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Our Programs


Conferences held major cities, smaller centres and Aboriginal communities. The focus is on abuse issues prevalent among Aboriginal people. Plenary sessions deal with recognition, impact and healing of issues such as sexual abuse, residential schools experience, generational impact of residential schools, grief and suicide. Counseling is provided by qualified aboriginal and non-aboriginal counselors. The conference is targeted for but not limited to victims of abuse, counselors and helpers of victims of abuse, pastors, and social workers in the Aboriginal community. The presenters are mostly aboriginal men and women holding Masters level degrees in counseling.  For more information, contact Rising Above.

Regional Seminars

One or two day workshops addressing local issues. Can be implemented as a follow-up to a conference.  For more information, contact Rising Above.

Music Ministry

The Rising Above Band ministers at Rising Above events, native gatherings, and native & non-native churches.  Read More

Parry Sound

Johan Strydom works among 3 communities around Parry Sound, Ontario, in the areas of grief recovery, leadership development and discipleship.  Read More

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