- 04:00 PM

Intergenerational Trauma and the Protective Effects of Culture in Relation to Well-Being Among First Nations Peoples in Canada

CPD: 1 EDI hour for LSO CPD reporting


External Speaker: Dr. Amy Bombay - Anishinaabe (Rainy River First Nations) Researcher & Associate Professor - Dalhousie University

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day supports the Canadian government's commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous communities across the country, ensuring that the historic atrocities and ongoing legacy of residential schools are never forgotten. The day honours the survivors of residential schools and the children who never returned home, as well as their families and communities.

The health and wellness of Indigenous peoples continues to be affected by the ongoing and intergenerational harms of colonialism. This complimentary webinar will provide an overview of how Canada's residential school system and other harmful government policies are still affecting the health and well-being of First Nations peoples in Canada today. Our esteemed presenter, Dr. Amy Bombay, will provide insight regarding the potential pathways through which the effects of collectively-experienced trauma are passed down through generations. She will also share information about how engagement with cultural identity can protect Indigenous individuals and communities against these negative outcomes and promote well-being.

Dr. Bombay's presentation is based on extensive research and assessments which have garnered significant media attention and influenced approaches to educating the public regarding the long-term effects of colonization, as well as affected policy development and healthcare practices for Indigenous peoples.

For information regarding our webinars and communications, please contact:
Adrian Babrikels Munoz | | 416.863.1500 x2541