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Program Calendars

August 27, 2019 —   Programs Calendars    

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Fall Programming

August 27, 2019 — Fall Programming

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Indigenous Mental Wellness Counselor & Facilitator

April 25, 2019 —  THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: Have a Masters Degree in a related field (MSW/RSW; M.A. Psychology; M. Ed in Counseling, etc.) with minimum 3 years experience; or an Undergraduate Degree with minimum 5 years experience in Mental Wellness and Substance Use issues; Have a strong capacity to lead and facilitate healing groups, including substantial writing of new and evolving programs, especially...

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Culture as Necessity

March 28, 2019 — Culture as Treatment has been shown to have benefits in all areas of wellness and reduce substance use problems.  This is defined as the process of restoring Indigenous cultures, identities, and practices that were systematically outlawed by the Indian Act and enforced by the Potlatch Law and Residential Schools for over 70 years in Canada.  Culturally-focussed treatment addresses wellness in...

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MVISS is Now a Harm Reduction Site

March 28, 2019 — MVISS has Take Home Naloxone kits on site.  Please visit our office if you are interested in receiving a kit and would like to be trained to prevent overdoses.  For a full list of Harm Reduction Sites visit www.towardtheheart.com.  For more Indigenous Harm Reduction resources please visit MVAEC's Urban Indigenous Opioid Task Force (UIOTF). 

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New Indigenous Mental Wellness and Substance Use Counselling Agency

April 25, 2018 — The newly formed Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society is taking direct aim at addressing the underlying root causes of substance misuse and mental wellness challenges for Indigenous people. With the announcement of successful funding from Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a community advisory committee had set the criteria for a Request for Proposals.  Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society (CNW Group/Metro Vancouver...

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