Aboriginal Mental Health and Addiction Services

Type of Service

Addictions Treatment - Substance Abuse

Program Description

Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions Service is a 20-week day mental health and addictions treatment program based on a hybrid model of traditional and western healing approaches. The AMHA program places Aboriginal culture and tradition at its core, while utilizing a client-centered, strengths-based approach to recovery. We assist individuals on their wellness journey by helping them construct their identity as an Aboriginal person and learn about their culture and traditions. Our individualized program allows clients to remain in program as long as clinically indicated, in some cases, up to two years. We utilize both individual counselling and group work to achieve client goals. Program Eligibility: 16+ years old; Experiencing addiction issues; Substance use has occurred in the last 6 months (exceptions to this can be made based on client need and program capacity); Client is able to commit to a minimum of two groups per week, in addition to their weekly or biweekly counselling session (frequency determined by client and their assigned Chayuuweytim); Client has some willingness to change; Client is indigenous or the significant other of someone who is indigenous (partner or parent for example); We welcome clients with addictions who also live with mental health issues, mental health diagnoses, or are on medications, provided they are sufficiently stable to engage in our counselling and group context.

Program Restricted To

Indigenous Peoples

Access Information

Self-referral accepted. Walk-in services available.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-657-0379

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


Ojibway English Cree Mohawk


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700