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.
Are you a counsellor, social worker, nurse, physician, or other service provider working in mental health and addictions?
Human trafficking is commonly referred to as a modern form of slavery. People often think of it as an international crime, but human trafficking is also an issue in Ontario. Many victims come into contact with healthcare and social service professionals but remain unidentified and unassisted.
This free online course will help you learn to recognize and respond to the needs of human trafficking survivors.
After taking the course you will be able to:
- Define human trafficking, including types and indicators.
- Identify common impacts of human trafficking on survivors, especially in the area of mental health and addiction.
- Describe approaches you can use to help human trafficking survivors.
The course is connected to an online community of practice, where you can discuss course content and issues related to human trafficking, addiction, and mental health.
This course is self-directed and divided into modules, allowing you to fit it into your own schedule.
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.