Uskâu ihtûwin (New Ways) is an experimental project offering a range of tailored support services focusing on prevention and promotion of Eenou ihtûwin to increase holistic wellness amongst youth.
What is it?
Uskâu ihtûwin is an open space and entry point to a continuum of services for Uschinîchisûch covering gaps in services. The program is based on collaboration and community partnership.
Who is it for?
This program is for Uschinîchisûch in the community of Waswanipi. It is made for youth and young adults (8 - 35 years old), by youth.
It may be rolled out in other communities in the future.
Where is it offered?
Uskâu ihtûwin is available at the Waswanipi Youth Center. The team also outreaches everywhere in the community to connect with youth. Uskâu ihtûwin experiments with different partnerships and activities to broaden the scope of opportunities for youth and to help them figure out their passions and interests.
What is it like?
Uskâu ihtûwin offers a safe space for youth to access:
Links to professional mental and physical health services
Referrals to CMC and other community partners
Prevention and support through youth coaching
Coping with anxiety
Emotional regulation strategies
Self-improvement and goal setting
Conflict resolution strategies
Promotion of healthy lifestyle
New activities and opportunities for youth
Workshops and trainings for youth and people working with youth
Bullying prevention activities
Cultural and traditional activities
Sexual health information and awareness
When is it offered?
How can I get this service?
Stop by the Waswanipi Youth Center during open hours to visit the Uskâu ihtûwin space and staff.
Where can I learn more?
Meet the Team
Elijah’s favourite hobbies are fitness, hiking, kickboxing, fishing, hunting, working around the house, traveling, and being a foodie.
Eddie enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, canoeing, riding his skidoo, staying out on the land and spending time with his family.