Guiding Directions:  A Plan to Strengthen Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

What is Guiding Directions?

The CAMH strategic plan, Vision 2020, aims to build respectful partnerships to improve mental health care to those most underserved in the system.  Guiding Directions, 2015-2020, offers guidance on how to create, evolve and integrate CAMH programs and supports that best serve Aboriginal peoples in Ontario.

Guiding Directions is a five year plan, 2015-2020, that initiates changes across the organization in order to bring the challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to the forefront for equity and service quality.

Collaborating with two groups of advisors in 2014-2015, the Internal Steering Committee of CAMH and the External Working Group of First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders and service providers, Guiding Directions was formed with four key directives:





With the goal of supporting the well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, Guiding Directions contains 29 recommendations for change within CAMH that fall into the Clinical Division, Human Resources, Education, Health Equity, Diversity and Equity, Workforce Development, and the Provincial System Support Program.

The Guiding Directions Steering Committee within CAMH provides oversight to the progress underway.  A  Senior Project Manager for Guiding Directions Implementation manages the implementation process.