Aboriginal Peoples and Historical Trauma: The Process of Intergenerational Transmission

This paper begins by providing an overview of the existing knowledge of trauma, how it is defined, and how it must be conceptualized within the context of Aboriginal people in Canada and the impacts of trauma  for generations.  32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

An Introduction to the Health of Two-Spirit People: Historical, Contemporary and Emergent Issues

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of historical, contemporary and emergent issues related to Two-Spirit health. 32 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

First Nations Elders in Northwestern Ontario's Perspectives of Health, Body Image and Eating Disorders

This article describes the perspectives on healthy eating, ideal body image and eating disorders of five First Nations Elders. 21 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

"All my Relations": Experiences and Perceptions of Indigenous Patients Connecting With Indigenous Elders in an Inner City Primary Care Partnership for Mental Health and Well-Being

This article discusses a qualitative study exploring the impact of patients encounters with Indigenous Elders on mental health and well-being in a primary care setting. 8 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Indigenous Populations in Canada: Prevalence and Risk Factors

This publication provides an overview of Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia's (ADRDs) among Indigenous peoples of Canada. It discusses the challenges associated with diagnosing dementias in this population, and the first factors contributing to ADRDs. 30 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Dec. 7, 2018 from 1:30-2:30PM EST. Join presenters Tara Cohen and Pamela Grassau for this webinar for staff working in Long-term Care. Central to the discussion will be how to strengthen self-awareness and self-kindness; sustain meaning in your work and create compassionate and resilient teams. To learn more or to register click here.

Insomnia Explanation

Learn about this common sleep problem in older adults, its causes and treatments. 

Depression Explanation

Learn about depression - its causes, signs and treatments.  

Caregiver Stress Explanation

Nov. 8th from 2-3:30 PM EST at the Atrium, Hamilton. ONF has partnered with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging to bring together a panel of experts for a presentation entitled "Fall Prevention for Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment". The panel will discuss what is needed to mitgate the risk of falls, particularly in those who are vulnerable. To learn more or to register click here, call 905-525-9140 ext. 21056 or email MIRAinfo@McMaster.ca.