The purpose for Tsawout’s Wellness Department is to develop and implement culturally appropriate Wellness programs, activities, and initiatives to promote Mental, Emotional and Physical Health within the SȾÁUTW̱ community members.

We will continue to identify community needs and develop the appropriate programming that reflects our unique cultural context by collaborating with Elders, community members, and knowledge keepers (leaders). After collaboration, we will provide programming directly to Tsawout members, individually and groups.

Our Services





Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor

Our Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor assists you with identifying, understanding and overcoming personal problems and achieving personal goals and objectives. Clinical Counselling is about using active listening skills, reflection, compassion, and clear communication to create a productive and trusting relationship.

In addition, referrals to treatment centers are also provided. Aftercare is provided by monitoring your progress through regular meetings after your treatment. We design treatment plans according to your individual needs. We also help you identify professional, personal, or social goals and work toward achieving them.

If at any point you and the counsellor are not a match, the counsellor will make a referral to other mental health or health professionals.

Life Coach

Our professional Life Coach is dedicated to empowering you through personalized guidance and support. Our Life Coach helps you set and achieve personal and professional goals, offer solutions, overcome challenges, and make positive changes in your own life.

By combining traditional knowledge with modern coaching techniques, our services are deeply rooted in cultural values, promoting self-awareness, resilience, and growth. Whether it’s interview preparation, improving relationships, or personal development, our Life Coach provides the tools and encouragement needed to navigate life’s journey with confidence and clarity.

Ultimately, if you want the strategies and support necessary for improving your health and wellness, a life coach is a great partner to have.

Wellness Counsellor

Our Wellness Counsellor is committed to supporting your holistic health and providing you with the tools and support to navigate life’s challenges and improve your mental health. This role is vital in providing culturally attuned guidance and emotional support, tailored to your individual needs.

Our Wellness Counsellor assists with a wide range of issues, from stress management and emotional well-being to improving lifestyle choices and overall health. Our one-on-one counselling also covers relationship issues, professional burnout, grief management, trauma healing, and help building confidence and addressing insecurities. Our end goal is to enhance your spiritual, physical, mental and emotional health in a respectful and inclusive manner.

Family Advocate

Our Family Advocates are dedicated to achieving successful outcomes for Tsawout children and families through a collaborative approach between the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services, and the Jordan’s Principle. We assist in navigating various social services, educational opportunities, and healthcare resources.

We work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and challenges, offering guidance, mediation, and support to ensure every family member thrives. Through advocacy and empowerment, we help foster a resilient and supportive community environment, ensuring that the voices of all families are heard and respected.