Healing Our Spirits: Aboriginal Mental Health and Substance Use Program - West Kootenay Boundary

Offers support and services to persons of Aboriginal ancestry, ages 15 to Elder, with substance use and/or mental health concerns. Services include:

  • Cultural case management, individual (one to one) support and counselling and group support in a cultural setting
  • Bi-weekly "Healing Our Spirits Talking Circle" recovery circles in 5 communities in the West Kootenay Boundary including Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Grand Forks and Nakusp. Traditional circles include story telling, medicine wheel teachings and ceremony.
  • Referrals and support to access other community resources and services
  • Support and connection to the larger Aboriginal community, including Aboriginal gatherings, events, celebrations and ceremonies
  • Cultural consultation and support to Interior Health Mental Health and Substance Use staff who are working with Aboriginal clients.

Circle participants may self-refer or be referred by a service provider.

Address / Contact Info

Circle of Indigenous Nations (COINS) Society Office
1005 2nd Street Castlegar, BCV1N 1Y4
Executive Director : Kris Salikin
Mailing Address:
3796 Krestova Cemetery Road
Krestova, BC
V0G 1H2

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 231-4968

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

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This program was last updated on 25 Jun 2018.