Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle

Making a difference
one community at a time

Building Capacity

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  • In this fiscal year, there were two trauma-informed training sessions held with world-renowned Indigenous Trauma-Trainer, Jane Middelton-Moz.
  • The first session was held March 5, 6, & 7 with a focus on creating trauma-informed schools.
  • Participants included both Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and school services.
  • The second session was a two-part (two week total) of a Train-the-Trainers program with Jane Middelton-Moz and Indigenous educator, Rebecca Martel from the University of Toronto
  • Held in November of 2017 and March of 2018, there are 25 graduates of this program.
  • This Train-the-Trainer program is a trauma-informed approach, based on Indigenous principles – of supporting community growth through awareness and education strategies.
  • Participants attended from Indigenous services and First Nation across the NSM LHIN region.

Reaching our Goals

-    Through thoughtful planning and follow through, the AHC has achieved a number of key priorities.  This was done in partnership with AHC member communities as well as mainstream partners who support our collaborative efforts.  The major achievements include:

-    The Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Indigenous Inter-disciplinary Primary Health Care Team

-    A Youth Residential Treatment Centre, to be planned and delivered by Enaahtig Healing Lodge

-    More community based, Indigenous designed and led wellness programs

-    The total on-going investment approved in this past fiscal year for the NSM Region for Indigenous primary health care and residential treatment is 4 MM dollars.