Healthy Babies Healthy Children
The Indigenous Healthy Babies Healthy Children (IHBHC) program grew out of the provincial Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program, a legislated provincial initiative introduced by the Government of Ontario in 1997. As with all programs and services funded through IHWS, IHBHC combines traditional and mainstream programs and services to help improve Indigenous health outcomes and reduce family violence in Indigenous families.
The Akwe:go program is grounded in cultural traditions providing a sense of belonging for urban Indigenous children ages 7 – 12. The program offers a variety of strategies such as one-to-one activities, group activities, and family circles to encourage positive behaviours and wellbeing.
The Wasa-Nabin program is grounded in cultural traditions providing a sense of belonging for urban Indigenous children and youth ages 13 – 18. The program offers a variety of strategies such as one-to-one activities, group activities, leadership opportunities and family circles to encourage positive behaviours and wellbeing.
Aging at Home
Improving the quality of life at home for our Elders is a responsibility shared by family, friends, and the entire community. The Indigenous Experience and Perspective is at the core of caring for our Elders. The Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre’s Aging at Home program continues to serve the Indigenous Community from Smooth Rock Falls to Hearst and all the homes in between.
Healing & Wellness
The Healing and Wellness Coordinator Program focuses on the improving Indigenous health and reduction of family violence which is achieved through the provision of services for those most at risk, notably women and children.
Kizhaay Anishiinabe Niin
The program is dedicated to healing Indigenous men and youth through reclaiming and revitalizing their positive Indigenous identity and their responsibility to end violence against women, girls, family, their children, the community, and themselves.
The intent of the Healthy Living program is to improve the health and wellbeing of urban Indigenous people, and preventing the development of health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Connecting Indigenous people with their past to understand the issues of today to help identify the paths for tomorrow.
Apatisiwin Employment & Training
Apatisiwin is a Swampy Cree word meaning “employment, training, and jobs”. The vision of the Apatisiwin Program is that Indigenous people gain education, experience, and skills to achieve and maintain meaningful employment.