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National First Nations ReAct Manual

The interactive PDF manual is a reference for workers who are responding to situations of suspected abuse, neglect or self-neglect.

Laws and resources related to guardianship, adult protection and incapability are complex and different in each province/territory. Information specific to each jurisdiction can be found by clicking on the corresponding section of the Canada maps located throughout the manual.

National First Nations ReAct


"With Love and Respect" is a 3 part dramatization that introduces the concept of Coordinated Community Response Networks in First Nations communities. It can be used to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue on the issues. The video is 5 minutes long.

With Love and Respect

"John's Story" takes the audience on a journey with John and his son Charlie. John has been having health problems and Charlie resents being his caregiver. The situation becomes unsafe for John and the community workers. The video is 10 minutes.

John's Story

"Mary's Story" introduces us to a situation of financial and physical abuse that lands Mary in hospital where she is fearful and ashamed and doesn't want anyone to know what happened. Learn how Mary is able to make her own decisions and life changes with the support of a health care team that allows her to recover and explore her options at her own pace. The video is 9 minutes.

Mary's Story

Media Clips

Dr. S. Calliou, Michel Band, is interviewed by Colleen Stewart, Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health. Dr. Calliou shares stories of courageous women who have faced adversity and abuse and her thoughts on what it means to be self-determining and safe. 6 minutes.

Dr. S. Calliou

Alison Leaney and April Struthers discuss Community Response Networks and the importance of being unified and coordinated as a social movement.

Community Response Networks

Chief Robert Joseph shares his personal insight about the very important issue of abuse of Elders in First Nations communities.

Chief Robert Joseph
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