Programs

White Buffalo Club

This Club is an ongoing drop-in program that is foundational to the WBYL.

  • This program partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saskatoon for children aged 6-13.
  • This program runs from Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm-6 pm.
  • It provides cultural, sports & recreation, and nutrition programming.
  • This central program allows children to be in a safe environment that promotes play, growth, and relationship building.

WBYL Youth Council

Members will have the opportunity to assist in developing the programs they want to see, and through the council, they will be given a voice at White Buffalo Youth Lodge and within their community.
WBYC is a group of young adults coming together, having fun, gaining friendships, values, and teachings that will benefit themselves and the future generation of WBYL.

Eligibility

  • Youth aged 15-18 years old
  • Interested in learning new skills to help impact their community.
  • Embrace WBYL vision, “Gathering together, honouring the past, building the future = mâwatascikewina = Gathering for future use.

Sawēyihtotān Mobile Services and Transitional Home

Sawēyihtotān Mobile Services (SMS) – Outreach is an initiative to address housing and homelessness in Downtown Saskatoon. This initiative seeks to provide wâhkômâkanak (relatives) with access to support services through an Indigenous model while dealing with homelessness issues. Services offered are guided by the medicine wheel teachings through cultural advisors & elders involved in case planning. These supports address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of self.

  • Sawēyihtotān Transitional Home provides short-term transitional housing for Saskatoon’s most vulnerable population.
  • The home offers 24-hour care, support, and supervision to wâhkômâkanak through an Indigenous model to ensure they can stay housed while stabilizing and working on long-term housing options.
  • We offer support in mental health, addictions, basic needs, life skills, cultural support, and housing support. The Indigenous model informs our work of holistic wellness.
  • The Medicine Wheel teachings guide all the case planning with wâhkômâkanak living in the home have daily access to a mental health therapist, elders, support staff and housing support workers.
  • Outreach Services are available: Monday – Friday 9 am-12 am; Saturday & Sunday 4 pm-12 am.

Miskasowin Youth Shelter

Miskasowin serves the needs of youth aged 16-25 years. The youth who access the shelter are given a shower, hot meal, access to laundry and a bed. The staff connect the youth staying in the shelter with Essential Services and/or an Urban Navigator, who will then step in to support and guide the youth through the systems (Justice, Ministry(s), Housing, Medical, Elder Support) to get them the help they need.

Pathways to Wellness

Pathways to Wellness is a safe and supportive educational drop-in program focused on well-being and recovery. Pathways to Wellness is run by our partner, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, where clients do not have to be referred to or enrolled to attend and occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays. The subject matter would include subjects surrounding Mental Health, Wellness, and Addiction.

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