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Just talked to one of our workers and she said many feel isolated, alone and terrified.
This is a small gesture that everyone can do.
This was our statement regarding Canada Day 150.
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ORANGE SHIRTS COMING SOON!
Please share with IRSSS how you spent your day on Aboriginal Day?
Our Penticton Office is hosting an event for Aboriginal Day at Spotted Lake.
Please take a look at the picture/poster for complete details (which is also posted on our website) 😉
Please feel free to share 🙂
IRSSS would like to take the time to honour all the fathers!
Our history has created a difficult path, don't focus on the regrets! Focus on the miracles and keep moving forward.
Live for each day striving to be better for your children
Stop thinking I could have been better and know you did the best you can with the knowledge you had.
Fathers are that special warrior - protector, provider and teacher.
For all you fathers out there honour yourself and pledge to be the best role model for the next warriors - your sons and daughters!
Happy Fathers Day!
We have Good News & Bad News to announce!
It is with bitter sweet feelings that we have to announce our IRSSS 2406 Nanaimo Street Office location has closed its doors for good as of May 31st, 2017.
We have had so many great memories and so much success helping Survivors within the community during our occupation at that location!
The work is not done, of course! We are currently seeking out a new location -- So Stay Tuned!!
Please feel free to share a memory or comment your thoughts/experience with a time you visited this Office location!
It is never Good-Bye; it is always Cya Later!
Happy Mothers Day to all the Precious, wonderful, gorgeous, strong women warriors! Have a blessed day. ♥️
Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen
Times get busy but we are back to the Medicine Wheel discussion!
It is the end of the week but we would like to start off the weekend with filling your minds and hearts for the Spiritual part of the Medicine Wheel! 🙂
What is it that you do on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis for your spirit?
Whether you smudge, pray, go for a walk, sit in a sweat lodge, hike a mountain, hang out with friends & family, and so on and so forth. There is countless ways to take care of that spirit of yours!
How often do you make the time to take care of your spirit?
Do you encourage others to do the same? Perhaps you ask them to join you on your venture 🙂
What are your thoughts on the Spiritual aspect of the Medicine Wheel?
When thinking about these questions, please feel free to share a story in the comments section 🙂
Don't forget to LIKE & SHARE our page! <3
Good Afternoon Everyone! IRSSS will be hosting "Historical Inter-Generational Trauma 'Colonization/Labels/Violence'" workshop every two weeks, if requested, at our East Vancouver Office.
See picture/poster for complete details!
Please spread the word & join us if you wish!
Have a WONDERFUL day! 🙂
The Williams Lake Grand Opening, Phyllis Webstad speaking on Orange Shirt Day. The Opening was a hit with the Williams Lake Mayor, MLA, Aboriginal RCMP, Baliff, Judge and surrounding communities in attendance. Kukstemc!!
Good Day everyone;
This week on the Medicine Wheel and Wellness, we are focusing on Emotional Health. Whether it be working on your emotional health as an individual, with family, or in a group, working on your Emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware, and resilient.
How do you maintain Emotional Health?
What do you do that makes you feel happy?
What day to day practices/routines do you follow in order to maintain your confidence?
What quote do you follow?
Which group/s do you attend?
When thinking about these questions, please feel free to write a little story in the comments.
Take a look at FNHAs' Wellness Diary (Link Below)
Bear with us and Meditate, even for a minute!!
As posted previously, we are hosting an Open House at our newly opened Williams Lake site.
To those that are able to attend, please join us, lunch provided.
For more info please call 1-800-721-0066 or 250-305-2235
Good day everyone!
Each week we will be having open discussions and giving some simple tips on the Medicine Wheel and Wellness. This week we are doing an introduction. Keep your eye out for our video where we'll give you a chance to receive a lil Wellness package.
Here's our Wellness and Medicine wheel Schedule:
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Emotional Health
Week 3: Physical Health
Week 4: Spiritual Health
Week 5: Mental Health
Week 6: Balance
*take a deep breathe..... inhale..... exhale.....* ahhhhhhhhh 🙂
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Happy New Year!! 🎉
TOMORROW IN VANCOUVER! December 14th at 1:00pm!
The IRSSS Elders Christmas Party will be at Britannia Secondary School @ the Canucks Family Education Centre (Room 110-1001 Cotton Drive). All are welcome - entertainment, crafts, dinner and refreshments will be served. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1360763333976388/ or call 604.985.4464. 🙂
Office Closure Notice: Please be advised that we are closing our offices from December 22nd, 2016 and we will be returning January 3, 2017. We wish you a safe and happy holidays.
The Winner of the iPad Mini Contest ...... first of all we would like to thank everyone for participating!!!
Witness to our draw are IRSSS Staff Members: Oswald, Sandra, Dayle and Christine.
The winner is ......
Rhea Sampson Congradulations on your brand new iPad Mini, please message us to claim your prize!!
Please remember to check out our new website
Announcement: IRSSS has opened three new offices this past month. This now makes it a grand total of 8 IRSSS offices across BC. We have been very busy and we look forward to hosting Grand Openings for each office in the new year. For more info check out our new website irsss.ca
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We are pleased to announce that we have a new website!!
In celebrating we would like to give you an opportunity to win a new iPad Mini, all you have to do is like our Page, share and comment on this post. Contest closes November 30th, 2016 at 3:00pm.
Please have a look at our new website which offers a variety of new features. www.irsss.ca
IRSSS Honoring Veterans luncheon, held at the Vancouver Office.
Remembering our War Veterans, Lest We Forget
Journey of Hope, by Todd Stephens. Just a reminder that our Honouring Our Veterans event is on November 18th in East Vancouver. All are welcome. For more information visit the event page, Honouring Our Veterans with IRSSS, or contact 604-985-4464. Please share.
Please join us as we honour the aboriginal men and women who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. We shall not forget the sacrifices and bravery that aboriginal war veterans had to take for our families and country. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at our East Vancouver office on Nanaimo Street. Contact 604-985-4464 for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/1818867365021048/
IRSSS - community sharing at Terrace BC
BC Post Secondary Truth and Reconciliation Summit hosted by NVIT. Panel and Discussion by Dr. Ralph Nilson, Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, Cindy Tom-Lindley, Dr. Linc Kesler.
IRSSS will be hosting community events in Terrace on October 24th, 2016. For those of you that can make it, please join us!!
Thanks to everyone who supported #OrangeShirtDay today! If you know a survivor of residential school, let them know you care! #EveryChildMatters
Three more days til the Annual Orange Shirt Day, September 30th, 2016. Don't forget to wear your Orange Shirt in honor of Residential School Survivors. Who do you were your Orange Shirt for?
We had a Surprise guest join us, at the IRSSS Staff Meeting in Abbotsford. Cindy, Executive Director presenting George Leach with our framed logo. Thanks George for the wonderful songs you sang, much appreciated.
TBT: Last years Orange Shirt Event in Vancouver, singing the Womens Warrior song before our walk in Honor of Residential School Survivors.
The IRSSS Staff have been keeping busy, preparing for Orange Shirt Day, on September 30th, 2016. Orange Shirts are available to purchase Online or in person at any IRSSS Office. Have a great day everyone.
Like and Share this post for a chance to win 1 0f 4 Orange Shirts.
Draw date: September 20th, 2016 @ noon.
Shirts also available for sale on our website, $15.00 each.