The Mamisarvik Healing Centre Program is a nationally recognized centre of excellence in the delivery of Inuit-specific treatment for trauma and substance use disorders. Mamisarvik provides professional, confidential, non-judgmental recovery and healing services to Inuit men and women 18 years of age or older. It has been helping people to heal and make positive life changes since 2003. Elders offer traditional healing knowledge and incorporate on-the-land activities.
The day program focuses on readiness and stabilization and consists of psycho-education, group therapy paired with group discussions, sharing circles and one-on-one counselling. Utilizing a strength-based approach, the program explores topics such as: Trauma, substance use, assertiveness, boundary setting, self-regulation, honesty, stress management, coping skills, self-love, relationships, sleep hygiene, anxiety and mindfulness. The program also incorporates traditional cultural activities and fitness.