Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Centre Empowerment and Pride in the Healing journey.

The Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Centre serves First Nations , Métis, Inuit from the ages of 12-17 years of age struggling with drug and alcohol addictions utilizing a holistic, strength based approach.

Our Philosphy

Our Program is Strength based, empowering approach to achieving a balance wellness in all life areas while enriching the cultural identity.


The Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Centre will be providing a holistic, strength based program for community youth struggling with or at risk of drug, alcohol and/or process addictions. The center itself is designed as a residential setting to house First Nations youth between the ages of 12 to 17 ,Gender based, block intakes.

The program will be culturally based prevention focused substance abuse program utilizing BTYWC modules. The goals and objectives of our program are to bring forth awareness to decreasing potentially harmful addictions to community youth,, Elders, community resources, and peer support counselors are integral to program delivery.

The BTYWC program curriculum is strength based; utilizing Kainayssini (Elders Declaration) in providing holistic treatment methods, combined with traditional customs and current best practices. Along with the twelve core functions of treatment approaches such as the Equine Assisted Learning (aka “Horse Therapy”) which supports the effectiveness of various substance abuse treatment approaches for adolescents in their healing journey.

The Blood Tribe youth Wellness Centre will strive to provide holistic treatment methods, combining current best practices with traditional methods and recognizing that all individuals deserve respect honor and dignity in their journey of healing.

Treatment program Includes:

  • Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Educational Component
  • Equine-Assisted Learning
  • Recreational Component
  • Cultural Component
  • Daily Living Component
  • Sons and Daughters of Tradition

Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Center

PHONE: 403-653-1678                          FAX: 403-653-1097 


Admission Dates

Gender Start Date  End Date
Females January 3, 2018 April 20,2018
Males April 30,2018 August 24,2018
Females September 4, 2018 December 21,2018
Males January 2, 2019 April 19,2019


For Further information, please contact us at the  above number or by email:

Pam Long Time Squirrel, Supervisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carolyn Wells, Supervisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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YSAC Admission Form

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For more information, give us a call! Phone number is 403-653-1678 Fax number is 403-653-1097



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