Mental Health First Aid : Six Inuit trained by the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Held in Ottawa, the pilot course was given following a year-long consultation with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) in order to adapt the Mental Health Commission of Canada training to Inuit perspectives. Participants from Nunavut, Nunavik and Inuvialuit trained for five days along with ITK staff and program evaluators. The aim of the training was to:

  • Give them tools in terms of mental health
  • Know how to better help Inuit communities in understanding and living with mental illnesses such as their own or from one of their family member

Learn more about this initiative on the Mental Health Commission of Canada website.

Participants of the MHFA
Participants at the MHFA Inuit pilot training course included (l-r) Esther Powell (Rankin Inlet, Nunavut), Northern Peoples instructor; Peggy Day (Inuvik, Inuvialuit), Northern Peoples instructor; Martha Inukpuk (Umiujaq, Nunavik), facilitator; and Lucy Kumarluk (Inukjuak, Nunavik), facilitator.
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