COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Service Change: Group circles, group ceremonies and student mentoring are temporarily suspended; however one-on-one support is available both in person (utilizing COVID-19 specific protocols to maintain safety) and virtually (online and phone) through St Joseph’s Parkwood Institute and Atlohsa Family Healing Services.

Biigajiiskaan: Indigenous Pathways to Mental Wellness Program

Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building
550 Wellington Rd, Okwari: Kowa Healing Space, F3-240
519-455-5110 ext 47800
Fax: 519-685-4801
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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2023: Suggest an edit


Referral from a mental health care provider at St Joseph’s Health Care London or through Atlohsa Family Healing Services required

Eligibility / Target Population

Indigenous adults 18 years and older who require mental health and addictions services


Covered by OHIP


Bill Hill (Ro'nikonkatste) - Project Leader
519-455-5110 ext 47554 *


English ; Ojibway

Language Notes

Interpretation available upon request

Area Served

London and Middlesex County


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Description of Services

An Indigenous-led mobile outreach team that works in-hospital and in the community to provide consultation, assessment, treatment planning/management, discharge planning and ambulatory services
  • Indigenous Elder-guided care and teachings from knowledge keepers
  • traditional Indigenous practices, such as healing circles, ceremony, smudging and drumming circles
  • educational and mentoring opportunities for health care professionals and students

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About Us

Co-delivered by St Joseph’s Health Care London in partnership with Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services, Biigajiiskaan (bee-gaw-jees-gawn) is a referral-based mental wellness program that aims to provide accessible, culturally-safe, specialized care for Indigenous people with serious mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders.

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2023: Suggest an edit