Building an Indigenous Mental Health System of Care Part 1:
The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation: Hope, Meaning and Purpose

Part of CFHI's Recommended Learning Journey on Indigenous Health.

Held April 21, 2016



Did you know?

  • A recent study found that a third of First Nations clients who entered treatment for addiction were diagnosed or suspected of having a mental health disorder.

Consider this...

The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation (TPF) was formed in 2015, combining the strengths and experience of the Native Mental Health Association of Canada and the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation.

TPF plays a crucial role as the cultural and professional voice advocating for a systems approach – one that empowers hope, belonging, meaning, and purpose for First Nations and Inuit.

The mandate of the TPF is built on the Honouring our Strengths Framework and the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework.

Join us!

This interactive On Call session, will be presented by Carol Hopkins, TPF’s Executive Director, and hosted by Rose LeMay, Director of Northern and Indigenous Health, CFHI.

What’s in it for you?

A chance to learn about:

  1. The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation’s mandate, offerings, and training programs
  2. Opportunities to collaborate with TPF
  3. The state of mental health in Canada for Indigenous populations, including examples of wise practices in communities

Meet your presenters

Rose LeMayRose LeMay, Director of Northern and Indigenous Health, CFHI

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Carol-HopkinsCarol Hopkins

Nozhem (“Mother Wolf”) of the Wolf Clan is from the Delaware First Nation of Moraviantown, Ontario. Carol Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation. Carol came to this position from Nimkee NupiGawagan Healing Centre Inc., a youth solvent abuse treatment centre that is founded on Indigenous culture and life ways, where she was the founding Director for 13 years. Carol’s work in the field of addictions also included serving as the Chairperson for the National Youth Solvent Addiction Committee (YSAC) from 2000 to 2007. Her strength in the health profession is the ability to blend western and Native traditional health and healing practices in a competent and responsive manner.