Therapy Services for Indigenous Youth
Anderson Therapy Services has collaborated and worked with Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Northern Canada, Ontario and Quebec for over 15 years.
We provide culturally sensitive and consistent services, which in turn, allows us to support youth in developing their skills academically, physically, and mentally.
Anderson Therapy Services has provided services for many remote communities who may not otherwise receive allied-health and mental health supports. Our service delivery model is built on a combination of visits to schools, daycare centers, and nursing stations/health centres as well as weekly online videoconferencing therapy sessions. The key to our success is creating close relationships with community members and training local staff to help with therapy sessions. This vital connection not only fosters capacity building but allows children to achieve their goals while receiving services in their home community.
Over the years, we have been invited to various communities across Canada to provide our services. We work closely with the child’s family, educators, school personnel, and health care providers to provide the best treatment possible. We are always honoured when asked to collaborate with community Chiefs, directors, Elders, and Jordan’s Principle Case Managers.
Our team of therapists have experience traveling to remote areas to conduct assessments and treatment, along with providing follow-up services online. During our visits, we also provide customized training for local staff and parents.
The Anderson Therapy team prides in their culturally-sensitive, innovative, and sustainable service model. We work closely with Health and Education Directors. Funding sources include health, core funding in education, special education, and Jordan’s Principle.
Our unique service delivery model, in partnership with communities, has helped many First Nations children and youth receive much needed allied and mental health services.