Missing Persons Funding for all Missing Persons (Provincial)
Families and friends can access support groups and individual counselling based on their needs. Caring Hearts offers both “Western Therapeutic” counselling as well as support from an Elder to provide “Traditional Indigenous Healing”.
As part of this program, Caring Hearts offers education and training on trauma, culturally appropriate care, trauma informed care, self-care and resiliency building, and ambiguous loss for agencies, groups and volunteers. Resource materials including manuals, workbooks, and webinars can also be accessed.
Support for Families of Murdered and
Missing Indigenous Women & Girls (Federal)
There is a growing need to develop education and skills at the local level to understand the sharing circle process so they can better assess the readiness of families, and be able to provide a more responsive local service that reflects a continuum of care model.
Caring Hearts provides support to build capacity in communities by creating a network of respected Elders and local service providers to continue delivery of services and support individuals and families throughout their healing process.
Toolkit - Culturally Appropriate Support for Families of
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The goal for this Toolkit is to develop a culturally grounded program that will educate non-
Indigenous agencies on various topics such as intergenerational trauma, missing and murdered
Indigenous women and girls, and Indigenous traditional methods of healing. The Toolkit will
take a two-eyed seeing approach of including traditional Indigenous knowledge and Western
knowledge approaches to trauma informed care and healing. The majority of the topics and
information in the toolkit are derived from or inspired by the knowledge of Elder’s in Treaty 4
and Treaty 6 areas in Saskatchewan.
The Caring Hearts team, including Elder Lorna Standingready works with families and community care providers during sharing circles that take place in community. Those wishing to participate in the sharing circle are invited to learn more about them by viewing the videos here.