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Restoring Balance for Mental Wellbeing Using Traditional Healing Practices

Friday, June 2, 9 to 10 am.

CAMH Addictions Rounds

Learning Objectives: 

  • To learn about traditional Aboriginal philosophies of well-being - why is CAMH engaged in culturally responsive and trauma informed care?
  • To learn about how Aboriginal Healing is integrated with hospital care pathways.
  • To learn about how integrated care began at CAMH


Diane Longboat, M.Ed
Diane is a member of the Turtle Clan and Mohawk Nation. She is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher and healer. She is a professional educator with a Master's degree in education and has taught at universities nationally and internationally on the topic of traditional Indigenous knowledge systems and spirituality as the fuel for innovation. She has founded First Nations House at the University of Toronto in 1992. She was also the founder of Soul of the Mother, a healing lodge on the shores of the Grand River. She possesses an in-depth understanding of Indigenous history, loss and trauma, as well as the resiliency factors that are embedded in culture and knowledge systems. She has published extensively and written numerous reports on Indigenous education and law for the Assembly of First Nations and the Chiefs of Ontario. She has served as Elder/Traditional Healer for Aboriginal Services at CAMH since January of 2014 and is currently, the Senior Project Manager for Guiding Directions Implementation.

Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes Street, Room 3158

CME Credits: Addictions Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Continuing Education Credits for Professionals: Addictions Rounds may be used to apply for CE credits—please consult your certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards whether it would be accepted as part of your professional development