Ottawa Board of Health Meeting Mental Health in Ottawa Report 2018

On Monday June 18 the Board of Health held venue was extremely fitting as the first items for consideration was Reconcili-ACTION at Ottawa Public Health report.

This report outlined OPH’s plan to promote reconciliation and advance Indigenous health equity.

In approving the report, the Board adopted OPH’s Reconcili-ACTION Plan, recognized the importance of consistent community and partner engagement and the concept of reciprocity in working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners, and committed to ongoing learning opportunities in support of the Plan.

In discussing on this item, the Board also had an opportunity to hear from and engage with partners from the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team (AIFHT). It was an honour and a privilege to come together with our partners on unceded Algonquin Territory

Mental Health in Ottawa Report 2018

The Board of Health formally received the Status of Mental Health in Ottawa Report 2018 and the Promoting Mental Health in Ottawa Summary Report 2018.

In addition to providing an overview of some of the report’s findings, the staff presentation afforded the Board had an opportunity to view three (3) videos submitted by Ottawa youth in response to OPH’s “Your Minute” campaign to increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma and prevent substance use among youth.

In discussing this report, the Board also heard from an OPH partner – MAX Ottawa.

Finally, the Board approved the following items on consent:


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