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 25, 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 providers at community sites to present de-identified cases to an expert hub, and receive treatment suggestions.

Sample Curriculum Schedule

Integrated Model of Wellness and Trauma Informed Care

Type 2 Diabetes: Guidelines & Management

Crystal Methamphetamine Use and Treatment

Trauma Interventions

PTSD and Developmental Trauma


Vicarious Trauma and Transference


Clinical Supervision Models and Case Management

Suicide Risk Assessment