Decolonized Harm Reduction

Decolonized Harm

programs that focus on decolonized harm reduction include:


    Land-Based Healing: Since 2019, the ACEH has provided land-based healing camps for the ISF, resulting in positive outcomes at both the individual and community level. Participants report that the camps have been a catalyst for holistic change, leading to improved mental wellness and healing. The land-based experience is described as transformative, strengthening their spirit, self-identity, and community connection. The ACEH has done over 25 Camps, reaching approximately 125+ people.


    Started in 2020, the IAHRRP is in its third year of operating, informed by the ACEH’s Elders and Knowledge Keepers Advisory. This program provides a culturally responsive milieu of Elder mentorship, ceremony, and staff who are educated in Indigenous traditions and protocols. This year, the IAHRRP shows promising practice with its integration of a cannabis substitution program.


    The ACEH is piloting a decolonized recovery program at Kwum Kwum LeLum (House of Courage). This program supports residents when they are ready and includes access to health, cultural and community support at home, with the support of an Elder, Cultural Mentor, nursing, and counselling.

additional programs & services.

We offer many additional programs & services:

  • Counselling

  • Cultural Mentorship
  • Culturally Aligned Integrated Support Framework (Rental Supplements)
  • Gender-based Violence Program
  • Nursing
  • Outreach
  • Youth Program
  • YEḴ,ÁUTW̱ (Place of Hope) Indigenous Justice Program

With gratitude the ACEHS acknowledges the Lekwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples on whose ancestral homelands and unceded territories we gather, live, and work.