Aboriginal Community Wellness Program - West Kootenay Boundary

Supports Aboriginal people people to navigate and access the healthcare system  as well as helping to connect with traditional and cultural wellness supports.  

Consultation also provided to family doctors and other healthcare professionals to assist them in providing culturally safe and relevant care.


​Support Services for Aboriginal Patients/Clients including help to access health care services (eg family doctor, nurse practitioner, dentist or other health professionals), accompaniment to appointments, assistance completing forms, navigating referrals to services that may be supportive

Facilitating Traditional and Cultural Wellness including access to Elders, traditional ceremonies, cultural gatherings, other cultural resources and support

Referrals and Advocacy to access mental wellness and substance use programs,  counselling, food security, housing programs, other social services and community supports

For Healthcare Professionals: consultation to support culturally safe and relevant care,  education,  information about local Aboriginal programs and resources

Accepts self-referrals as well as referrals from  healthcare professionals and community partners 

Address / Contact Info

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS) Main Office
1801 Connors Road Castlegar, BCV1N 3N9
Program Coordinator : Sage Laboucan

Phone Numbers

Sage Laboucan, Program Coordinator: (250) 608-4552
Kris Salikin, Executive Director: (250) 231-4968

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Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 09 Jun 2021.