Indigenous Mental Wellness Webinar

Sep 22, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
About this Event:

This webinar is in partnership with the RNAO, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Chiefs of Ontario (COO), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Shkaabe Makwa, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) and Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC). 

The First Nations Mental Wellness Framework (FNMWC) provided a foundation for this presentation as it provides guidance for addressing the unique needs of First Nations from within the social determinants of health. Understanding the link between trauma and unique needs of First Nations will enable more effective policies and culturally safe program support. Building from the inherent strengths of individuals provides a starting place to come together on a journey of wellness.

This webinar offered two discussions: one on problematic substance use and a second on child and youth mental wellness. Each presentation was 40 minutes and offered the participants:

  • a description of the link to the FNMWC as a way of addressing problem statements and assumptions
  • key factors influencing culturally safe services 
  • recommendations for achieving Indigenous wellness: hope, belonging, meaning and purpose


  • Carol Hopkins, O.C., MSW LL.D(hons), Chief Executive Officer, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
  • Brenda M Restoule, Ph.D., C.Psych, Chief Executive Officer, First Peoples Wellness Circle

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Target audience: RNs, NPs, RPNs and nursing students across care settings, primary care providers, public health and health promotion professionals, allied health-care providers, and policy makers. 

Note: Webinar will focus on nurses and health-care providers supporting First Nations communities and organizations, however all are welcome to attend.


Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD