Healing. Tradition. Culture.

Indigenous wellness encompasses a holistic approach to health that is deeply rooted in the rich traditions, values, and wisdom of Indigenous cultures.

What Wellness is to Us.

Indigenous Wellness recognizes that well-being extends beyond physical health and encompasses mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects as well. Indigenous wellness acknowledges the interconnectedness between individuals, communities, and the natural world, emphasizing the importance of harmony, balance, and reciprocity. It involves embracing cultural practices, ceremonies, and teachings that promote healing, resilience, and the revitalization of Indigenous knowledge and identity. Moreover, Indigenous wellness recognizes the significance of self-determination, cultural autonomy, and the reclaiming of traditional healing practices to address the unique challenges and disparities faced by Indigenous communities. By centering Indigenous ways of knowing and being, the pursuit of Indigenous wellness strives to foster empowerment, cultural continuity, and a sense of belonging for individuals and communities alike

Our services are dedicated to promoting Indigenous wellness by offering a range of culturally sensitive support and healing practices without judgment. We understand the importance of providing a safe and inclusive space where individuals can connect with their heritage and access traditional healing methods. Our offerings include smudging, brush offs, healing baths, and Coast Salish winter ceremonies. We also provide language classes in various dialogues, opportunities to participate in sweat lodge ceremonies, and workshops on cultural crafts. Additionally, we offer bi-weekly culture support and wound care services on the Pandora Block, ensuring that individuals receive comprehensive care that aligns with their cultural needs. Our goal is to empower individuals and communities, fostering a sense of belonging, and facilitating their journey towards holistic well-being.

What We do

QomQem Coastal Connections has a health and wellness team. The health and wellness coordinator supports folks who are unhoused precariously housed and may be using substances/alcohol to connect back to cultural strength. The team offers connections to elders, cultural workers, knowledge keepers and medicine workers. They can support folks to attend river baths, offer cedar brushing or smudging and share
other teachings based on wellness.

Partnering with VIHA

The Wellness Coordinator also works alongside an Indigenous nurse with VIHA offering
spiritual and emotional healing supports alongside the physical health care of the street
nurse. We are grateful to work alongside VIHA in this capacity to offer holistic care and
wellness for Street Family.

Health and Wellness

What we Offer


You can Reach out to our coordinator though email or phone:

Justina Seymour – culture@qomqem.com


Men’s Wellness Coordinator

Victor Seymour – victors@qomqem.com

ph: 250-217-2393