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Aboriginal Homelessness In Canada

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y all across Canada there has been a big issue on Aboriginal homelessness, in this paper I will be talking about a program that has been created and planned of to what the program has to offer. Homelessness in Aboriginal population is in need of programs and services to make a change in the lives of those affected. The number has been estimated for homelessness in Canada is between 15,000 to 300,000 individuals experience homelessness in Canada (Segaert, 2012). Fortunately, things are changing slowly, more communities across the country are using point in time counts to determine the number of people who are homeless on a given night, and we are also now accumulating more reliable data on shelter usage (Segaert, 2012). The systemic…show more content…
Aboriginal women are account for 35 percent of the homeless Aboriginal population while non-Aboriginal women are accounted for 27 percent of non Aboriginal homeless population (Walsh et al, 2012) The cycling between poverty, homelessness, and incarceration exist because, in social services are unavailable or inadequate to meet the needs or women and men prior to them coming into conflict with the criminal justice system. This includes education, foster care and systems both of which play critical roles in the lives of young people. Programs for the homeless are still lacking and those that are available within the institution often have a long wait lists (Walsh et al, 2012). We need programs to start allowing Aboriginal people to connect or reconnect with traditional Aboriginal culture is imperative to break the cycle and allow them to begin another journey (Walsh et el, 2012). For many Aboriginal people change was rooted in a spiritual reconnection to their cultural teachings. The incorporation of traditional to their cultural teachings and ceremonies, as well as to Elder access in the programs, it was proved to a healing new journey. For many, there was a spiritual void that they were searching to fill. If we can…show more content…
Each have an important role in this. Elders will be roaming around for those who need a word of wisdom and to teach cultural roots on the nights that are being held in the center. Aboriginal support workers play a role in by helping them find jobs, funding for schooling, teaching them the works of the job/school world. As for counsellors its very important that we have those in the center because we don’t want our clients holding in their problems and relapsing. Holding in emotions are a very unhealthy habit and we want our clients to feel that they are not alone in this. For them to have someone to talk to, to get things off their chest and to help heal themselves. Registered midwives and nurse practitioners will be working in the wellness center area where clients can go in and get answers of their health. The midwives will be assigned to pregnant clients that are soon to be a mother. The full time staff members that are on the floor to assist those that are new comers, questions, involved with the activities, showing the clients the building, to hangout with
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