The MHCC is partnering with Aboriginal communities across Canada to help overcome barriers and support their vision for improved mental health.
An information centre for mental health research information is based at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit (CMHRU) of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. This makes available research tools and reports, by fax, e-mail and the Internet. The CMHRU is also the site of a Cultural Consultation Service that provides cultural psychiatric consultation to practitioners working with the culturally diverse population of the greater Montreal area, including Aboriginal peoples.
This database describes existing mental health promotion, prevention and intervention programs and models for Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The database was developed through a scan conducted for Health Canada and is presented here with their permission. The database will be maintained by the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research with support from Health Canada and updated periodically.
This site contains various publications and reports, as well as an overview of programs, services and upcoming events.
This website from Health Canada provides an a-z index of Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Programs. Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch(FNIHB) works with numerous partners to carry out many activities aimed at helping people stay healthy and promoting wellness.
Nechi is committed to holistic healing and healthy, addiction-free lifestyles. It hosts three websites Aboriginal Youth Network, Vision, and Nechi.
Aboriginal Healing Foundation is an Aboriginally-run, not-for-profit corporation that is committed to addressing the healing needs of Métis, Inuit and First Nations affected by the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in Residential schools.
AFN is an outgrowth of the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB). The AFN is an organization of First Nations Government Leaders. This site contains a wide range of information about programs and events of relevance to and about indigenous peoples.
There are six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada. Their mission is to promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health is one of the six organizations. It was established in 2005 by the Government of Canada and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health renewal and health equity through knowledge translation and exchange.
This association is devoted to enhancing, promoting, and fostering the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. The website offers information on violence prevention and safety, as well as information on physical, sexual, and mental health issues related to Native and Métis women in Canada. There is a section devoted to youth.
Educational Resources on Substance Abuse
The University of Saskatchewan Research Chair in Substance Abuse, in partnership agreement with the provincial government, has a mandate to increase Saskatchewan’s research capacity through the effective use of resources, community outreach and training in the areas of prevention, health promotion and treatment of substance abuse. The team is actively involved in carrying out community level research and resources as educational materials for substance abuse. These include workshops, fact sheets, videos, DVDs, and swags.
To access resources see http://www.addictionresearchchair.ca/products/
This site provides health-related information about/for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
This non-profit organization aims to address the interests and needs of indigenous people worldwide, and provide a much-needed channel for sharing knowledge.
The Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Movement is focused on the alcohol and drug abuse issues and programs in Indigenous communities.