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Indigenous Health and Safety

Many factors have an impact on an individual’s health. Determinants of Health such as income and social status, employment and working conditions, education and literacy, childhood experiences, physical environments, social supports and coping skills, healthy behaviours, access to health services, biology and genetic endowment, gender, and culture determine individual and community health.

Health inequities in Canada contribute to the higher than normal statistics in Indigenous deaths by suicide, unhealthy lifestyles, and ongoing mental health issues.

This page will bring you information related to Indigenous health and mental health, suicide prevention and cultural safety and competency. This page is undergoing growth and development. Please check back frequently, or sign up to our newsletter to the new information as it becomes available.

There are additional resources available through the main HUB page, as well.

Indigenous Health and Safety Main Categories

Suicide Prevention

In this section you will find toolkits, strategies, and information on suicide prevention in Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Health and Mental Health Resources

Resources from Indigenous organizations promoting health and mental wellness.

Cultural Safety and Competency

New resources will be added to this section as they are vetted to help develop culturally safe zones for people to acquire services without fear of prejudice or discrimination.

Educational and Training

Social Emotional Learning Program information
Socially and Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK) is a project of the Canadian Mental Health Association NS Division (CMHA NS) focused on scaling-up Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Atlantic Canada.

Listening to One Another Information

Listening to One Another is a program designed to enhance psychological, social, and emotional well-being among Indigenous youth, their families and communities.

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