Throughout Canada, stark disparities exist when it comes to accessing mental health services and resources, especially within Indigenous communities. To close the gap, we must examine these issues through a decidedly placed Indigenous lens.
Mitacs’s Business Strategy Internship program connected Emily Carr University student and animator Lia Fabre-Dimsdale with the opportunity of a lifetime – to work at Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons on the show Molly of Denali.
To address fresh food access barriers faced by Nisga’a Nation members living in Prince Rupert, BC, Ecotrust Canada’s North Coast Innovation Lab (NCIL) and Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society designed a unique initiative that reflects community needs and values.
Simon Fraser University students collaborate with the Metlakatla Stewardship Society on a management program that equips the Metlakatla First Nation to make well-informed decisions on the cumulative effects of resource exploration within their territory
Researchers based at the University of British Columbia work with Indigenous partners to create an app to help translate children’s stories published in global sites into Indigenous languages of Mexico.
Indigenous languages do not translate word for word into English. There are phrases in Indigenous languages that reflect day-to-day practices within the culture, and there are simply no words in English to adequately encapsulate these practices.
According to the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, an estimated 12.6 percent of Canadian children, youth, and young adults experience mental health disorders. As an on-going epidemic in Canadian society, mental health disorders and substance use are serious concerns for the future of our younger generation.