2021 Plenary Presentation by Carol Hopkins

Carol Hopkins

Carol Hopkins has been a pioneer in the field of First Nations substance use and mental health for more than 25 years. An Officer in the Order of Canada, she has been at the helm of some of Canada’s most important national initiatives and now works as the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, a division of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation. She holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Western University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and a degree in sacred Indigenous Knowledge, equivalent to a PhD in western education systems.

Honouring the Strengths of First Nations in Substance Use Challenges

She provided a detailed overview of First Nations methodologies for addressing substance use challenges that incorporates Indigenous knowledge and culture-based practices in collaboration with clinical practice.  Her thoughtful, insightful and meaningful presentation is important and relevant to discussions about addiction care in Canada. 

We are pleased to make the recording of her presentation available to all for on-demand viewing now until January 15, 2022.

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