The First Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness Youth Cohort Graduates!

by |December 13th, 2012

By Raelene Hodgson, CRUW youth worker As the leaves changed colour and crispness appeared in the air, this October marked the completion of the inaugural year of the Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness program (CRUW). Over the past seven months, 26 youth spent every second Saturday learning, playing and getting their hands dirty at the UBC… read more

Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: Some Background Information

by |December 13th, 2012

Aboriginal peoples across North America share a common history of colonization and assimilation that spans many generations, and reclaiming cultural and political autonomy in the face of lingering prejudice is a complex and ongoing process.  Within Canada, “Aboriginal” is a legal designation that includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis (those of shared First Nations and… read more

Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness on the West Coast

by |October 24th, 2012

By David Overall, CRUW Research Coordinator Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) In the City of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada’s Aboriginal peoples comprise the nation’s youngest and fastest growing  population. In Canada, the term “Aboriginal” denotes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. Between 1996 and 2006, the Aboriginal population of Canada… read more