It is our goal through our Wellness and Healing services to provide Indigenous individuals and families within the KW Region the tools necessary to overcome social impacts of colonization, by returning to traditional ways of being and knowing.

AO does this through a culturally appropriate approach, to allow for empowerment and self-determination. Our Wellness and Healing services take on a holistic approach to healing and wellness, focusing on the whole individual. The priority focus of programming is related to that of healing; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, in a space that is welcoming and traditionally centered.

It is through our Wellness and Healing service that we are able to provide Indigenous peoples with access to traditional support for Spirit and Community building.


To ensure that the healing and wellness needs of the local Indigenous community are met.

To improve mental well-being by using traditional healing practices and approaches to achieve and maintain a good mind.

To improve physical well-being for individuals and families through the promotion of lifestyles and activities.

To provide access to cultural knowledge and activities.


Self-identified, Status and non-Status Indigenous peoples sixteen years of age and older.

AO’s Wellness and Healing team provides several programs to support cultural and physical wellbeing

Learn about what ao’s doing to support mental health