Youth Indigenous Wellness Program

Nicole Yawney
Nicole Yawney, Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant 

Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant 

Nicole Yawney, MSW RSW 837725  
Saulteaux member of Fishing Lake First Nation, Treaty 4 

Anin/Boozhoo/Atelihai/Tanshi /Hello, Indigenous community members! The Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant supports mental health and cultural wellness for all Indigenous kids at Children’s Hospital. The Youth Wellness Consultant works with youth 1:1 in a supportive role surrounding mental health and cultural wellness.

The consultant bridges traditional ways of knowing & western approaches to healing.

  • 1:1 mental health visit’s for children and youth ages 0-18 in children’s hospital in your active engagement in care (inpatient/outpatient).
  • Provide Indigenous children's books, fidget animals, and smudge kits.
  • Braid cultural wellness: talking and healing circle, ribbon skirts, ribbon shirts, dreamcatchers, beadwork, painting, art, and games.
  • Liaison and advocate between patients, families, and, care-teams.
  • Provide consultation to clinical staff/teams with a cultural and trauma-informed lens for Indigenous patients and families.
  • Facilitate access to the Kenwite’:ne Healing Space at Victoria site, traditional medicines, connection to elders, community programming, and ceremony.

Self-referrals are accepted by email or phone