action Coordinator
639-635-3066
adel.panahi@usask.ca

Ryan Flett
Research Officer
639-635-3068
ryan.flett@usask.ca

Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being – Youth Health Survey

Assistance for Victims and Survivors of Crime with Disabilities

Program Summary

Participating schools gave have students in Grade 7 to 12 complete a health survey and the results returned to them in a local-level report. The results are also part of the provincial report.
 

Eligible Recipients

All Schools
 

Contact Information

Shardelle Brown
Project Manager
639-635-3080
shardelle.brown@saskcancer.ca

Adel Panahi
Community Action Coordinator
639-635-3066
adel.panahi@usask.ca

Ryan Flett
Research Officer
639-635-3068
ryan.flett@usask.ca

SCPOR – Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research

Program Summary

The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) is a partnership of organizations that support patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan. SCPOR’s objectives are to:
• Identify and address the needs of patients and knowledge users by facilitating patient-oriented research;
• Provide multidisciplinary methodological expertise in patient-oriented research;
• Assist decision makers and investigators to identify and design research studies, conduct statistical analyses, manage data, provide and teach project management skills, and ensure studies meet regulatory standards;
• Advance methods and training in comparative effectiveness research and develop the next generation of methodologists;
• Facilitate access to Saskatchewan health data and integrate existing or new databases;
• Provide traineeships for University students interested in hands-on experience in patient-oriented research

Eligible Recipients

Does not provide funding.

Contact Information

St. Andrew’s College, Room 212
1121 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK
S7N 0W3
306 966-8745
scpor@usask.ca

Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute Inc. – It’s My Life – Youth Transitions Mobile App
Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute Inc. (SFNFCI)

It's My Life - Youth Transitions Mobile App

Program Summary

The app focuses on youth transitioning to adulthood and is designed to be used by youth and those working with youth. The app features 9 sections youth identified as important to research and discuss when making decisions and setting goals for transitioning to adulthood.

Eligible Recipients

Available to all as an online application.

Find the app on Google Play

Find the app for Apple devices in the App Store

Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute Inc. – SFNFCI

Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute Inc. (SFNCI)

Program Summary

The Institute is a professional services provider that works with a number of stakeholder groups as a result of strategic partnerships and collaborations addressing research, policy and standards development, along with training and professional development opportunities in First Nations Child Welfare. The Institute is NOT a front line agency that works directly in child prevention and protection.

Contact Information

211 – 2553 Grasswood Road East. Saskatoon, SK. S7T 1C8
306 373-2874
info@sfnfci.ca

Saskatchewan Government – Office of the Provincial Interlocutor – First nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund
Saskatchewan Government – Office of the Provincial Interlocutor

First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund

Program Summary

The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor supports qualifying projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations. Projects will be considered under the following categories:
– Safe Communities
– Strong Families
– Student Achievement
– Economic Growth
 

Eligible Recipients

– First Nations Band Council or Tribal Council,
– Métis Nation,
– First Nations or Métis representative organization,
– Aboriginal non-profit organization,
– Non-Aboriginal non-profit organization seeking partnerships with Aboriginal communities or whose programs/services benefit a primarily First Nations or Métis clientele, municipality,
– Government organizations
 

Contact Information

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor
306-798-0183
interlocutor@gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Health – Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

Saskatchewan Health

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

Program Summary

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) provides assistance to people with physical disabilities to live a more active and independent lifestyle. It also helps people in the management of certain chronic health conditions.
 

Eligible Recipients

Program is for individuals who are residents of Saskatchewan with a valid Saskatchewan Health Services Numbers and are referred for service by an authorized health care professional and not eligible though government agencies.
 

Contact Information

306-787-7121
Toll free: 1-888-787-8996
dp.sys.support@health.gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre – Traditional Parenting Workshop
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC)

Traditional Parenting Workshop

Program Summary

Annually SICC hosts a Traditional Parenting 2 Day Workshop. The workshop is held annually in different locations across the province.
 

Eligible Recipients

The workshop is aimed at those aged 30 and under. Majority of teachings are aimed at young women however young men are encouraged to attend. Registration is free.
 

Contact Information

305 – 2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1
306-244-1146
info@sicc.sk.ca

STOPS – Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS)

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence

Resource Summary

STOPS to Violence is a provincial network of individuals and organizations from across Saskatchewan including community, government, public and private sectors. They share the common desire to reduce interpersonal violence and abuse and build active, creative and engaged communities.

Contact Information

103-1102 8th Avenue
Regina, Sask.
S4R 1C9
306.565.3199
info@stopstoviolence.com

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – Garden Patch

Garden Patch

Program Summary

The Garden Patch is an garden on a vacant city lot. Groups, organizations, families and businesses can adopt a plot in the garden. The team tends to a few rows with all the supplies provided by the Garden Patch. The crop goes into the emergency food baskets provided by the foodbank. The garden patch also has 2 beehives located in it.
 

Eligible Recipients

Residents of Saskatoon and Area
 

Saskatoon Health Region – First Nations and Métis Health Service

Saskatoon Health Region

First Nations and Métis Health Service

Program Summary

Provide an integrated and culturally respectful approach to supporting the First Nations and Métis community. Provide links to health supports and help coordinate transportation, accommodation, meals and other issues that arise during admitting and discharge; provide links to traditional supports such as ceremonies and guidance; can help navigate the health system to support patient and families to better understand their conditions, medical procedures and care needs; and can help explain medical issues in Cree, Saulteaux and Dené so patients are better informed and are better able to participate in the decision-making process. Located at both St. Paul’s Hospital and Royal University Hospital.
 

Contact Information

Gabe Lafond, Director
Valerie Bradfield, Lead Consultant
St. Paul’s Hospital
306-655-0518

Royal University Hospital
306-655-0166

Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre – Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre

Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre

Program Summary

Offer programs for youth and adults including:
– drop-in volleyball and basketball
– Pow Wow Song & Dance
– Youth Centre
– Beading Class
– Regalia Class
– Fiddle Lessons
– Métis Flower Beadwork
– Guitar Lessons
– Genealogy Workshops
– Sash Weaving and Jigging Workshop
 

Contact Information

168 Wall Street

Saskatoon, Sk. S7K 1N4



306-244-0174
Fax – 306-664-2536
reception_simfc@shaw.ca

STARS – Operational Training

STARS

Operational Training

Program Summary

The Operational Outreach Program facilitates the exchange of information between STARS and the organizations we serve, ensuring the most effective patient care and transport possible.

Topics covered during an Operational Outreach session include:
◦How to access STARS;
◦Landing zone preparation and helicopter safety;
◦Preparing a patient for air medical transport.

The program is designed specifically for emergency and medical personnel including:
◦ Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians;
◦ Doctors;
◦ Nurses;
◦ Fire Departments;
◦ Police Departments;
◦ RCMP;
◦ Park Rangers;
◦ Search and Rescue Technicians;
◦ Industry Field Workers.
 

Contact Information

Operational Training – Calgary
403-516-4811
calgarycommunityed@stars.ca

Operational Training – Edmonton
780-890-3135
edmontoncommunityed@stars.ca

Operational Training – Grande Prairie
780-357-5061
gpcommunityed@stars.ca

Station 20 West – Community Enterprise Centre

Station 20 West

Community Enterprise Centre

Program Summary

Single location to access the follow services: housing, employment and economic development programs
improve access to good food and promote food security
A Mother’s Centre – where women meet to support one another home-based early childhood development program neighborhood health center community outreach and engagement office with the U of S work experience for young people through Boxcar Café
 

Eligible Recipients

Saskatoon West-side core neighbourhoods
 

Contact Information

1120 – 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 0Y8
306-343-9378
info@station20west.org

Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health – SWITCH Clinic
Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health

SWITCH Clinic

Program Summary

Switch is a student initiated and run health clinic. Patients are seen by students who are supervised by professionals. They offer walk-in professional, after-hours, holistic clinical services with mentors and students in multiple health disciplines. In addition, there is a medication assessment centre, nutritional meal, nutrition advice, traditional Elder and Healer, child minding, all ages homework help centre, at cost healthy snack bags and meals bags, assistance with transportation by taxi or bus, educational programming, community addictions and mental health outreach, referrals and resources, needle exchange and special events.
 

Contact Information

1528 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z6
306-956-2518

SUNCOR Energy Foundation – Community Investments

SUNCOR Energy Foundation

Community Investments

Program Summary

Suncor’s funding priorities reflect our commitment to be actively engaged in the development of sustainable communities in our key operating areas.

To help communities achieve greater sustainability, Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation invest in integrated initiatives that allow unconventional solutions to surface which are key to developing vibrant, sustainable communities — now and for generations to come.

Preference and priority is provided to initiatives that:
Involve multiple organizations and/or work across sectors or disciplines
Influence one or more program focus areas:
– Support the development of people, organizations and processes needed to address community issues
– Include a commitment to measure outcomes associated with the investment.
 

Eligible Recipients

Canadian registered charitable organizations and Non-Charitable Organizations.
 

TRiP – The Regina Intersectoral Partnership

TRiP

The Regina Intersectoral Partnership

Program Summary

The Regina Intersectoral Partnership (TRiP) is a three-component, multi-sector collaborative risk-driven initiative designed to improve community safety and well-being in Regina, Saskatchewan. These components include the 11 and Under Initiative (11UI), the twelve&up Initiative (twelve&up), and the Hub model. By focusing on coordinated service support, reduction of barriers to pro-social activities, and school engagement, both 11UI and twelve&up aim to generate risk reduction, and ultimately reduced vulnerability of children and their families. The Hub model is designed to identify situations of acutely-elevated risk, and rapidly mobilize interventions of support to prevent crises and harm. While 11UI and twelve&up are currently being implemented, TRiP’s application of the Hub model is still in development.

The Regina intersectoral Partnership is a shared commitment by multiple human service agencies to improve client outcomes through intersectoral collaboration, risk reduction, and coordinated service provisions.
 

Thira Consulting – The Community is the Medicine: Community-Based Suicide Prevention gathering Participant Manual

Thira Consulting

The Community is the Medicine: Community-Based Suicide Prevention gathering Participant Manual

Program Summary

A manual designed for First Nation communities. An introduction to the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary for community-based suicide prevention. An interactive approach including practice circles, small and large discussions, questionnaires, role-plays, and other exercises encourages the participants to share their experiences and skills with one another.
 

Eligible Recipients

Everyone
 

Contact Information

Darien Thira
Thira Consulting
604-809-0181
darien@thira.ca

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation – First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

Program Summary

The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum (FNMWC) is a national framework that addresses mental wellness among First Nations in Canada. It identifies ways to enhance service coordination among various systems and supports culturally safe delivery of services. The FNMWC Framework was developed through collaboration between the Assembly of First Nations, Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, the Native Mental Health Association, and other community mental health leaders.
 

Contact Information

22361 Austin Line,
Bothwell, ON
N0P 1C0
519-692-9922
Toll Free: 1-866-763-4714
Fax: (519) 692-9977
info@thunderbirdpf.org

UBC – Learning Circle – Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Learning Circle - Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Program Summary

Program offers webinars for participation through video conferences or webinars on a wide reach of health related topics. Communities with Telehealth services located in their health centre should be able to use the telehealth equipment to participate in the webinar/video conference

Eligible Recipients

Requires ability to run webinar software on a computer or access to video conferencing equipment such as telehealth

Contact Information

1-844-364-7878
eHealthSupport@fnha.ca

We Matter – Multi-Media Forums

We Matter

Multi-Media Forums

Program Summary

We Matter is a national campaign designed to share the message to Indigenous youth struggling with suicidal thoughts and other hardships that no matter how hopeless or lonely things feel, there is always a way forward. Youth can view videos, stories and art others have posted and share their own experience, hope and voice through the same media.
 

Eligible Recipients

Indigenous youth
 

Contact Information

kelvin@wemattercampaign.org
Visit the We Matter website.

Watch the We Matter video

White Buffalo Youth Lodge – Programs for Children, Youth and Families

White Buffalo Youth Lodge

Programs for Children, Youth and Families

Program Summary

WBYL is a multipurpose centre used during the day for educational classes, functions, meetings, etc., and in the late afternoon/evening it serves as a youth recreational facility fostering a safe and fun environment for all to participate in.

WBYL programs and services are open to children, youth and families free of charge:

  • Snack, cooking & nutrition
  • On-site dental therapist and nurse practitioner
  • Fully equipped fitness room, weight room, and gymnasium for sports
  • Recreational activities, competitive sports, and tournaments
  • Elder services (counseling, healing circles)
  • Traditional Pipe Ceremonies, Smuding, Feasts and Round Dances
  • Free Legal Services for low income individuals
  • Bookings (parenting programs, healing circles, talking circles, meetings, etc.)
  • Life Skills
  • Counseling and Mediation
  • Movie Night, Karaoke, Drama, Crafts, Games, Computers, Photography, Art Classes, Swimming
  • Basketball & Volleyball
  • Youth Council
  • Open Gym Times, Girls on the Move, Boys on the Loose
  • Wood Working, Tea Time, Random Acts of Kindness, SMBA

Eligible Recipients

Children, Youth and Families

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

White Buffalo Youth Lodge
602 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK    S7M 0X7

Phone: (306) 653.7676
Fax: (306) 653.7677