In 2003 Mariah Sinclair (Metis) and Raven Sinclair (Nehiyaw) invited a small number of mindful practitioners to work together in a space called “A Place of Resonance”. Through collective will these pracitioners created a grounded workplace for themselves, and for those seeking their services, a place to quiet the mind, support and heal the body and soul, and experience a deep, meaningful wellness.
We have grown in number over the years, sharing our space and resources, with the vision of welcoming all who enter regardless of gender identification/expression, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.
The sharing of our history holds the energy of the space, facilitating our collective work, and maintains the beauty of the space in a harmonious way. These reflexions help us continue to provide an atmosphere that allows for peace, relaxation, contemplation, nurturing, and healing. We are grateful for the insight, integrity, and work of Mariah, Raven, and the original practitioners who created this space and set our intention for our work to continue with the positive energy that lives here still.
Our logo honours these beginnings with the painted circle representing the medicine wheel and four directions, with the tree flourishing within. The medicine wheel and intricate network of branches of the tree represents our connection to clients, friends, family, ancestors and nature through the interconnectedness of all things.
It is a reminder that we are never alone or isolated. Through awareness, knowledge and clear communication, we have agency over our own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual life with the support of our community. The peaceful and relaxing presence of Dutch Elms is part of the Broadway District's urban forest signifying growth, vitality and health-giving inspiration, while providing power to the work done by clients and practitioners here at BHC.
In consultation with our Indigenous/Metis Advisory Group we have included a Land Recognition, Indigenous and Metis language, and images within our website that share our work together. We show respect and responsibility for our collective role in the process of Reconciliation as outlined through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.