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Indigenous

Ceremony to bless our journey of Truth & Reconciliation

For more than 35-years WJS has delivered social services across Canada. Our work to support marginalized youth, struggling families and people with developmental disabilities has led us to serve people who identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Metis. WJS has heard the call for Truth and Reconciliation, and with strong connections to communities across

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Indigenous

The Power of Listening

Russell Auger is an Elder with more than 40 years of experience working with Indigenous youth and communities across North America. After previously working with Spirit of Our Youth for 9 years, we are happy to welcome Russell back to WJS as our Indigenous Cultural Advisor. Indigenous culture follows an oral tradition; creation stories, historical

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Indigenous

A TRADITIONAL FEAST

As we completed our smudge and sharing circle during our Cultural teaching night, one of the youth approached me and had talked about having dreams of her late mother and brother. She shared how she dreamed of them during the night and was anxious and wanted to understand what her dreams meant. I shared with the youth how in our culture when our loved ones pass away into the

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