Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre
WHERE WE’RE LOCATED:
Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre, "Sacred Wolf'' first acknowledges that we live, learn, and work on the land within the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl and partnership with neighboring tribes- Gwaʼsa̱la-ʼNakʼwaxdaʼx̱w, Quatsino, ʼNa̱mǥis of the Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw People and our relative, the Métis within the beautiful rural area of the Mount Waddington Regional District, Northern Vancouver Island in Gwa'dzi (Port Hardy).
- “Port Hardy is located at the tip of the North end of Vancouver Island. Communities in the north end are considered rural due to their remote access within the larger structure of service delivery in comparison to the southern communities up to and including the Comox Valley.”
As a result, legislative bodies have labelled our region, Mount Waddington. Towns that we serve include urban populations in: Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Zeballos, and Woss. The majority of our clientele live in Port Hardy and Port McNeill. Participants mainly identify with the following tribes listed:
Gwa’Sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw, Kwakiutl, Quatsino, Hope Town, Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, Namgis, Oweekeno, Bella Bella, Metis or Self-Identify.
20th Anniversary Logo 2021
Featuring 2 wolfs facing each inside the sun - Designed by William Wasden Jr. Hiłamas
Original Logo 2005
featuring inclusive medicine wheel -
designed by Ross Hunt Jr.
Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre Staff create our Programs and Services with the indigenous communities and surrounding areas in the for front to enhance impactful engagements with the individuals and partnering community organizations.
Employment Life Skills & Training(ELST): ELST Coordinator offers support to unemployed and underemployed clients by offering wrap around programs, purchasing of work gear, funding short term courses ie: first aid, food safe, flagging, driving lessons
Family Development Worker and Family Wellness Navigator – they support families through support and programs. They also offer referrals to other organizations as needed.
Poverty Law Advocate: funded by BC Law Foundations, supports clients with tenancy, with applications to Disability, Old Age Pension and other like applications.
Accessible Emergency Plan & Response Essentials Project (AEPREP): funded by Disability Alliance BC, supports people with disabilities in acute emergency preparedness, response, and resources through educational opportunity and peer support.
My Ga’yat'si Project: funded by IHIP- Island Health, supports people experiencing food insecurities with an accessible food cupboard, nutritional education programs, food bank and resource access and support.
SACRED WOLF FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
Since 2001, the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre (SWFC) (Sacred Wolf) has been meeting the needs of Aboriginal, Indigenous, Self Identify, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and most vulnerable peoples of the Rural Mount Waddington District communities.
Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre, a non-profit organization emphasizing the philosophies and values of varied aboriginal cultures and traditions provides programs in health, welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation and equality for all genders of aboriginal people of all age groups.
With over 20 years of providing essential services to the aboriginal communities, the SWFC has helped families, youth, adults, elders, and children connect with and maintain their aboriginal cultural ties and values. "Sacred Wolf" has also helped people access education, housing needs, food security and support for families.
The Friendship Centre strives to provide holistic and cultural services to all of its members and communities.
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Keep up to date with important dates, programs, services and events happening at Sacred Wolf and Partnerships.
Stay tuned for the AGM 2023
Annual General Meeting
Board of Directors Nominations
Voting of Board of Directors
Membership Surveys and Input
Elders, Event, Youth Committee
Emergency Response Plan Committee