To provide a safe, secure environment in which to help, primarily First Nations youth at risk and young offenders find a better path for life by providing a cultural and spiritual context through which to learn life skills, academic and vocational training.
Our youth and adult justice workers attend court with clients when needed, and help clients set up life plans when they are released from corrections. We receive referrals from the RCMP, Corrections, the MCFD and the communities to assist in resoving issues through restorative justice practices that do not involve the court system. Our workers go out to the rural communities and schools to attend cultural events, facilitate workshops on anti-bullying, involve youth in positive activities and assist them however they can to avoid becoming stuck in negative cycles. The society holds wilderness camps, where, through trained facilitators, elders and community members, participants are immersed in four-day programs, based on the Medicine Wheel, which provides an effective model for living that re-establishes self-worth.