Saa’ust Centre

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Saa'ust Centre
44 East Cordova St at Columbia

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre

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.

Supports include:

  • 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

City of Reconciliation

Vancouver was designated a City of Reconciliation when the Reconciliation Framework was adopted by Council on July 8, 2014.

Year of Reconciliation

In partnership with Reconciliation Canada, we supported a Year of Reconciliation.

Truth and reconciliation

Aligning the Truth and Reconciliation call to actions with our work.