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Culture as Treatment Symposium

Closing the Circle: Youth and Families Journey to Wellness

May 29-30, 2014
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON
Individual Registration
$300 Per Day or $500 For Both Days
Register Online Now
New Group Registration Rates! Group of 5 for $2250 or 10 for $4000
“This symposium was extremely beneficial on every level. Thank you … great team, great food, and a great experience.” –Symposium Attendee Sept 2013



Martin Brokenleg (Lakota), Ed.D., Co-founder of the Circle of Courage, International Presenter for Reclaiming Youth International, Emeritus Professor, the Vancouver School of Theology Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Inuk), Canadian Inuit Activist, Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize Maria Campbell (Métis), Elder, Writer, Playwright, and Teacher … For all speakers go to Symposium Speaker Bios


  • Aboriginal Family Structures Pre- and Post- Colonization
  • Historical Trauma and Impacts on Aboriginal Youth and Families
  • The importance of Culture, Environment, and Language in the Wellbeing of Aboriginal Youth and Families
  • Youth Resiliency: Cultural and Spiritual Needs
  • Working with Aboriginal Youth and Families within Child Welfare, Public Schools, Health Care, and Criminal Justice Systems
  • Understanding Aboriginal Wellness Model
  • … For all agenda items go to Symposium Agenda

Addictions, mental health, and health care professionals, teachers, police officers, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, child and youth workers, child protection workers, and post-secondary students

  • Work with Aboriginal youth and their families and/or would like to incorporate culturally-safe practices into their services
  • Want to understand the issues that impact wellness of Aboriginal youth in Canada and learn about Aboriginal concepts of health and healing
Cynthia Ashkewe
613-748-0657 ext 311

This entry was posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 1:59 pm.