Shkaabe Makwa plays a key role in connecting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across the province with a focus on:
Building relationships and collaborative partnerships;
Providing training to support workforce development;
Advancing culturally relevant systems initiatives; and
Improving practice through research and knowledge exchange.
Shkaabe Makwa collaborates with many programs across CAMH to develop and deliver training, implement system initiatives, coordinate knowledge exchange events and webinars, support Virtual Care services, resource for research projects and lead Indigenous engagement for CAMH programs and initiatives.
We believe that culture is central to healing and wellness
Welcome to the Shkaabe Makwa website! Over the years we have been building our team at CAMH. We are a dynamic group with staff from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities – and our life stories represent great diversity and experience. We are excited about the opportunity to assist in moving forward wellness initiatives. We believe that culture is central to healing and wellness – and we are committed to bringing about change in ways that respect and honour traditional knowledge and community expertise.
Please visit our website often to learn about current initiatives, upcoming events and available resources.
CAMH has a very special relationship with the land at its main campus at Queen Street West. In the colonial records, the land has been described as the Council grounds of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. This preferred location allowed for camping for the hundreds of Mississaugas who travelled by canoe to conduct the governance of their Nation, trade, and engage in negotiations for treaty making and land transactions.
In its current form, the Land Acknowledgement signals the organization’s commitment to reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis – and promises to embrace the ancient Indigenous healing traditions and harmonize them with current caring practices, create new relationships and partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis and share the land and protect it for future generations.
The Land Acknowledgement can be found in all Units and public buildings at CAMH.
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