Programs and Services

Our services vary from one-to-one to group gatherings while incorporating and honoring Aboriginal history and traditions. It is through these programs we offer specialized Aboriginal support services by connecting clients with Aboriginal elders, role-models and staff that not only educate but provide resources and culturally sensitive knowledge on applying Aboriginal traditions to everyday living.

Click on the program links below to find out more information. If you have any questions or just need more information, feel free to give us a call at 604-524-9113.

ECD PROGRAMS

PROGRAM BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Hlúlú (Heiltsuk for Butterfly) Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Drop-in Program Aboriginal Families living in New Westminster, Burnaby and Tri-Cities, join us for an exciting experience in our Family Drop-ins. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit heritage all welcome! Parents, build your confidence in play with your child in this interactive, hands-on weekly group.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program (FASD) We provide this program for Aboriginal children and families affected by FASD.
Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) Our AIDP offers a variety of supports for Aboriginal parents and their children who are at risk of, or who may be experiencing developmental delays.
Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program (ASCD) Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) is a provincial program, funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that is designed to specifically meet the needs of children with special needs.
Obin Ni’i (Gitxsan for “I am pregnant”) Prenatal Program Obin Ni’i is an 8 week prenatal program facilitated by the Aboriginal Infant Development Consultants of Spirit of the Children Society.
Infant Massage Spirit of the Children is providing an Infant Massage program to parents and caregivers, and their infants 0-6 months old (pre- crawlers). The program is facilitated by an Aboriginal Infant development Consultant, who is a member of the International Association of Infant Massage.
Traditional Regalia Making  For Aboriginal families with children 0-6 years old.

 

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Family Strengthening Program Providing centered care that will strengthen and support the family unit.
Women’s Support Circle Program Offers a safe, respectful place for women to connect in a supportive social network.
Men’s Support Circle Come and share in a safe and supportive environment to explore traditional concepts and values. A sharing circle and program with an approach informed by Medicine Wheel teachings, Seven Sacred Teachings, and basic traditional protocols. 
Parenting Grandchildren This is a drop-in group for grandparents who are raising their Aboriginal grandchildren. An opportunity to meet other grandparents, learn new skills including parenting tips, and receive support and information.
Traditional Kitchen  An opportunity for Aboriginal families and youth to create a meal together in a positive environment.
Traditional Aboriginal Parents Program (TAPP)  This is an eleven-week traditional Aboriginal parenting program that is modelled around the Medicine Wheel.
Protecting Our Children’s Spirit (POCS)  Parents/ caregivers with children (birth to 6 years old) will learn child development stages and parenting skills.
 Elder’s Tea and Bannock  This program is intended to end isolation and increase the socialization of Aboriginal Seniors in the community.

 


HOUSING PROGRAMS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Aboriginal Family Housing Support Support for families needing support to obtain or sustain their housing.
Housing First Youth Program The Housing First Youth Program support youth who are aging out of care to obtain, or sustain housing.

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Youth Groups A safe and supportive environment for youth to socialize with peers and to learn about Aboriginal culture and life-skills.