The health, safety, and well-being of our members, staff and communities remains our top priority. Please see below for a list of actions we are undertaking during this uncertain time.
WE ARE Doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Encouraging hand-washing and social distancing measures for staff in the office.
- Screening visitors coming to our office; taking temperature, mandating that if anyone believes they have been in contact with an unwell person, that they remain at home and self isolate.
- Are limiting number of staff in the office – most working at least two days from home.
- Are encouraging disinfection of individual offices at the end of the workday.
- Disinfecting all office spaces after each use, deep cleaning once per week.
- Staying up to date on COVID-19 developments and recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Canada
We have SEVERAL online supports and resources AVAILABLE
Building Our Bundle
Created by Finding our Power Together.
This 6-week online mental and spiritual heath program is available to support Indigenous youth during COVID-19 social isolation. The program includes Cultural teachings, building social connections, self-reflection activities and more.
Sessions include Cultural and kinship teachings, self-esteem, historical trauma and elder teachings.
Supports to Indigenous women as a result of COVID-19: Where an Indigenous woman is falling through the cracks, and upon referral from another agency/institution, advocacy services, assistance with costs associated with fleeing violence, avoiding homelessness or experiencing poverty. For women enrolled in our programs, technology support and childcare reimbursement may be provided to reduce barriers.
WE ARE Reaching out to our participants
- Managing requests for information and support by phone.
- Program staff reach out to our participants by phone
- Provide resources and contact numbers to participants that require additional support
We continue to stay connected within our communities and monitor developments and recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Canada.