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Mental Health Strengths and Needs among Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario--Foundations & Context, CAMH & RNAO

February 16, 2016

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

Part one of a two-part webinar series will explore the historical context behind political, social, economic, and cultural factors affecting the mental health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) populations in Ontario. This webinar will lay the foundation for understanding concerns unique to FNIM groups as they relate to mental illness and addiction. Prevention and treatment efforts should take into account the past and current context and be culturally-relevant in order to best engage these groups. This webinar is being co-hosted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Provincial System Support Program, and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

The objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Discuss the historical context and how this impacts mental health and well-being amongst FNIM populations
  • Discuss potential risk/protective factors for mental illness and addiction among FNIM populations
  • Discuss the prevalence and systemic issues regarding mental illness and addiction concerns for FNIM populations
  • Discuss best practice interventions approaches that can be used to support FNIM populations
  • Demonstrate how culturally-relevant practices can be incorporated into prevention/treatment

How To Register: 

Visit to register for this event. The event is free, but space is limited. You will receive the login details for the event once registered.

Please contact Kyle if you have any questions at