Assembly of First Nations & Health Canada (2015). First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework. Ottawa, ON: Health Canada.
Developed through collaboration between First Nations partners and Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, this framework represents a shared vision wherein First Nations individuals, families, and communities across Canada are supported to enjoy high levels of mental wellness. This framework centers on the four direction outcomes of purpose, hope, belonging, and meaning, and brings a balanced and comprehensive approach to mental health and well-being.
The approach to well-being described in this resource is foundational for Canada’s Indigenous people and for anyone working alongside Indigenous groups.