Year: 2010 Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v.8, no.2, (April 2010), p.245-257 SIEC No: 20110008

Mamow-Sha-way-gi-kay-win: North-South Partnership for Children represents a coalition of individuals & organizations from southern Ontario who have partnered with First Nations communities in 30 remote northern locations. This paper draws on the experiences of the Partnership in the development of a unique approach to improving life conditions of northern First Nations peoples in Ontario. A community assessment & mobilization process was used. Children’s mental health, & specifically youth suicide, is viewed as a product of various interactions among social determinants of health. It is proposed that through the Partnership, meaningful immediate & long-term outcomes to urgent conditions & challenges can be achieved. (45 refs.) JA