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Sisters in Strength Wellness Retreat

The BC Bereavement Helpline hosted its first 2017 Sisters in Strength Retreat in the Fall of 2017 over at the Sts‘ailes Lhawathet Lalem retreat healing centre in Agassiz, B.C.in support of Indigenous women who are family members to one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Fifteen First Nations women participants and ten supporters and facilitators joined together for one weekend of healing and strength building.





Quotes from Participants:

Being in a grassroots setting with ladies who also understand grief and loss, it brings forth the healing along with strength.

[The retreat] Helped me gain my balance once again.

[I feel] More connected with my heritage.

BCBH would like to extend its profound gratitude to our partners for their invaluable support. We could not have done it without you.

Mission Friendship Centre Society

SFU Centre for Restorative Justice  

BCBH acknowledges the receipt of civil forfeiture funding from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch.