Jean Erasmus, RPC

Co-Founder, Dene Wellness Warriors

About Jean Erasmus, RPC

Jean Erasmus is Dene and Cree originally from Fort Chipewyan and now makes Yellowknife her home.

As a child, she was fortunate enough to experience living on the land with her family.  She later spent 6 years in Indian Residential Schools (IRS) and is a third-generation survivor. Jean began her personal healing when she was a teenage mom.

Many people have said that Jean is kind, unassuming and approachable, which helps her to connect with people. She is also a resilient woman with a lot of compassion. She is passionate about her work with Indigenous people with whom she has worked for over thirty years.

Jean earned her designation as a Registered Professional Counsellor and is a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.  She is able to draw from her skill set and life experiences to help people with their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.  As a Certified Life Coach, Jean can also help them build healthier relationships and reach personal goals.

Indigenous Services Canada has designated Jean to provide therapeutic services for Residential School Survivors and their families in the Yellowknife area.

Her vision is to help people become aware of unhealthy behaviours and find solutions towards change.


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Dene Wellness Warriors

Jean is the Co-founder of Dene Wellness Warriors. Their vision is to educate and inspire people towards a life of wellness.

They’re mission is to see a community of healthy people who create life-changing habits, using skills they learned to overcome personal challenges. People will continue to make healthy choices and teach others what they learned with the Dene Wellness Warriors.

In 2019, Jean and her Co-founder Roy Erasmus partnered with Rhodes Wellness College to form the Northern Indigenous Counselling (NIC) initiative. This program trains and certifies other Indigenous counsellors to help their own people.

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