Welcome from the Director

Welcome to Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach's website! Over the past few years we have been building our team within the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). We are a dynamic group with staff from First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis communities – and our life stories represent great diversity and experience.    

We are excited about the opportunity to assist in moving forward systems improvement initiatives. We believe that culture is central to healing and wellness  - and we are committed to bringing about change in ways that respects and honours traditional knowledge and community expertise.

Please visit our website often to learn about current initiatives, upcoming events and available resources.


Renee Linklater

Book Profile

Decolonizing Trauma Work:
Indigenous Stories and Strategies

Written by Dr. Renee Linklater

poster DTFP webinar

For a copy, please click here.

Guiding Directions

cover of Guiding Directions

Over the span of 18 months, CAMH has engaged Aboriginal leaders, organizations, service providers and communities as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff at CAMH to develop Guiding Directions: A plan to strengthen our practices and partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

Guiding Directions has four primary directions intended to:

  • build our internal capacity and structures
  • improve collaborative partnerships
  • enhance culturally responsive clinical support and
  • support capacity development, research and knowledge exchange.


To read the full document, click here.

For more information, please contact Diane.Longboat@camh.ca.

2018 Vern Harper Award Nominations - Now Open!


Nominations for the 2018 Chapin A’sin Elder Vern Harper Award for Excellence in the Provision of Culturally-Based Practice are now being accepted. 

Nominate a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis individual who you believe has made a significant contribution to the healing and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in the GTA region. 


Past Award Recipients




Deadline for submissions is:

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5pm. 

Please submit nominations by email to Nadia.Green@camh.ca or by fax: (416) 593-4694.

Training Opportunities


Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach (AEO) is committed to creating systems change and improving health outcomes through the provision of innovative, culturally grounded, strengths-focused training for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. To find out more about AEO training opportunities, click here