The NAN Hope Wellness Navigators are the primary contact for NAN members who reach out by phone, text, live chat, or Facebook. Wellness Navigators provide navigation to existing community-based and regional support services and connect members to confidential counselling support.
ᕈᐟ 15 ᐱᐳᐧᓇ ᐊᐢᐱᐣ ᐃᓂᑯᐠ ᑭ ᐯᒋ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᑲ ᓂᑲᓂᐟ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᑕᐃᐧᐊᓂᐧᐊᓂᓂᐠ ᐁ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᐃᐧᐁᐟ ᑲ ᒪᒥᓄᒥᐧᐁᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐯᐡᑭᐡ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐟ ᐁ ᑭ ᐸᐸᔭᐸᑎᓯᐟ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐢᑭᐠ ᔕᐧᐸᐢᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᓇᑕᐢᑭᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑫᔑᒋᐧᐊᓄᐠ᙮ ᓇᐢᐱᐨ ᑲᐡᑭᐅᐤ ᐁᐧᐃᒋᐊᐸᑎᓯᒪᐟ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐢᑭᐠ ᑲ ᐃᑕᓂᒋ ᑭᒋᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐧᑕᐤ ᐁ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᑲᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᒥᓄᐱᒪᑎᓯᐧᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᐁ ᑭᑲᐧᑫ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᐁᑐᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᒧᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᐃᑌᑫ ᑲᐡᑭᐅᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐟ ᐧᐊᓇᐧᐃᑎᒥᐠ ᐃᑌᑫ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᓂᑭ ᐁ ᑭᐯᒋ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐧᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᑫ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᑭᑫᐃᒥᒋ ᑲ ᒪᓂᐸᓂᓂᒋ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᐧᐊ ᑭ ᑭᔑᑕᐤ ᐅᐅ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᑯᑕᑭᔭ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑲ ᑭ ᐯᒋ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ᙮ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᓇᓂᑌᓂᑕᐧᑲᓂᓂᐠ ᒪᓂᐸᓂᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᑲᓂᔑᐧᐊᓇᒋᑕᐟ ᐊᐧᐁᓇ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓯᐧᐃᐣ ᑭ ᐯᒋ ᐊᑐᐢᑲᑕᑦ ᐅᐅ ᑕᑐ ᒪᓂᐸᓂᐧᐃᓇ ᑲ ᐃᑕᐧᑲᓂᓂᑭ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐧᑲᔭᐢᐠ ᐁᐧᐃᒋᐊᐟ ᑕᑐ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᑲᓇ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᐟ᙮
ᐊᓂ ᔕᐧᐊᓄᐠ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᐅᐱᑭᐤ ᐁ ᑭ ᐯᒋ ᐧᐃᒋ ᐅᐱᑭᒪᐟ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐢᑭᔭ ᐧᐊᐢᑲ ᐁ ᑭᑕᐧᑲᓂᓂᑭ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐁᓯᑭᓀᓯᐟ ᐁ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐢᑭᔭ ᐧᐊᐢᑲ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᐃᑕᐟ ᐅᒪ ᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᓂᐧᐊ ᐱᐠᒍᐧᐊᓇᐣᐠ, ᐃᓗᓚᐧᐱ ᓚᑭᐧᐃᓪᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐁᓯᑭᓀᓯᐟ ᐁ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑫᓂᑕᐠ ᑲ ᐃᑎᓂᒋ ᐅᐅ ᐅᑕ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐢᑭᐠ ᑲ ᑕᔑᑫᓂᒋ᙮ ᐊᓂ ᑭ ᐯᒋ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᑲᑕᑦ ᐅᐅ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᒪᓂᐸᓂᐧᐃᓇ ᐁᐧᐃᒋᐊᐟ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᑲᓇ ᒪᒥᓄᒥᐧᐁᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᐃᔑ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑲᐧᐃᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᑕᓀᑎᓂᒋ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᐧᐊ᙮ ᐊᓄᒋᑫ ᐸᐣᑯᐳᕐ ᑭᒋ ᐃᑕᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᑭ ᐃᔑ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᐁᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐧᑕᐟ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᐃᑐᑌᓂᒋ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᑲᓇ ᑲᒪᓂᐱᑎᑯᓂᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑲ ᐊᐸᒋᑕᓂᒋ᙮ ᐊᓂ ᑫᓂᑯᐠ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᐁ ᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐧᑕᐟ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᐃᒥᒋ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᑲᓇ ᒪᐧᐊᐨ ᑲ ᑭᒋ ᒪᓂᐸᓂᓂᒋ ᐁᑯᑕ ᑲ ᑭ ᐃᔑ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐟ᙮ ᒪᔦᐤ ᐱᑯ ᐊᓂ ᑲ ᑭᒋ ᒪᒪᐢᑲᑌᓂᑕᐠ ᑭᒋ ᐧᐃᒋᐧᑕᐟ ᐅᑌᒪ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒣᐱᐢ ᐃᔑᓂᑲᓱᓂᐧᐊ ᑲ ᑭ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᒥᒋ ᑭᒋ ᑭᐧᐃᒋᐧᑕᓂᒋ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᑲᓇ ᑲ ᒪᓂᐸᓂᓂᒋ ᐅᒋ᙮
ᐸᓪ ᑭᒪᒋᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᐅᒪ ᑲ ᐃᓇᐸᑎᓯᐟ ᐊᐧᐊᔑᔕᐠ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᐃᒋᐠ ᑭ ᐃᔑᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᑲ ᐃᐡᐧᑲ ᑭᔑᑕᐢᐸᐣ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᐧᒐᐨ ᐸᐧᕋᐣ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᑐᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᐠ᙮ ᑭᐡᐧᑲ ᒥᓇ ᑭ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᑯᑕᐠ ᐱᒥᐃᐧᐁᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐃᐢᐧᑫᐧᐊᐠ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᐃᒋᐠ ᑭᐧᐃᑕᒧᐧᐁᐸᐣ ᐁᐧᐃᑕᐠ ᑲ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐢᐸᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕆᐅ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐅᒪ ᐁᐧᐃ ᐃᓇᐸᑎᓯᐢᐸᐣ ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᑕᓂᐧᐊᑭ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᑐᐧᐃ ᐣᑐᑯᓄᓇ᙮ ᔕᑯᐨ ᑭᓄᑌ ᑭᑐᑌᐤ ᐁ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓂᐧᐃᐟ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐢᑭᐠ ᑲ ᐅᒋᐟ᙮ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑭ ᐊᐸᒋᐃᑯᐤ ᐧᐃᓇ ᐁ ᑭᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᐃᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒪᑲ ᐧᐃᓇ ᑭ ᐊᐸᒋᐊᑲᓂᐧᐊᐣ ᑭᒋ ᑭ ᒪᒥᓄᒪᐟ ᐅᐅ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇ ᒥᓯᐧᐁ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᑕᓂᐧᐊᑭ ᑲ ᐅᒋ ᐱᒥᐃᒋᐠ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᐧᐃᓇ ᑭᓂᑲᓂᑲᑕᑦ ᐅᐅ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᑫᐧᑲᐣ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ᙮
ᐧᕋᐳᕐᐟ ᑭᐧᐁᑎᓄᐠ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᐅᐱᑭᐤ ᐃᓂᓂᒧᐤ ᒉᒥᐢᐯ ᐃᑌᑫ ᑭ ᐃᔑ ᐅᐱᑭᐤ᙮ ᐊᑕᐧᐊᐱᐢᑲᑐᐠ ᐅᒋᐤ ᒥᐧᓀᓂᑕᑦ ᓄᒋᒥᐠ ᐁ ᐃᑕᐟ ᐁᓇᑕᒥᓇᐅᐟ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᑐᑕᒧᐧᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᐁᓄᒋᑕᐟ ᐁ ᐃᔑ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐟ ᓇᓇᑲᐠ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᔑᔕ ᐁᓂᐸᐊᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᓇᒣᓴ᙮ ᐊᓄᐨ ᒪᑲ ᑲᐱᐢᑫᓯᐣᐠ ᐃᑕᐤ ᐊᔑᐨ ᐅᐯᔭᑯᑌᐧᐃᓯᐧᐃᐣ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐤ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᑕᐧᐯᔦᓂᑕᐠ ᒪᑲ ᑭᒋ ᑭᑲᐡᑭᑕᐟ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᐟ
ᒪᑎᓯᐣ ᐅᑎᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐃᔑᓂᑲᓱᐧᐃᐣ ᐧᐊᐱ ᐊᐣᓇᐣᐠ ᐧᐁᒥᐢᑎᑯᔑᑲᐣ ᐊᐧᐊ ᒥᑭᓯᐤ ᐅᑐᑌᒧᐤ᙮ ᐁᑯᑌ ᑕᐣᑐᕐᐯ ᑲ ᐅᒋ ᐅᐱᑭᐟ ᐯᔭᐠ ᐃᑕᐧᐃᓂᔑᐠ᙮ ᐊᓄᒋᑫ ᑭ ᑭᔑᑕᐤ ᐁ ᑭ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᓴᐟᐯᕆ ᑭ ᑲᐡᑭᐅᐤ ᐁ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑭ ᑲᐡᑭᑕᒪᓱᐤ ᑭᒋ ᑭᐢᑌᓂᒥᐟ ᒥᓇ ᒪᑲ ᐧᐃ ᑭᐢᑭᓄᐊᒪᓱᐤ ᐁᐧᐃᑲᐧᑫᑐᑕᐠ ᐊᒋᑫᐣ ᑭᒋ ᐊᑎ ᑲᒋᑎᓇᐠ ᑫᐧᑲᓇ ᑫ ᑭ ᐅᒋ ᐊᐸᑎᓯᐟ᙮
Angus studied Addictions Counselling and Social Work at McMaster University. He is a Registered Social Worker in private practice who also does mental health and addiction work as well as some coordination of services in Kashechewan First Nation on the James Bay Coast. He has been working in the field of mental health and addictions for over 18 years in both direct service and management roles in treatment, prevention, harm reduction, crisis and case management. He uses a strengths based, solution focued approach to helping with aspects of CBT and DBT. He is a big believer in mindfulness and the mind-body connection and recently completed a trauma-based yoga teacher training. He is also a certified ASIST Suicide Intervention trainer.
Nancy practices counselling and psychotherapy in Lancaster, Ontario and serves Cornwall, the SDG counties and western Quebec. She is registered in Ontario and enjoys providing services online. Nancy has a Master of Social Work degree (MSW), is Registered Social Worker (RSW), is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). Nancy has over 25 years’ experience in the human services field and boasts a varied background. She has spent 15 years working and living in Canada’s Artic where she feels she learnt a lot about life and being resilient. Nancy spent most of those years helping small communities cope with trauma and grief, often acting as a front-line responder as well as follow up clinical care.