Wabano Aboriginal Health Symposiums
Wabano’s Culture as Treatment symposium series helps health organizations, community service agencies and schools gain a better understanding of Aboriginal values and traditions, and the challenges facing Aboriginal people. This training has proven very effective for service providers working with Aboriginal communities of all ages.
The symposiums cover how culture is the most effective treatment, intervention, and protective factor for Aboriginal clients; and how culturally-safe practices and/or activities can be incorporated into different organization’s work. This unique training series builds capacity in organizations to offer culturally-competent care for Aboriginal people, while creating a broader circle of support within our communities.
Wabano has welcomed over 2,000 participants to our Culture as Treatment Symposiums. Pat symposiums have focused on traditional medicines, Child and Youth mental health, Youth and Families Journey to Wellness and Creating a Place of Belonging. Topics covered included Historical Trauma and Impacts on Aboriginal Youth and Families; The importance of Culture, Environment, and Language in the Wellbeing of Aboriginal Youth and Families; Working with Aboriginal Youth and Families within Child Welfare, Public Schools, Health Care, and Criminal Justice Systems, Aboriginal Dispute Resolution, Cultural Safety and more.
- 2016 Symposium speakers
- 2015 Winter Symposium speakers
- 2014 Spring Symposium speakers
- 2013 Fall Symposium proceedings (attendee access only)
- 2014 Spring Symposium proceedings (attendee access only)
- 2015 Winter Symposium proceedings (attendee access only)
Past Symposium Speakers