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.

Or contact:

Breanna Morin
Program Officer, Engagement & Reconciliation
Communities ChooseWell | Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
780-415-1745 ext. 205

COVID-19 statement: At Communities ChooseWell, we acknowledge that there have been challenges and changes that have impacted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to supporting our champions through this time and believe this Peer Learning Network group can be a space for adaptive and reflexive content as we transition to a new normal within our communities.