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Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative  
http://www.soadi.ca/
Supports Aboriginal communities by working to decrease the high incidence of diabetes and its complications through prevention, intervention, and management activities. Web site includes an events page, a newsletter, pamphlets about different diabetes prevention and management issues, and links to related resources. (See Details)
Aboriginal Health Branch
National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence  
http://www.nacafv.ca/
Forms a national body to "unify the voice" and coordinate efforts to reduce violence and share information on best practices to address violence in the Aboriginal community, which evolved from a Best Practices Conference in 1999. Initiates, designs and delivers culturally appropriate programs and services to address family violence, and to support shelters and family violence prevention centres. Provides necessary support to service providers for networking and capacity building. Web site provides lists of aboriginal shelters in Canada. (See Details)
Sunrise Native Addictions Services
Assists individuals and families affected by addictions by providing education, prevention treatment and support. Offers Women's programs including Weekly Women's Group, Weekly Sharing Circle and E.A.G.L.E. (Ending Aggression Group Living Empowered) Circle.
Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse  
http://www.za-geh-do-win.com
Supports the initiative of all aboriginal communities in Ontario, by providing free information on Health, Family Healing, and Family Violence in various forms such as: books, reports, manuals, videos, etc. In addition to providing printed and audio-visual material, the Clearinghouse will also periodically issue brochures and newsletters, which will inform people about New Acquisitions, Training Materials, Conferences and New Materials under Development. (See Details)
Peyakowak (We Are Alone) Committee Inc.
Provides healing from the effects of family violence using a holistic approach that involves the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being of victims, children, offenders, their extended families, and the Kokums and Mushooms who are caught up in the cycle of family violence. Targets Aboriginal people who are experiencing problems with family violence as well as serving non-Aboriginal people who are seeking support. Offers: in-home counselling sessions for individuals and groups, with the victim, children and the perpetrator; working as a team with staff and Elders; advocating for clients; developing a network with other agencies to help with the exchange of referrals; educational workshops about topics such as spouse abuse and enhancing parenting skills; and intensive support groups for Elders, men, women, children and adolescents.
Healing our Spirit BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society  
http://www.healingourspirit.org
Aims to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS in both urban and rural Aboriginal communities in British Columbia through educational workshops and resources. Offers care and support services to Aboriginal peoples infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. (See Details)
Culture and Mental Health Research Unit  
http://www.mcgill.ca/tcpsych/research/cmhru/
Conducts research on depression, anxiety and somatization among Canadian First Nations and Inuit peoples, immigrants and refugees, and in multicultural primary care settings. (See Details)
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto  
http://www.aboriginallegal.ca/
Forms an organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community and its members in Toronto to gain control over the legal and justice issues that affect them. Works to reduce the rate of incarceration and recidivism amongst the Aboriginal population of Toronto, reduce the high incidence of conflict between Aboriginal people and the criminal justice and family court systems in Metropolitan Toronto, increase the confidence of Aboriginal people to deal effectively with all aspects of the justice system, help develop an Aboriginal community within Toronto that can function with pride and confidence in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. (See Details)
Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
Provides a family violence program for Prince Albert that delivers services to Aboriginal families who are victims of family violence and maintaining liaison with other community agencies. Services offered include: co-ordinating traditional counselling activities that promote healthy behavior for individuals, families and groups; developing case plans and goals with clients; strengthening links with other agencies; and informing the community about the services offered through the program.