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Ashkaakamigokwe-wiigamig (Mother Earth Learning Lodge) 20 Willcocks Street Toronto, ON M5S 1C6
  • May 31, 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm


Members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health team of the University of Sydney School of Public Health will be visiting the University of Toronto to deliver a half-day workshop exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, health, and wellbeing. Focused on the important concept of Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB), a culturally specific concept of health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, presentations will share knowledge and experiences of SEWB education, research, and innovative programs that are helping to improve health and SEWB outcomes across the nation. During the Yarning Circle workshop, participants will be invited to engage in a two-way learning process where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts can be considered alongside First Nations contexts. Yarning Circles provide opportunities to discuss important matters in culturally safe ways, where all people can equally contribute to discussions. The Yarning Circle session will create space to discuss what is working well, could be improved, and how First Nations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaborations have the potential to enhance our collective efforts to improve cultural, health, and wellbeing experiences of our communities.