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Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS)




Aboriginal Cancer Care is a program launched by VNHS in response to the rising incidence of cancer among Indigenous people. The Cancer Care program strives to build a community of support for individuals who receive a cancer diagnosis, their families and loved ones, as well as cancer survivors. Dental Clinic Medical Clinic Hours Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 9:30 - 2:30 Sunday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Closed for lunch from 12:30 -1:30 Positive Outlook Program The Positive Outlook Program provides care, treatment, and support services to over 1,500 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, with a strong focus directed towards the Indigenous people. Sheway Program Sheway provides comprehensive health and social services to women who are either pregnant or parenting children less than 18 months old and who are experiencing current or previous issues with substance use. The program consists of prenatal, postnatal and infant health care, education and counseling for nutrition, child development, addictions, HIV and Hepatitis C, housing and parenting. Sheway also assists in fulfilling basic needs, such as providing daily nutritious lunches, food coupons, food bags, nutritional supplements, formula, and clothing.


All My Relations Elders Program This project aims to increase Mmooooooke Sii Yea Ya All My Relations participants’ wellness and sense of positive identity through connection to Indigenous culture, spirituality and Indigenous Elders to address the many intergenerational effects of residential schools and colonialism. Aboriginal Supported Early Childhood Development Supported Child Development (SCD) is a Provincial program, funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that is designed to specifically meet the needs of children with extra support needs. SCD recognizes that inclusion and providing intervention and support in childcare settings during the early stages of development is important. Aboriginal Infant Development Support Workers The Aboriginal Infant Development Program at The Aboriginal Child & Family Support Services is pleased to provide the culturally sensitive/developmental programs for the Indigenous families who reside only in the Vancouver region and have children’s ages 0-3 Family Violence Program Fostering and nurturing a safe and healthy family environment; Empowering families to become active participants in the community; Learning, growing and strengthening our families, our team and our community. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Program The FASD Program is a family-centred program that works to support parents and/or caregivers that have a child 0-18 years old with FASD. Although the services are directed towards the child, our outreach workers assist families in aquiring knowledge of the special needs of their child(ren) and provides a variety of support services to the family. Indigenous Early Years Services The Indigenous Early Years Services are community-based services to assist and support caregivers with the goal of promoting parental competency and strengthening family life, leading to healthy child and family development.


The Tu'wusht project has been a great success since its inception in 2005. It was formerly known as the, "Urban Aboriginal Community Kitchen/Garden Project". The project was given the name Tu'wusht by Coast Salish Elder, the late Corrine Mitchell in 2013. Tu'wusht in the Tla'amin Coast Salish dialect means We Belong! u'wusht hosts 2 weekly activity days on Tuesdays and Fridays 50 weeks of the year. There is an abundance of on-going activities and opportunities from season to season. Tu'wusht Project activities mainly take place at the UBC Farm which is on traditional Musqueam First Nations territory located at 3461 Ross Drive Vancouver (UBC South Campus).

449 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC

Call: 604 254 9949



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Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) was established in 1991 with a mission to improve and promote the health of individuals with a focus on the Aboriginal community residing in Greater Vancouver. Today, Vancouver Native Health Society delivers comprehensive medical, counselling and social services generally to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Aboriginal community. The majority of our clients struggle with overlapping issues and con-current health issues such as substance abuse, mental health, chronic disease, homelessness and poverty. Over the past 25 years, Vancouver Native Health Society has grown into a well-known and respected community based organization. We deliver unique programs and services from the four quadrants of the medicine wheel: the physical, the emotional, the spiritual and the mental aspects of the individual. Please explore our many programs and services highlighted through out our website.

Last Updated

Thu, 26 Mar 2020