Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society

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Located in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society’s mission is to improve and promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals, focusing on the urban Indigenous community in Metro Vancouver.

Their approach to health is holistic so they can proactively address the social determinants of health rather than simply treat the illnesses they cause.

By providing trauma- and violence-informed programs and services, they create a safe and community-driven environment characterized by a “culture of caring.” This is an environment that is free of judgment and aims to restore the well-being of our community.

Indigenous culture is at the foundation of their approach to health and well-being. They incorporate all four aspects of the Medicine Wheel (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness) into their services, programs, and community building. As such, they can provide guidance through culture and create opportunities for individuals to move into a space of thriving.

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