HARC Facilitates Visioning Exercise with Advisory Group for CSFS & UNBC Elder Wellness Project

On Friday, April 29th, HARC facilitated a visioning exercise for the first in-person gathering of the Advisory Group for the Elder Wellness Project, an initiative focused on strengthening mental wellness and suicide prevention for Elders in the northern Interior.

The Elder Wellness Project is funded by a 5-year $1.5M grant received in 2019 by Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) and UNBC. HARC Research Director, Dr Sarah de Leeuw represents UNBC in this collaborative partnership aimed at developing community-led research on mental health and suicide prevention for Elders. The project seeks to develop activities and tools using Indigenous methodologies to increase community mental wellness and implement and evaluate interventions for member nations of CSFS.

On Friday, the Advisory Group explored their visions for their communities using a vision board exercise.