A socially healthy and vibrant Aboriginal community, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Community coming together in the spirit of trust, respect and encourage to improve health by sharing knowledge and influence change in self, community and policy.
The CUAI Health Domain hosted a workshop on "Spirituality" in October 2010, which provided participants the opportunity to learn about, and inquire into, relative aspects of Aboriginal Spirituality, showcased Aboriginal service providers who are working with community members and providing Aboriginal Spiritual care, provided community members an opportunity to engage in discussion around Aboriginal Spiritual care and aspects of wellness and provided relative, pertinent Aboriginal Awareness in a venue designed to encourage, complement and showcase same (Blackfoot Gallery).
Goal A: Creating Opportunities whenever possible to bring forth community issues/identify gaps, provide networking or learning experiences.
Goal B: Creating opportunities that honor wise practices in Aboriginal health through awareness prevention and education initiatives
Goal C: Supporting a holistic and culturally appropriate approach to wellness that involves families, community members, youth, elders, agencies and service providers.
Goal D: Supporting Aboriginal Spirituality as a priority in healthcare services and programs.
Goal E: Promote the identification of where collaborations and/ or cross sharing of resources can occur in the health sector.
Goal F: Encourage the development and sustainability of long term support healthcare services, programs, and education for Aboriginal youth, families and or elders(including cultural, spiritual, mental health, addictions, etc.)
- We will work from a position of collaboration and equal partnership, a sharing of strengths & resources that builds individual, organizational or community autonomy, capacity and identity.
- We will practice in an open, inclusive and transparent manner.
- We shall acknowledge and respect the religious, spiritual & cultural diversity of Aboriginal populations.
- Encourage and respect the strengths & gifts of all who participate in the work of the Health Domain.
The CUAI Health Domain is open for membership and participation to any interested organization and/or individual. The Domain meets on a monthly basis.
If you are interested in participating on a Domain group or sharing resources to address health issues for Aboriginal people in Calgary, please contact:
Phone: (403) 268-1241
Helpful link for Aboriginal Youth: