Embracing Life Programs

Our Wise Practice:

'ts'iium' - 'cultivating' our community through support and nurturing

Embracing Life Programming uses the strengths of our community to support community wellness and nurture the growth of safe connections within the community. Embracing Life promotes wellness by providing culturally grounded healthy teachings to root community in their culture and invites community members to share their knowledge and skills—promoting and strengthening connection to culture between generations.

Our goals:

  • To deliver a culturally focused wellness programs while providing teachings and activities, awareness and educational workshops.
  • To provide community members  tools to live well (physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally) by providing teachings with regard to, healthy relationships, safety, and self-care
  • To identify and promote a network of safe spaces for community members.



Embracing Life is located in our Youth Services Building

5408 Stolou Road, Duncan, B.C. 

Phone: (250) 715-1160


Staff: Michelle Louie, Embracing Life Manager/Youth Services Manager

Phone: (250) 732-2168

Email: Michelle.Louie[@]cowichantribes.com 

Suicide Prevention Contacts

Kwun'atsustul Counselling: (250) 746-6184

Embracing Life Program: (250) 715-1160

KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717

Child/Youth Line: (250) 723-2040

Adult/Elder Line: (250) 723-4050

Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

Suicide Prevention Resources

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Youth Counselling Incentive Program

Access your school or family cousellor and receive a $15 Subway gift card after completing three sessions. 

Need support getting connected to a counsellor? Embracing Life can help set up services.