Call to Action #5 - Culturally appropriate parenting programs for Aboriginal families

6 years after its release, I am finally digging into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action. There are 88 days left in the year and the goal is to read and reflect on at least one call to action daily for the remainder of the year. Thank you for joining me on this journey. May our endeavour together be a catalyst for lasting progress and affect meaningful change in Canada.


The fifth Call to Action, under the heading Legacy focusing on Child Welfare is:

“5. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to develop culturally appropriate parenting programs for Aboriginal families.”

After a little time searching various terms, I found this interesting program in Regina offered at the Eagle Heart Centre:



Family Support Program

"This program provides support to families and their children through culturally appropriate, holistic, healing and preventative services. These Services include parenting skills, child development, healing issues, addictions and personal skills development with elders involved in all aspects. The Family Support Program is community-based and designed to complement the existing community services and resources. It provides support to families and their children through culturally appropriate, holistic, healing and preventative services. These Services address parenting skills, child development, healing issues, addictions and life skills development with Elders involved in all aspects."


- Tallis