Suwa'lkh is an alternative educational program. It is open to students in grades eight to ten. Suwa'lkh means 'New Beginnings' in the Hul'qumi'num language. A trauma informed focus and embedding Indigenous ways of knowing and learning help to ground our students, while helping them gain skills to help their emotional well-being and sense of self. We provide academic programming, outdoor education opportunities, and a self-paced learning environment. We have a partnership with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society which includes student participation in our garden and forest. Breakfast and lunch program is provided.
A partnership with Outward Bound Canada allows Suwa'lkh to provide an extensive outdoor program, including day and overnight hikes, canoeing excursions, and survival skill classes throughout our province. These adventures encourage our youth to build capacity, resilience, and leadership, all while rebuilding and strengthening their connection to Mother Earth.