Our program cycle has a duration of five (5) weeks. We are a 12 bed facility. Our treatment services are offered in both french and english. If you would like to submit an application to us please take a look at our yearly calendar. Here you will find your appropriate language cycle. The Wanaki Center's approach to treatment is a mix of CBT cognitive behavioral therapy and Anishnabe teachings based on the 4 aspects: mental, emotional, physical & spiritual. We invite all Nations from turtle island. 

Treatment

program

Cultural component

Program

WEEK 1: ADDICTIONS

  • Finding ou consequences from the years of use

  • Learn how to communicate & resolve conflicts

  • Growing up in an unhealthy envrironment

 

WEEK 2: EMOTIONS

  • Look at anger and resentment

  • Grieving & Suicide

  • Our past attitudes

  • Stress & Meditation

 

WEEK 3: ABUSE

  • Dysfunctional & Functional Families

  • Codependence

  • Violence

  • Budget & Employment

  • Kitchen Workshop (Theory & Pactical)

 

WEEK 4: LIFE SKILLS & PREPARING FOR HOME

  • Healthy Relationships

  • sober parenting

  • Gambling problems

  • Relapse prevention

  • Residential Schools

  • First Aid- CPR

  • Outdoor survival workshop

  • Family Sessions

  • Reflection of : "What do I have left to work on"

  • Pride of our Nation

 

WEEK 5: AFTERCARE PLAN

  • Development of aftercare plan

  • Book appointment with referrals

  • Role plays of potential triggering situations

  • Closing file

  • GRADUATION

 

WEEK 1

  • Opening of Sacred Fire

  • Teachings on the Drum

  • Workshop on sewing

  • Sweat lodge preparation

  • Beaver Trapping (Seasonal)

  • Rabbit Snares (Seasonal)

  • Harvest of Cedar and Balsam (Sweatlodge)

 

WEEK 2

  • Sweat lodge Ceremony

  • DPJ/CAS and traditional family lifestyle

  • Drummers

  • Teachings and fabrication of Medecine Wheel

  • Traditional Medecines

  • Grieving Bags

  • Seasonal activity ( Birch Bark Harvest)

  • Maple Syrup (Seasonal)

  • Water Ceremony

 

WEEK 3

  • Birch Bark Baskets

  • Dreamcatchers

  • Healing Circle with Elder (Separated male, female)

  • Visit to the Cultural Center

  • Outside cooking with tea and bannock wildmeat

  • Feast Baskets

  • Visit to historical sites Kitigan Zibi

  • Prepping of hide

  • Drum making workshop

  • Visit to Museum of History (Gatineau QC)

 

WEEK 4

  • Survival Workshop (Outdoors)

  • Residential School

  • Pride of our Nation Presentation

  • Moose Call making (Seasonal)

  • Snowshoeing (Seasonal)

  • Day trips to La Verendrye Park (if practicable)

 

WEEK 5

  • Preparation for Sweat Lodge Ceremony

  • Sweat Lodge Ceremony

  • Men and Women Circles

  • Closing of Sacred Fire          

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

The Wanaki Center admissions are completed following the application evaluations and on a first come first served basis. Services are admissible to all adult First Nations and Inuit in Canada living on and off reserve.

 

Each treatment program is five (5) weeks in duration and there are eight (8) program cycles provided per year. A one (1) week Relapse Prevention Bilingual Program is offered in the month of December. Since 2006 our French / English treatment program cycles are held on a rotational basis, i.e. French then English.

Support Services

Wanaki Center will sometimes work with volunteers, resource people and other care providers (for example: elders, traditional and spiritual teachers, nurses, doctors and other professionals). These resources are complementary to help delivery certain program components requirements.

 

These individuals play a complementary role and are ready for our clients should they require their services.​

Volunteers, resource people and all care providers must respect the following rules and professional values:

HELP

Volunteers, resource people and care providers are there to help any client/resident who calls upon them. If they are unable to assist the client/resident with their needs for any reason, they shall inform the person accordingly and refer to them to another volunteer or professional resource-person.

INTEGRITY

Vounteers, resource people and care providers must maintain their integrity and detachment. They shall avoid promoting their personal, political, religious, commercial interests or those of self-help groups. They must remain objective and suggest a variety of ways or resources to help clients/residents with their rehabilitation. They shall not accept payment (money, gifts or benefits) from the clients/residents for services.

CONFIDENTIALITY

They shall respect the confidential nature of all information they may gain access to concerning the people they are providing services to. They shall not provide information about the client/resident to any other outside service provider or organization without the client/resident's consent.

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