“We put forth this collection of our lived experiences as an offering...to advance the healing and wellness of Indigenous peoples.” — RENNIE LINKLATER, author of Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies
Connected in Creation is a wide-ranging anthology of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction written by fifteen First Nations and Métis staff at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. With powerful clarity and an abundance of wisdom, these writers speak of the hurt and losses of colonization, along with the hope, resilience, and fierce resistance found through Indigenous ways of knowing and healing. “There are many ceremonies, prayers, songs, dances, and medicines that inspire our Spirits to stay connected, to feel life, and to offer love for Creation,” Rennie Linklater writes in her prologue. These writings are among them.
Shkaabe Makwa will be the first hospital-based Centre in Canada designed to drive culturally relevant system initiatives to achieve health equity and community wellness.
Please wear an orange shirt on September 30 to honour and commemorate the First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended residential schools in Canada.
An anthology of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction written by fifteen First Nations and Métis staff at CAMH.
In the fourth episode of the official CAMH podcast, we discuss the past and the present of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, and the role CAMH plays in the lives of those coping with mental illness and addiction
Indigenous communities and CAMH researchers are collaborating on projects that take a strengths-based approach to promote mental wellness among Indigenous peoples.
Dr. Allison Crawford and Dr. Renee Linklater co-lead the ECHO Ontario First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness.
CAMH researchers and Indigenous communities are building approaches that they hope will spread in conducting research to enhance mental wellness in Indigenous communities.
To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, CAMH is hosting a Mini Pow Wow to educate, entertain and unite CAMH and the greater community.
The theme of reconciliation was woven through the events hosted at CAMH in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Dr. Renee Linklater discusses the healing connection to land for First Nation communities.
Project ECHO, the internationally-acclaimed model for mental health care that came to CAMH a year ago is now in several aboriginal communities.
Even in difficult times, we see so much kindness and generosity in the CAMH community! Listen to a shared moment of gratitude as we reflect on what donors have helped make possible over the last year.
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