The IADWP is designated as a community based assessment, referral and support program for Indigenous people desiring to improve their quality of life by moving away from addiction lifestyles. The IADWP also provides alternatives to alcohol and substance abuse through family and community based activities and events which promote healthy active living free from alcohol and substance abuse. Recovery planning and after care support programs are also provided to those returning from treatment centres.
IADWP Workers also provide education and information services to schools, community groups, other Friendship Centre programs, and mainstream treatment and service providers. Workers also participate in health fairs and community events to promote and articulate the aspirations of the urban Indigenous community.
The goal of the IADWP is to assist Indigenous people in addressing alcohol drug issues and preventing or minimizing the negative effects of addictive substances for Indigenous individuals, families and communities.
- To promote healthy lifestyles free from alcohol, drug, and solvent abuse within the Indigenous community.
- To promote existing MHLTC sponsored treatment service models within the urban community.
- To healthy alternatives to alcohol, drug and solvent abuse.
- To promote culturally appropriate system of addiction treatment services and programs for Indigenous people with alcohol and drug abuse problems.
- To increase knowledge and sensitivity through awareness for service providers in the addiction field.
- To increase the effectiveness and provide cost effectiveness and provide cost effective treatment, service development for alcohol and drug abuse programs with the Friendship Centre.
- The completion of Intake, Assessment and Referral services necessary to support the client throughout the recovery process.
- The development and maintenance of positive working relationships with other Friendship Centre Program Workers.
- Creation of working relationships with community agencies, program and services in the surrounding area.
- Promotion of addiction free lifestyles through education and information sessions as well as through sponsoring of community events and activities.
- Comply with the OFIFC File Management, Case Audit, Financial, Universal Consent and Program Management Policies.
- Comply with the provincial and federal privacy legislation.
- Adhere to terms, conditions, and expectations outlined in the Service agreement.
Indigenous person of First Nation, Inuit or Metis ancestry seeking to recover from or affect a change in alcohol or substance abuse lifestyle.
- Referral services
- Transportation and assistance to appointments
- One on one support
- Information sessions
- Family and community based activities
- Group sessions
- Assessments (Admission & Discharge Criteria & Assessment Tools)
- Northern Exchange Program