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ABOUT US

Directions For Wellness Inc. (DFWI) was formed in 1997. We have been providing outstanding program design and delivery in Edmonton and Central Alberta for over sixteen years. 

WE BELIEVE

We believe that all individuals should be provided with the opportunity to increase their capabilities. We are dedicated to the promotion of holistic change in peoples’ lives. We focus on both personal and professional aspects in a person's life so they find success in both areas.

WHAT WE DO

DFWI is a cost effective training provider alternative to the larger Public and Corporate Institutions. Our participants’ successes are enhanced by our ability to focus on quality, professional dedication and the importance of community.

OUR DIVISONS

The four divisions of DFWI include Job Seeker Services, Employer/Corporate Services, Health Services and Aboriginal Services. These four divisions may sound very separate but all link together in one form or another. 

OUR LEADERS

Our leaders, Wayne and Sherri Di Lallo have the skills and experience to lead DFWI to help all people be successful in life. Wayne is in charge of the Career Services and Personal & Professional Development divisions. His background focuses on experience in management; Career training. Wayne’s down to earth, methodical management style has developed many flourishing relationships with government, industry, First Nations and various inter agency colleagues. He has been facilitating, designing, coordinating and administering Career and Personal Development programs since 1990. He has been actively involved in delivering programs with Alberta Works (AW) in Wetaskiwin over the last nine years.

Sherri is head of the Health & Wellness and Aboriginal Services divisions. Sherri received Masters in Nursing from Athabasca University on June 8, 2012. Being Metis, Sherri stuck to her roots by focusing on Aboriginal Health after achieving her BScN in 1997 and she continues to advocate for Women’s Wellness. Her passion has always been to ascertain and provide effective and sufficient health services for all people.

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Our leaders, Wayne and Sherri Di Lallo have the skills and experience to lead DFWI to help all people be successful in life. Wayne is in charge of the Career Services and Personal & Professional Development divisions. His background focuses on experience in management; Career training. Wayne’s down to earth, methodical management style has developed many flourishing relationships with government, industry, First Nations and various inter agency colleagues. He has been facilitating, designing, coordinating and administering Career and Personal Development programs since 1990. He has been actively involved in delivering programs with Alberta Works (AW) in Wetaskiwin over the last nine years.

Sherri is head of the Health & Wellness and Aboriginal Services divisions. Sherri received Masters in Nursing from Athabasca University on June 8, 2012. Being Metis, Sherri stuck to her roots by focusing on Aboriginal Health after achieving her BScN in 1997 and she continues to advocate for Women’s Wellness. Her passion has always been to ascertain and provide effective and sufficient health services for all people.

OUR ACCOMPLLISHMENTS

Between Wayne, Sherri and members of their team at DFWI, here are several of their major accomplishments:

  • 2013: Received the GoA Alberta Works Employer of Choice Award from the Camrose Chamber of Commerce

  • 2012: Received the Wetaskiwin & District Chamber of Commerce President’s Award for displaying exemplary commitment and dedication to the Wetaskiwin & District Chamber of Commerce and Business Community.

  • 2011: Honored as a member of Stanfords Who’s Who

  • 2010: Wetaskiwin and District Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year.

  • 2010: Wayne was elected into his third term as the President of the Wetaskiwin and District Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2009: Sherri Implementation of the Aboriginal Women Wellness Clinic with Dr. Badawi

  • 2009: Sherri proposed, developed, implemented and managed the Prenatal Wellness Clinic

  • 2005: Sherri development and implementation of the Aboriginal Prenatal Wellness Program with Dr. Hendriks at the Wetaskiwin Family Medical Practice Clinic.

  • 1997: Development, implementation and administration of the Metis Nurse Nuse program in collaboration with Metis Nation of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College.

  • Sherri co-authored “Diabetes Information to Share With Your Family”.

  • Continuously implements and administers organization development strategies.

  • Specialized knowledge base includes: women’s health, addiction, domestic violence, personal and career development and corporate human resource consulting.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

A major part of leading a successful life is how well you take care of your body, mind and spirit. Directions for Wellness focuses not only on a persons personal and professional development, but also the development of a healthy life. Let us help you find ways to increase your health and wellness. After making even small adjustments, you will see great changes in all aspects of your life.

The Health & Wellness division of DFWI conducts needs assessments and focus groups. We design, create and customize services expressed as needs by communities or funders. We also provide speakers or presentations to explore and enhance your service deliver.

We offer programs and workshops in many areas of health and wellness. Some of these include:

WOMENS HEALTH
AND WELLNESS
management of addictions
FASD outreach promotion, prevention and support services
prenatal care
women's wellness
diabetes education prevention and management
education on healthy sexual practices
pregnancy related issues
CULTURAL SAFETY:

The development of cultural safety core competencies and communication strategies for nurses and other health professionals help Indigenous communities feel safe and supported about their health care. Cultural safe practices help nurses and other professionals reach a point of care that promotes cultural efficacy that supports collaborative relationships and empowers all stakeholders. To understand the history and health disparities of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples and to develop an awareness of colonization expressed by Indigenous people helps individuals explore how addressing cultural safety can change their practice and increases participation by this marginalized populations leading to better health.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS:

Indigenous Prenatal Wellness Program Model:
The Indigenous Prenatal Wellness Program (APWP) was created to improve prenatal health care to Indigenous women, providing streamlined access to multiple health care professionals within one clinic and focusing on traditional methodology. Then expanded to the Indigenous Women’s Wellness Clinic to address which provided health promotion and screening on prenatal care, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, gynecological services and cervical cancer screening.

DIABETES PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT:

DFWI developed and facilitated PRIADE (Professional Relationships in Indigenous Diabetes Education. Facilitated workshops on diabetes management, worked with Elders in delivering spiritual component of the program. Developed relationships with Métis and First Nations communities across Northern Alberta to deliver PRIADE and diabetes management workshops, with the Canadian Diabetes Association, First Nation and Inuit Health and Dr. Ellen Toth at the U/A and SLICK Program
Coauthored Diabetes: Information to share with Your Family

METIS NURSE ACCESS PROGRAM:

DFWI was headhunted for The Metis Nurse Access Program by developing and implementing a program for recruitment of Métis people into the health care industry. Developed four phase program beginning with grade 12, progressing through various stages of health care careers, and ending with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. Supervised staff, managed business plan, developed and coordinated Métis Nurse Access Program in partnership with Grant McEwan, Alberta Métis Communities, and Métis Nations of Alberta, and Métis Settlements.

PRESENTATIONS:

DFWI has provided education and information Cultural Safety, Healthy Sexual Practices, Pregnancy-Related Issues and Management of Addictions.

TESTIMONIALS
STEPHANIE

I moved to Camrose in 2008 and it took me three years to find employment. I was referred to Directions For Wellness in May 2011. They advocated for me and were very supportive. They acknowledged that despite my vision and hearing, I am very independent and able. My workplace training was a success. In January 2012 they got me my second job I started data entry part-time as part of their team. They work hard to assist those in need, and I hope to work her for years to come.

KARA

I was referred to Directions For Wellness. From the first meeting it was evident that they wanted what was best for me. They would go to prospective employers and champion me and what I could offer their company by hiring me. They also provided follow up’s with me and the employer to see how I am doing and if there is anything that they could do. I know they truly care, believe in and trust my abilities.

TINA

I am still loving the travel business. I have been waiting for my diploma so I can bring you a copy of it. I got an email the beginning of last week saying it was being sent out. I will feel much better once I actually have it in my hands. It seems to have been rather long process to wait for results and now to wait for the actual document. I cannot possibly thank you enough for the amazing opportunity that Directions for Wellness gave me!

ABOUT US
ADDRESSES

Directions For Wellness Inc. (DFWI) is a cost effective training provider alternative to the larger Public and Corporate Institutions.

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Wetaskiwin Office:

#103 & #104, 5220-48 Ave
Phone: 780.352.4477

Toll Free: 1.855.624.4477

Camrose Office

#100, 4811-51 Ave
Phone: 780.672.5580

Toll Free: 1.855.624.4477

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Leduc Office

4810-50 Ave

Light House CoWork

Phone: 780-986-0188

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