Counseling Program

  • Limited Counseling

  • Client Advocacy

  • Referrals to other agencies

  • Client support services

  • Referrals and access to Elders

  • Bannock & Tea Friendship Circle

  • Addictions Counseling & Referrals

  • Access to traditional Healing Ceremonies and Healing Retreats & Sweats

  • Income Tax filing available on a volunteer basis annually

Housing Program

  • Clients at risk of becoming homeless have access to housing supports after completion of intake and assessment

  • Assistance with finding immediate and long term housing

  • Access to low income Bachelor and one Bedroom apartment suites and four bedroom family house

  • Referrals and assistance with applying for Aboriginal Family Housing and Aboriginal Seniors Housing

Youth Development Program

  • Promotes healthy active living; cultural awareness & appreciation; and racial harmony

  • Medicine Wheel Program

  • Filling Our Tipis Program

  • Coordinated volunteer activities

  • Sports and recreational activities

  • Traditional Trails Program includes Field Trips, Culture Camps, Powwows, Round Dances

Caregiver / Parenting Education Program

  • Traditional Parenting Skills Program – 12 Week program, includes Elders Storytelling Circle for children 0 – 6 years old

  • Traditional Trails Program includes Field Trips, Culture Camps, Powwows, Round Dances

  • Parent Drop-In Support Sharing Circles Program – Bannock & Tea, Traditional Crafts, Talking Circle

Elders Program

  • Elders Hot Meal Lunch program – once a month on Fridays, posted monthly in Riel Issues Newsletter

  • Fridays – Games We Play for Seniors (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm): crib, bingo, tile rummy, dominoes 

  • Workshops, Training, Conferences, Income Tax Filing, Cultural Activities



Other Services Available

  • Métis Genealogy Resources

  • Applications and assistance in applying for Métis and First Nations status

  • ‘The Hills are Alive’ annual Music and Dance Cultural Fest

  • Healing & Reconciliation Week

  • Annual Round Dance and Demonstration Powwow

Caregiver/Parenting Education Program & Youth Development Program Funded by South Region Children’s Services

Miywasin Elders Program funded by New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant through Human Resources Development Canada

All programming supported through grants from Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association

Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples Housing & Counseling Programs funded by Reaching Home – Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Medicine Hat Community Housing Society



For more information on these and other services provided please contact The Miywasin Friendship Centre at

Phone: 403-526-0756