Wulaawsuwiikaan offers daily programming, residential programming, shelter, and professional development opportunities.
The Lodge’s daily program offerings promote healing, self care and cultural connection. They include ceremonies, teachings, and culture based activities that provide opportunities to honour spirit and restore our Indigenous healthy lifestyles, values, and ways.
- Ninwag Waa-mino-yaajig Men’s Circle
- Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
- Full Moon Ceremonies for Women
- Creative culture based activities and teachings
- Self care workshops
We welcome all Indigenous people who are interested in completing our Residential Program as part of their healing journey. This might be someone who has already completed a treatment program and is considered to be in ‘aftercare’ in the continuum of care model, or Indigenous people seeking general healing and wellness to address trauma, racism and/or abuse. Please note that the Wulaawsuwiikaan Residential Program is not a drug and alcohol treatment program and we are unable to provide detox or community crisis intervention services.
The Lodge offers 1 week, 2 week and 3 week residential programs, depending on what an individual needs or can attend. This is determined with you at intake. In the meantime, we provide ongoing one-to-one support and daily programming that incorporate traditional Indigenous healing approaches as you prepare to complete your residential program.
The Wulaawsuwiikaan Residential Program is a continuation of your healing journey. Residents are guided and supported by staff as they participate in programming and ceremony and are given the time for reflection and connection. Each person’s experience will be slightly different as we enhance and build off your natural gifts and strengthen your cultural healthy ways of living. All meals are cooked on site and shared together.
The Lodge provides short-term shelter for individuals and families faced with family violence.
Professional Development & Education
We provide training, support and professional development opportunities for service providers who work with Indigenous individuals, families and communities. This includes opportunities for training and workshops that are grounded in Indigenous culture and practice. The Lodge also hosts wellness events for organizations such as foot soaks or ceremonies to promote team building and healthy organizations.