Key Info




Wednesdays Weekly


12:00 - 1:30pm

Target Audience:

Healthcare Providers Serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Communities

Start Date:

January 15 to March 18, 2020

Session Structure:

Introductions & Announcements
(10 Minutes)

Didactic Presentation on a Weekly Topic
(30 Minutes)

Case Discussion
(45 Minutes)

Library Questions & Wrap-Up
(5 Minutes)


Attend Weekly Sessions
(At Least 60%)

Present a Client Case

Participate in Group Discussions

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Wellness

Interventions and resources are often allocated to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in times of crisis, but these have often had limited success  due to the lack of cultural competence, limited understanding of the local context, and failure to address the wholistic mental health care needs of the community.

Often approaches to wellness focus on medical ways of knowing to the exclusion of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis knowledge, values and practices for wellness. Support for primary care providers to address mental health and addiction needs in a culturally-relevant way has been identified as a promising approach for the delivery of mental and physical health services in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. CAMH chose to address these various needs through the Project Extension of Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) model.

Weekly video-conferences provide an opportunity for healthcare provider “spokes” to present de-identified cases to an expert hub, and receive treatment suggestions.

Sample Curriculum

Integrated Care

Type 2 Diabetes: Guidelines & Management

Alcohol Use & Physical Complications

Trauma 1: Community, Family, & Creation Stories

Trauma 2: Individual & Forgiveness Ceremonies



Comfort & Safety Plan

Personal Care & Resilience of Health Providers


Opioid Use & Healing Ceremonies

Traumatic Brain Injury

Indigenous Medicines for Traditional Healing

Type 2 Diabetes: Complications

Culturally Informed Suicide


Visions, Psychosis, & Schizophrenia

Attachment & Rites of Passage

Mindfulness & ACT from and Aboriginal Perspective

Maternal Health