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First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum (FNMWC) Framework is a national framework that addresses mental wellness among First Nations in Canada. It identifies ways to enhance service coordination among various systems and supports culturally safe delivery of services. The FNMWC Framework was developed through collaboration between the Assembly of First Nations, Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, the Native Mental Health Association, and other community mental health leaders.


First People’s Wellness Circle aims to offer Mental Wellness and Crisis Response Teams access to relevant curriculum that is based on Indigenous Knowledge and  Ways of Knowing while using  a Two-Eyed Seeing Approach. 

Training offered is based on the First Nation Mental Wellness Continuum Framework and topics are determined by needs identified through;

  • the Mental Wellness Teams Comprehensive Needs Assessment, 
  • individual team requests, 
  • completed workforce surveys,
  • working groups discussions, and
  • Regional Advisory Committees meetings. 

We offer a variety of training throughout the year. Some of the training includes; 1-3 hr webinars with subject matter experts, 2-3 day training sessions which include certificates of participation or certification and some week long train-the-trainers with partner organizations. 

If you have identified a training need for your team please contact us.  We would be happy to discuss how we could help.