It’s going to make a big difference in their lives’: Indigenous counselling training program returns – CBC

Feb 14, 2023

N.W.T. program aims to train Indigenous counsellors to work with Indigenous clients

A program designed to train Indigenous counsellors to work in the North is getting a second run — and those behind the program say it’s helping to fill a gap in service for Indigenous people seeking counselling.

The Northern Indigenous Counselling Program is an initiative by the Dene Wellness Warriors, which partnered with Rhodes Wellness College. In May, 15 people from 10 communities graduated from the first run of the program.

Roy and Jean Erasmus, who own the Dene Wellness Warriors healing group in Yellowknife, created the program because they wanted to have Indigenous counsellors helping Indigenous people in the N.W.T.

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