Wabano Resources

As a Centre of Excellence on Aboriginal Health, Wabano collaborates and conducts research efforts to address pressing Aboriginal health concerns such as fetal alcohol syndrome, violence within the population, and growing rates of diabetes.


A new approach to mental wellness – culture is the care before all others. This report builds on the recommendations of the “My Life, My Wellbeing” study, many of which called for culture to be integral to treatment and support. It is with this in mind, that this report lays out a set of guidelines outlining the approach to culturally-based care for funders and mainstream organizations.

Now, Now, Now – Mental Wellness for Indigenous Youth in the Champlain Region



“My Life, My Well-Being,” explores the life circumstances of Aboriginal youth with mental-health conditions and substance use issues. The report was commissioned by the Champlain Aboriginal Health Circle Forum, representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities throughout the Champlain region.

My Life, My Well Being – Report
Ma Vie, Mon Bien-Étre – Rapport




A research project to enhance cultural safety for Aboriginal Peoples regardless of where they live or with whom they are interacting.


Creating Cultural Safety


beauty-in-movementBeauty in Movement: An Indigenous Guide to Physical Activity




Wabano Videos

Model of Care

Part 1 – Model of Care
Part 2 – The Four Sacred Medicines
Part 3 – Model of Care in Practice – Carving Group
Part 4 – Incorporating the Model of Care
Part 5 – Life Cycle Teachings

About Wabano

Wabano Promotional Video

Cultural Safety

Creating Cultural Safety
Cultural Safety explained by Madeleine Dion Stout