Urban Aboriginal HIPPY – Vancouver Native Health Society
Osiris Lopez, HIPPY Coordinator & Home Visitor

Phone: 604-602-7558 ext. 141
449 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1P5

Urban Aboriginal HIPPY is currently offered at Aboriginal Child & Family Support Services supported by Vancouver Native Health Society. Began operating in the fiscal year of 2005/2006. The site operates out of the Phil Bouvier Family Centre where HIPPY is offered in English. Last year serving 20 families – 24 Aboriginal children the program was a great success. These families speak English at home but they represent many different nations from the aboriginal culture which some practice their native language. (Staff: one HIPPY Coordinator/Home visitor working full time (40 hours a week). Funding for Urban Aboriginal HIPPY is generously provided by Vancouver Native Health Society.

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Aboriginal HIPPY – Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre
Ivy Richardson, HIPPY Coordinator

Phone: 250-754-3215
319 Selby Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R4

Aboriginal HIPPY – Tsleil-Waututh First Nation
Meade Manson, HIPPY Coordinator & Home Visitor

Phone: 604-929-0693
3075 Takaya Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7H 3A8


Aboriginal HIPPY – Treaty 7
Malina Blood, HIPPY Coordinator
Phone: 403-359-1797


Aboriginal HIPPY – Saskatoon Tribal Council
Donna Nieman, Interim HIPPY Coordinator
Phone: 306-514-8998
335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4S1

Saskatoon Tribal Council Aboriginal HIPPY site provides support to six First Nation communities with in its membership. Currently there are HIPPY home visitors in the communities of Muskeg Lake, Mistawasis, Kinistin, Muskoday, and Yellow Quill and one coordinator based out of the Saskatoon Tribal council office in Saskatoon. The program is offered in English and serves 76 members. Aboriginal HIPPY brings together isolated parents on Saskatchewan Reserves and provides opportunities for cultural teaching and fellowship while learning the HIPPY curriculum.


Aboriginal HIPPY – Native Child and Family Services Toronto
Randi O’Brien, Hippy Coordinator & Home Visitor
156 Galloway Rd, Scarborough, ON M1E 1X2

Aboriginal HIPPY has been offered at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) since Spring 2017, serving our Urban Aboriginal population. The site operates out of our Scarborough Family Life Centre, which is a predominately Aboriginal populated neighbourhood. Although we operate out of Scarborough, we are happy to service the Toronto Aboriginal community downtown as well. Being a recently new site Randi O’Brien is both the HIPPY Coordinator/ Home Visitor. Randi is a literature major; teaching a literacy program this for her is a means to serve her First Nations community. Presently, NCFST serves approximately 10 families.


508-1190 Melville Street Vancouver, BC. Canada