Charles J. Andrew Youth &
Family Treatment Centre
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    Charles J Andrew Youth Treatment Centre
    Photo: Labrador Winter Games
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    Providing a Holistic Healing Program
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    Renewing Aboriginal Values, Beliefs & Practices
    Photo: Mathias Erhart

Welcome to the Charles J. Andrew Youth & Family Treatment Centre

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower Aboriginal families through the provision of a Holistic Healing Program. The program will be strongly influenced by traditional Aboriginal values, beliefs and practices through spirituality and a reconnection to the Land. These values, beliefs and practices will be key components in nurturing and building self-confidence and developing skills among youth and families to help them reach their full potential as community members.

The Centre opened in 2000 in response to a crisis of gas-sniffing and suicides among Innu youth in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. Since that time the Centre has served over 350 Innu, Inuit and First Nations youth from across Canada.

The Centre is a ten-bed residential youth and family healing centre. It serves Innu, Inuit, and First Nations youth and families from Atlantic Canada and across Canada. The Centre is an accredited facility with certified, trained staff.