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National Aboriginal Day

​June 21, 2016 - CAMH is proud to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations all year round, and National Aboriginal Day is an especially fitting time to reflect upon the history, culture and many contributions of the Indigenous people.

Through improved cultural competency, mental health training and a guided vision for what’s to come, CAMH is continually working to improve the lives of those living with mental illness and addiction in Aboriginal communities.

National Aboriginal DayStrengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

In collaboration with Ontario Aboriginal leaders, CAMH introduced Guiding Directions, a roadmap that will steer our efforts to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Read the full story here.

CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities

CAMH is working with Aboriginal mental health and addictions workers across Northern Ontario to help them develop skills to deal with the challenges in their remote communities. Read the full story here.

Sweat lodge constructionSweat Lodge Opening at CAMH’s Queen Street site

CAMH is expanding its cultural healing practices for its First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients and patients with the opening of a Sweat Lodge at our Queen Street site. Read the full story here.

Laura Thibault and Dr. Renee Linklater Listening, Learning and Leading

Read more in the CAMH Annual Report about how we are helping Aboriginal communities reach their mental health goals.


“It is easier to have healing when you are not so alone”

Dr. Julie George talks about collaborative efforts at improving the state of boys' and mens' mental health in norther Aboriginal communities, through a grant from the Movember Foundation. Read her blog here.

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