Welcome to South Island Wellness Society

South Island Wellness Society delivers a variety of community driven collaborative family planning services using the Coast Salish teachings that have been used by our people for centuries.

Our Service Area

We provide services to all First Nations and Urban Aboriginal Children and Families that live within in our Coast Salish territory; which includes our nine First Nations villages and all of the surrounding territories of the Southern Vancouver Island.

A Common Goal

"I want to make sure these children are safe in a world our ancestors left behind. We have a common goal to come together for our children, use the words and gifts from our ancestors"

-Elder Tom Sampson

Joys in our Community

"We talk with love. We want the joys in our community. We want to set goals with our kids. We want to bring back the laughter in our children."

-Danny Henry

Meaningful Change

For change to be meaningful and lasting, it must be driven by the values and culture that have sustained us as a people for countless generations.

-Elders’ Statement of Values, South Island Wellness Society

Better Outcomes for our Families and Children

In 2009 the Chiefs of Pacheedaht, T’Sou-ke, Beecher Bay, Songhees, Esquimalt,Tsawout, Tsartlip, Pauquachin, and Tseycum came together with Urban Aboriginal Leadership to form South Island Wellness Society to provide better outcomes for our Families and Children.

We're hiring!
We are looking for a Collaborative Facilitator.

If this sounds like a career opportunity you're looking for, please take a look at the full job posting for details on how to apply.

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Offering Support to First Nation Families

South Island Wellness Society (SIWS) uses Traditional Decision Making processes to facilitate community-based collaborative planning for Aboriginal families that require support to address concerns about the care of their children.
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Cultural Connection Planning

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Permanency Planning

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Voluntary Family Planning

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Family Group Conference

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Family Case Planning Conference

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Youth Transition Conference