Indigenous Community Wellness Gathering

Oki, Tansi, Bonjou, Danit’ada, Aba Wathtech, Edlánat’e, Hello! The Indigenous Community Wellness Gathering is a space for wellness champions to come together to share their ideas, skills, and experiences on how to improve wellness within diverse Indigenous communities. Access support and connection to Gathering members from Indigenous communities across Alberta as well as urban-based Indigenous and ally organizations.

What is “Indigenous community wellness” and why is it important?

There is no single definition of Indigenous community wellness. There are many Indigenous communities across the province and Communities ChooseWell respects and supports the individual health and wellness practices promoted by diverse and distinct cultural groups. Since colonization, many traditional Indigenous health and wellness practices have been oppressed, negatively impacting the wellbeing of these communities for generations. By connecting across communities to share skills, experiences, and/or teachings, healthy living champions are able to strengthen and apply a traditional health and wellness lens to their work, enhancing the wellbeing of their communities.

Why Should I Join?

As part of the Indigenous Community Wellness Facebook group you get special access to: 

  • Virtual get-togethers 
  • Resources shared by network members and Communities ChooseWell staff 
  • Ongoing support and connection through the Indigenous Community Wellness Facebook Group

Who Can Join?

Healthy living champions from Indigenous communities across Alberta as well as urban-based Indigenous and ally organizations. If you are not from an Indigenous community in Alberta or working for an urban-based Indigenous or ally organization but interested in Indigenous community wellness, we encourage you to learn more from the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health.

When is the next Indigenous Community Wellness Gathering?

The next Gathering is taking place in-person on Wednesday, March 6 from 9am to 3:00pm MST


To register, please contact:

Maddison Drader
Program Officer, Education & Allyship
Communities ChooseWell | Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
780-415-1745 ext. 204
mdrader@arpaonline.ca