Wâhkômiwêw Connections Program (St. Paul, Cold Lake & Bonnyville)

Native Counselling Services of Alberta is pleased to introduce the Wâhkômiwêw Connections Program in the St. Paul, Glendon, Bonnyville and Cold Lake area.

St. Paul, Glendon, Bonnyville and Cold Lake area

Wâhkômiwêw (wah ko mee wayo) means “being connected to people” in Cree. Our Wâhkômiwêw Navigators will support youth, their parents and caregivers to develop Individual Healing and Connection Plans. Plans will build on individual and family strengths to create positive change. Services open to ALL members of the community!

Referrals and Self referrals welcome.

Cold Lake, Bonnyville & Area: 780-594-3417
St. Paul, Glendon & Area: 780-645-5250
Email: carol-jenkins@ncsa.ca

Download Referral Form

Navigating Healing

Wâhkômiwêw Navigators will support youth, parents and caregivers to:
• Direct Individual Healing and Connection Plans
• Strengthen connections to family, community and culture
• Build and maintain community, cultural and family relationships
• Access services and supports
• Participate in Circles of Support for individual and family well-being
• Support families in the transition of children and youth back from care
• Engage in ceremony and teachings with Elders

COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our services follow the directives of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Alberta. This means we can offer:

• Telephone, social media, and curbside supports
• Basic supplies to maintain health
• Child and youth necessities
• Additional physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual supports

Proud member of the Lakeland Family Resource Network

Alberta Parenting for the Future Association

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