Mino Bimaadiziwin

Youth Program

Mino Bimaadiziwin

The Mino Bimaadiziwin Program provides community-based and culturally relevant programs and services for children, youth and their caregivers who have experienced violence and unhealthy relationships in the home or community.

Mino Bimaadiziwin is an Anishinaabemowin phrase meaning “to live the good life”.

The Program

Rooted in the Medicine Wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings, the Mino Bimaadiziwin program supports youth in building cultural identity, life skills and safety planning.

Our Services / Supports

In addition to one-on-one and group supports services, the program also utilizes counselling, referrals, crisis phone counselling, emergency and transitional housing supports, safety planning, individual planning and goal setting, group supports, food security and education, fitness and the opportunity to just be a kid by going to camp.

Our Community Impact (this past year)

  • Provided 150 backpacks with school supplies to families.
  • The CAS Discretionary Fund delivered through the program provided 10 children and youth with basic needs and transition supports.
  • The Mino Community Prevention Program provided supports to 163 women and children.
  • The Mino Bimaadiziwin Program served 204 children and youth, and 68 women total. 

For more information, contact mino@atlohsa.com

Early Intervention is Key

With a focus on early intervention, the goal is to avoid the need for more intensive supports later in life. Help honour the voices of our children so that we can strengthen the entire family unit and ultimately the community.