Sacred Trust: Healing in Indigenous Culture

Ottawa, Ontario
Friday, March 16, 2012




Sacred Trust: Healing
in Indigenous Culture

March 16, 2012

Sacred Trust: Healing in Indigenous Culture
Friday, March 16, 2012 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
613.722.6521 Ext 6535
1145 Carling Avenue
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4

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 Sacred Trust: Healing in Indigenous Culture
 A one-day Conference offering a Lecture, Workshop & Panel Discussion with:
Suzanne L. Stewart, Ph.D., C.Psych. Assistant Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

Lecture Presentation Title:
Indigenous Cultural Mental Health: Exploring Integration with Western Psychology Practice & Training

Workshop Title:
Indigenous Teachings: Practical Applications to Mental Health and Healing

Panel Discussion:
Dr. Jim Albert, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University
Veronica Felizardo, National Coordinator, Community Mental Health Initiatives
Jo MacQuarrie, Knowledge Translation Consultant, Métis Nation of Ontario
Melinda Turcotte, Native Inmate Liaison Officer, Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services

Moderator: Dr. Deanna Mercer, MD, FRCPC, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa


  • Gain a better understanding of the mental health issues of indigenous persons
  • Learn ways that mental health providers can facilitate recovery of cultural identity in indigenous mental health
  • Better understand the historical, economic, sociological, and psychological barriers indigenous people face in seeking mental health services
  • Explore ways that indigenous teachings can be incorporated into mental health services





Spiritual and Cultural Health


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Payment Instructions

    • Regular Fee: $75.  Student Fee: $45.
    • Payments by cheque, Visa or Mastercard are accepted
    • Payment using the Cost Centre option is only available to staff from The Royal with Manager's approval.
    • Please make cheques payable to the  ROHCG and send to:  ROMHC, 1414-1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario  K1Z 7K4 c/o MC Morley.
    • Your registration will only be confirmed when you click on "Finish My Registration" at the end of the process.
    • If you do not receive an email confirmation or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at or call 613.722.6521 ext 6535.
The Committee would like to thank the following sponsors:

    Spiritual and Cultural Health

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