44 East Cordova St at Columbia
Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
The Saa’ust Centre is an oasis for families and survivors affected by the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), brought to life by the Urban Indigenous Peoples' Advisory Committee's community partnerships.
It is operated by the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, while the City continues to work with partners to create a permanent Indigenous healing and wellness centre.
The centre is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, the ancestral home of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Services and supports
The Saa’ust Centre offers services and supports to families and survivors of MMIWG. It is an LGBTQ2S safe space and respects an individual’s family of the heart.
- Referrals to counselling services both on and off site
- Statement-taking for those already registered with the inquiry
- Ceremonies, drumming, and cultural activities from across Turtle Island
- Prayer space and access to Elders and Knowledge Keepers
- Silk screening, beading, and medicine pouch and button blanket making among other art programs