Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society
Substance Abuse and Trauma Treatment Centre

Paddle Your Own Canoe (codependency) Program (requires 3 months sobriety)


Paddle your own Canoe is a one week program for those who struggle with relationship issues, work, and school impacting their life. We may cope by isolating, withdrawing or becoming a workaholic. These survival techniques start working against us. This program allows the gift of time and opportunity to share in group where participants define boundary issues, anger, overworking, and being over responsible. To assist in the process of healing we have gifted Elders who share brushing and cleansing ceremonies. We explore new ways of coping to create a more balanced lifestyle through culture, ceremony, and prayer – body, mind, and spirit.

Admissions and Assessment:

Each participant is carefully screened to ensure they are ready to benefit from from trauma treatment and have no other behaviour problems that need to be addressed first. They also must make a written commitment to complete the program; and make financial arrangements for travel to and from Tsow-Tun Le Lum.

Referrals to the program may come from:



Due to confidentiality and anonymity Tsow-Tun Le Lum will not post Intake dates. Application(s) are accepted by referral workers only: application forms (intake packages) are available on this website – please click on “Referral Packages tab”. Please review “admission criteria” prior to filling out the referral package. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office during regular business hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm.