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Salt Spring Island Elementary School

122 Rainbow Road

Salt Spring Island

Ganges, BC V8K 2K3

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“Cultural Perspectives on Health in Communities” is a free one day workshop outlining how innovative concepts around health and community align with traditional teachings of Indigenous peoples.

Spiritual tools traditionally used for healing are shared to give insight on how holistic self and community create wellness as every level of a system.

Outlining trauma informed coping strategies, this workshop outlines not only what a professional might see working with Indigenous people, we also have an opportunity to see how our perspectives, experiences, and trauma can inform how we work with others in our professional and personal lives.


Courtney Defriend was born and raised in Nanaimo. Her mother is a status Indian from Stz’uminus First Nation and her father originally comes from Scotland. Working at the Nanaimo Aboriginal Friendship Centre Courtney has been exposed to traditional teachings from First Nations people all over Canada. She has passion working with the child welfare system and the complexities within family systems and is looking forward to working with any adult on Salt Spring Island.

We have space for 45 people and when the session is full, the event will be closed on Eventbrite.

Lunch will be provided.

Please R.S.V.P. by November 1st, 2017.

This session is brought to you by the Salt Spring Island Local Action Team as part of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative, funded in partnership by Doctors of BC and the BC government.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Justine Thomson at jthomson@divisionsbc.ca



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