Counseling Program

  • Individual and family counseling

  • Client Advocacy

  • Referrals to other agencies

  • Client support services

  • Referrals and access to Elders

  • Mending Broken Hearts Program

  • Bannock & Tea Friendship Circle

  • Addictions Counseling & Referrals

  • Access to traditional Healing Ceremonies and Healing Retreats & Sweats

  • Income Tax filing

  • Free Legal Advice Clinics

Housing Program

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

  • Individual and Family Counseling Services and referrals

  • Assistance and referrals for job finding and resume preparation services

  • 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

  • Tutoring services, Computers and Internet Access

  • Coordinated volunteer activities

  • Sports and recreational activities

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

Caregiver / Parenting Education Program

  • Mending Broken Hearts Program – 12 Week Program for Indigenous Communities to develop the capacity for Parents / Caregivers to heal from unresolved grief and loss created by historical and intergenerational trauma

  • 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 circles

Elders Program

  • Elders Lounge every Friday, hot meal served at noon, music and games

  • Seniors resources and assistance with filling out forms and applications

  • Coordinated activities, field trips and cultural events, yoga classes

  • Aboriginal Elders Council

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Workshops, Training, Conferences



Other Services Available

  • Métis Genealogy Resources

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

  • Camp Miywasin bookings, days camps, overnight culture camps in Elkwater

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

  • Healing & Reconciliation Week

  • Annual Round Dance and Demonstration Powwow

  • Referrals to Career Counseling, Job Finding, Labour Market training, and Education funding services

  • Computer & Internet Access

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 byReaching Home – Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Medicine Hat Community Housing Society



For more information on these and other services provided please contact;

Jeannette Hansen, Executive Director 

Phone: 403-526-0756