Enaahtig North Healing Lodge Programming

Enaahtig's North Lodge is located by the French River and offers three distinct residential programs.

The Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Program is for individuals who have been impacted by adverse childhood experiences including residential school exposure directly or inter-generational. The program provides an environment to learn about the effects of trauma and healthy ways of coping. The Indigenous Trauma & Recovery Program is a 21 day residential program which is offered for adults 18 years or older.  The program includes:

  • Vicarious healing approaches grounded in culture
  • Cultural and land based activities
  • Allows individuals to safely process past trauma with support staff with opportunities to better understand how trauma has impacted their lives while recognizing their strengths and resiliency.

The Indigenous Family Residential Program provides families an environment to strengthen relationships, foster healthy communication and share positive experiences. The Indigenous Family Healing Program is a 28 day intensive program for Indigenous families. This program is designed to provide families a safe environment to strengthen relationships, foster healthy communication and share positive experiences together. Families will participate in a variety of activities while attending this program, including:

  • Restoring family relationships
  • Family preservation
  • Building skills to contribute to safer and healthy homes
  • Learning about traditional parenting practices
  • Attachment relationship building exercise
  • Cultural and land based activities

The Indigenous Trauma Informed Training for Frontline Workers program is designed to support staff in health, education, child welfare, employment, justice and helper roles. This culturally based training provides information on developmental trauma and how it can influence clients and their ability to respond. It will further inform helpers to effectively and compassionately support clients with complex trauma. Working closely with complex clients and/or those affected by PTSD can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. Through storytelling and open dialogue, frontline workers learn how to provide effective support to Indigenous clients while keeping balanced.  Training content covered includes:

  • Indigenous-based understanding of traumatic and post-traumative stress disorder
  • Knowledge of historical trauma
  • Concepts of stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue
  • Effective healing and self care exercises

* Trauma training occurs in a group format.

For more information,please contact the Intake Coordinator at 705-698-1577 or email intakenorth@enaahtig.ca