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Pathways to Mental Wellness for Indigenous Boys and Men: Community-led and Land-based Programs in the Canadian North

Movember Funding to Date

CAD 3,000,000

What we seek to achieve

To improve the mental health of Inuit, First Nation and Metis boys and men in northern Canada, and to contribute to the evidence for land-based interventions.

Country
Canada
Implemented by
Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority
Project start date
April 2014
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

  • This project comprises a series of land-based mental health programs for boys and men in collaboration with Indigenous partners and international circumpolar partners.  Land-based programs combine Indigenous knowledge with therapeutic or health-promoting interventions in a wilderness setting, often involving activities related to the land, such as food harvesting and backcountry safety training.
  • The project team will develop, implement and evaluate six mental health programs in six northern Indigenous communities and engage 500 participants from three populations: school-age boys; male youth at high risk for mental health problems, including suicide, those in the justice and/or child welfare systems; and male youth with mental health or substance misuse problems.  

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