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Welcoming youth from across Canada

While you’re here, we’re a home away from home

Located on the beautiful Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan, White Buffalo Treatment Centre (WBTC) was established in 1996 and accredited through the Canadian Accreditation Council beginning in 1999. WBTC has a proven history of providing quality services that are innovative in nature and are research-based best practices. WBTC is one of 9 facilities located across Canada funded under the National Youth Solvent Abuse Policy (NYSAP) with a mandate of providing both residential and outreach services for female youth experiencing difficulties related to abuse of alcohol, drugs, and/or inhalants.

Overhead photo of the White Buffalo Treatment Centre

We are governed by 10 tribal councils in Saskatchewan:

  • Agency Chiefs Tribal Council
  • Battleford Agency Tribal Council
  • Battlefords Tribal Council
  • File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council
  • Meadow Lake Tribal Council
  • Prince Albert Grand Council
  • Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • Southeast Treaty 4 Tribal Council
  • Touchwood Agency Tribal Council
  • Yorkton Tribal Council

While youth are with us, they participate in individual and group counselling; cultural activities, ceremonies, and teachings; formal education; equine therapy; and programming related to addiction awareness, anger management, emotional discovery, harm reduction, mental health wellness, and recovery.

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Virtues

Vision

Indigenous youth use the Creator’s gifts to achieve well and vibrant communities.

Mission

To empower Indigenous youth and families through culturally based, holistic treatment and community outreach services.

Values

  • Commitment
  • Client Centeredness
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Spirituality

Philosophy

WBTC’s philosophy is based on the seven sacred teachings: Love, Respect, Courage, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth. We portray these teachings to our clients while providing them with unconditional love, acceptance, belonging, and affiliation. We are responsible for providing our youth with a connection to their culture and identity. Our youth are taught hope, pride, empowerment, and self-acceptance. They learn to overcome mistakes, create harmony, motivation, balance, and resiliency in their lives so that they develop a strong sense of well-being. We give our clients a place within the community and provide them with acknowledgement, nurturing, and trust so that they may find their voices.

We model healthy behaviors through an environment of respect, boundaries, praise, and consequences so they may learn and understand values, morals, and healthy behavior.

We recognize the need for strength to overcome barriers and to be confident in the face of fear. We provide a place where emotions are embraced, and feelings are expressed in a healthy manner. We provide our youth with an opportunity to achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations. We have been blessed with an opportunity to impact our youth in a manner that will save lives.

White Buffalo Treatment Centre