Programs & Services

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Bent Arrow Services & Program Guide

For a comprehensive overview of our programs and services, please download our Program & Services Guide PDF. This guide provides detailed information about each of our offerings, as well as contact information and eligibility criteria. Whether you are a community member, a service provider, or a potential funder, we encourage you to explore the guide and learn more about how we can work together to promote healing and wellness for Indigenous children, youth, and families.

Please feel free to save a copy or share it as a resource with those who will benefit from our programs and services.

If you have questions about any of our programs or services after reading about them, please contact us. Our staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Culture

Practice As Ceremony (PAC) is the name of our Cultural program, PAC offers various supports and teachings for businesses,organisations, partners and anyone interested in learning more about Indigenous Culture.

PAC also represents a teaching we give and the way our agency works. Based on the SunDance Ceremony, and our traditional ways of knowing, doing and living.

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Employment Services

Journey to Success is a pre-employment program designed to meet the needs of unemployed and underemployed Indigenous people, helping address barriers to employment, in order to obtain and maintain long term employment .

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Transitions To Success is a non-paid employment program designed to support women who have the drive, desire, and determination to become employed in a career or profession that will financially sustain them and their families

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The Employment Resource Centre offers free services and one-on-one support that helps job seekers in achieving their employment goals.

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Working Warriors is a program, for youth between the ages of 15-24, aimed at providing employment opportunities and community re-integration to multi-barriered, unemployed/underemployed youth, who may be involved with the youth criminal justice system, by offering hands-on employability skills, life skill enhancement, outreach services, and tailored educational learning opportunities.

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Warriors Way provides intervention and community reintegration services. Our project provides 2 streams of services, one that provides prevention and intervention services to people who are involved with the criminal justice system and the other stream provides community reintegration to men who are being released from incarceration.

Her way is an indigenous Woman's Offender Reintegration Program. The program will provide support and services to incarcerated Indigenous Women who are close to or already released into the community. 

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Housing

Orenda House is a safe supported sober living environment for low income youth, adults, and families who struggle with maintaining housing.

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The Eagles Nest Youth Housing First Programme offers short-term intervention for Indigenous single youth and families who are experiencing homelessness and who are facing barriers to housing stability. It offers support to find safe, affordable, appropriate, and permanent housing and helps participants achieve independence by identifying their barriers, assets, and goals.

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The goal of the Housing First initiative is to assist individuals & families in securing safe, affordable, appropriate, permanent housing and to assist and support in maintaining their home while they continue on their journey. Our staff take a harm reduction approach to providing supports and services to our program participants and is client centred in terms of the participants identifying their own goals and determining how to get there.

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Edmonton Resources

The New in Town Program offers a coordinated, mobile, and culturally-driven one-stop connector service to support families and individuals who are new to Edmonton, providing guidance and assistance even after hours, regardless of their length of stay.

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The Community Outreach Transit Team (COTT) partnership between the City of Edmonton and Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society’s “New in Town” program aims to enhance safety and reduce harm by building relationships and connecting individuals within the transit system to skills for offering compassionate as well as community support and resources.

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Family and Senior Programs

Kikosewin’s Hub provides services, programming, and supports in three core areas to promote child development and well-being, caregiver capacity building, and social connections and supports for children, youth, and families.

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The Wahkomatowin Seniors program offers opportunities to connect, informational programming, and cultural activities for Indigenous seniors 55+.

Youth Services

Coyote Pride is a free in-school program for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to learn about Indigenous culture and teachings through activities, teachings, ceremonies, and mentorship to promote healthy cultural development.

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Coyote Kids is a weekly Indigenous culture program for children with badges and awards given out yearly, and a summer cultural camp for hands-on learning about ancestral ways of life through teachings on the land and other activities. 

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Accredited Children Services Programs

Nitotemak supports Kinship and Foster Care families referred by Children Services with the goal of ensuring the safety and growth of every child while building on their family strengths.

For young women between the ages of 14 and 22 who are pregnant or parenting, Iskwew House is an Indigenous-based transitional group home. We want to prepare our youngsters for independent living with their child or children by heavily integrating traditional and healing practices into our daily lives at home.

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Kokomish offers traditional Indigenous teachings to youth aged 12-18, who have status under Children’s Services, with a harm reduction approach, trauma informed framework practices and lodging options for long-term, short-term, and emergency care placements.

Kahkiyaw is a collaborative service delivery model aimed at reducing the number of Indigenous children and youth in care in Alberta, developed through a partnership between Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Boyle Street Community Services, and the Edmonton Region Children Intervention. All referrals must come from Children Services.

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Provides services to families who have Children's Services involvement as well as high risk youth. Sacred Circle supports goal building, fundamental life skills and transition to independence. We offer collaboration with service teams, as well as connection to community and Elders.

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Collaborations

The C5 is a formally organised partnership of five Edmonton agencies that jointly assist Edmonton's most vulnerable citizens. Over 50,000 Edmontonians, including some of the city's most disadvantaged children, youth, and adults, are given a voice by the five organisations working together.

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