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Aboriginal HIPPY Canada


It takes $300 to enroll 1 family into the Aboriginal HIPPY program, covering the cost of materials and the Home Visitor for 30 weeks. On average, 10 families a year enroll in the Aboriginal HIPPY program at each site where the program is offered (currently over a dozen locations). With your help, we can reach thousands more families, helping organizations like Vancouver Native Health Society and others across Canada sustain this program. Please go to our link for more information. campaigns/cwsJc/ab/d4XuW9

You may also find us on Facebook at Vancouver Native Health Society or follow us on Twitter @VanNativeHealth. Please like, share and tweet widely to help us to spread this message to as many people as possible.
Help us to continue our work of introducing early learning and education into the homes of mothers with pre-school children and building strong educational foundations. Thank you.

Upcoming Events:

Cancer Care Program:

Aboriginal Cancer Photo Voice Project May 12th-31st


This Aboriginal Cancer Photo Voice Project is a tool for communication, self-expression, healing and advocacy for Aboriginal People on a cancer journey. They will share their story through photography. The Aboriginal Cancer Photo Voice Project will promote healing and improve health and wellness.

The daily schedule for the first week is approximately 1:30-5:30 p.m., but if participants can't stay that long, schedule can be adjusted.

To register contact Ciara John at or PH: 604-254-9949 x228.




Cancer Awareness Training June 23 and 24, 2014

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Learn Cancer awareness, screening, healthy lifestyle choices for cancer prevention, cancer recurrence, early detection and support.

Topics and representatives include:

Traditional Healing Exercise and Healthy Eating

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Prostate

Cancer Foundation BC Inspire Health Integrated

Cancer Program BC Cancer Agency Canadian

Cancer Society, BC/Yukon Division

Visit the Cancer Care Program Page for more information! 

Corinne Mitchell of the Vancouver Native Health Society Receives a 2011 Dreamcatcher Award.

The 7th Annual Dreamcatcher Foundation’s gala benefit and awards night took place this past October in Hamilton, where our very own Corinne Mitchell was awarded. Watch her You Tube presentation.

Five awards in total were presented to individuals and groups for their work among Canadian aboriginal communities. The 2011 award winners were: Six Nations Police (overall winner); Shirley Tyance of Geraldton, Ont. (arts and culture); Trina Goodin of Wetaskiwin, Alta. (sports); Nelson Daychief, Rocky Mountain, Alta. (education); and Corinne Mitchell of Vancouver (health).  Learn more about the Dreamcatcher Foundation.

Photo Credit: PR Photo - Carmen Moore, Emmanuel Lewis and Corrine Mitchell