Woolwich Counselling Centre is located on the traditional territories of the Neutral (Attawandaron), Anishnaabe (pronounced Ah-nish-naw-bay) and Haudenosaunee (pronounced Ho-den-noh-show-nee) peoples. This is part of the Haldimand Tract, which encompasses six miles on either side of the Grand River.
We recognize and support their unique, historic, and continuing connection to this land.
Our ability to be working and living here now is a direct benefit of policies of expulsion and assimilation of Indigenous peoples during the time of settlement and Confederation, and since.
We recognize the past and present-day injustices faced by Indigenous peoples, and the deep and ongoing impact of these policies.
Woolwich Counselling Centre is forming alliances locally and committing to ongoing staff education and understanding. We commit to acknowledging the land in our work, while recognizing that this is just a small first step.
- The Healing of the Seven Generations: Works with individuals and families who are suffering the inter-generational impacts of the residential school system.
- Anishnabeg Outreach: Provides Indigenous people with access to culturally appropriate services and strive to support individuals with direction and assistance to overcome barriers.
- Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre: Facilitates the sharing of Indigenous knowledge and provides culturally relevant information and support services for all members of the University of Waterloo community, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.