Anishnabeg Outreach has created a self-directed virtual healing system that will help millions of Indigenous peoples internationally heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma.
- To Rebuild Self
- To Rebuild Family
- To Give Back Culture and Family
- Build Community
- Provide Opportunities for Healing and Employment
- Sense of Self-Worth
- Building a Strong Identity
- Belonging + Happiness
- Healthy Relationships
- Sense of Purpose
- Self-Efficacy (Advocacy)
- Financial Independence
- Self Sufficiency
WHy create a self-directed system?
Lack of healing from Intergenerational trauma also results in the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in social support systems:
- 50% of our local homeless population is Indigenous
- 50% – 75% of children in care are Indigenous
- 30% of prison populations nationally are Indigenous, with that number being as high as 50% in many women’s prisons
- 500% higher school dropout rates for Indigenous youth
We also know that children in care often transition from one system to another system, where they often represent 50% – 80% of those populations including the various shelter systems.
Canada currently has created a system of life-long support for our most vulnerable populations which means it is very difficult to get out of these social support systems and impossible without healing and training for employment.
The maintenance of these systems cost Canadian taxpayers 10s of billions of dollars annually. If we can provide the tools to help Indigenous people heal and provide opportunities for employment specific training, Canada could save 10s of billions of dollars annually. These annual funds could be used more broadly to address specific issues such as, helping our retiring parents who will need to rely on the healthcare system more than ever.
In 1971, the worker to retiree ratio was 7:1. In 20 years, the ratio will be 2:1 due to the mass retirement of the baby boomer population. This will impact services, pensions, healthcare, and long-term care. Providing services to this valuable population of retirees who are also our older family members, will cost 10s of billions of new dollars per year.