Welcome to Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach's website! Over the past two 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.
On June 30, a webinar was hosted by EENet to explore the Trauma-Informed Substance Use Screening and Assessment Tools for First Nations and Inuit Peoples project. To see the webinar, click here or view the presentation slides here.
Manager, Aboriginal Engagement and Initiatives
Aboriginal Engagement Lead, Northwest Region
2017 Chapin A 'sin Elder Vern Harper Award for Excellence in the Provision of Culturally-Based Practice
Links to follow.
Please direct any inquiries to Bonnie Dack, Bonnie.Dack@camh.ca.
Over the past 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.
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.