Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation
The CAMH Foundation drives change for mental health by inspiring philanthropy that enables leading-edge care, research and education at CAMH. CAMH is also committed to truth and reconciliation through specific programs for those who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis.
The Aboriginal Service provides outpatient groups and individual counselling to Aboriginal people experiencing substance use and mental health issues, as well as support to clients who are in CAMH inpatient programs.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, group therapy is offered through secure Virtual Care platforms. At this time, there is limited in-person availability for clinical services, Elder/Traditional healer appointments, and limited access to Traditional Ceremony Grounds.
The treatment team includes Aboriginal Social Workers and an Elder/Traditional healer, as well as access to psychiatry. The Aboriginal Service blends therapeutic and psycho-educational groups with cultural programming and ceremonies as part of a holistic approach to care. In addition to other ceremonies, CAMH has an onsite Sweat Lodge that can be utilized as part of a client’s treatment plan.
Native Canadian Centre Of Toronto
The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) has been a leader in the building of a healthy and vibrant urban Indigenous community in Toronto. Serving over 2,000 clients a year, the organization tirelessly works to provide culturally centred services and programs to increase the economic, social, cultural and health outcomes of the Indigenous community.
Since 1962 the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto has been a key meeting place for all people, of all nations, from across Canada and all over the world. As Toronto’s oldest Indigenous community organization and one of the original Friendship Centres in Canada, the NCCT provides social, recreational, cultural and spiritual services for the Indigenous community and visitors alike.