Story of the Listening to One Another podcast series:
The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented barriers for community-driven mental health promotion programs like the LTOA. Due to social gathering restrictions, community partners across Canada have been unable to deliver the LTOA program. With programming on temporary pause, the LTOA team reflected on the need to strengthening and expanding the LTOA community of practice. Thus, in collaboration with community partners, the LTOA podcast series was created during winter 2021 to examines processes involved in the cultural adaptation, implementation and delivery of the program.
The Listening to One Another podcast series aims to inspire and grow the LTOA program’s community of practice and integrate the perspectives and experiences of LTOA community partners.
Check out our promotional trailer by clicking on the video below.
The Listening to One Another podcast series:
You can now listen to the First episode by clicking on the video below or by visiting our Spotify page.
In this first episode, Nicole, Tristan, and Caroline have a conversation with Katelynn Macleod-Luymes, Katie MacEachern, and Elder Mary-Louise Bernard about cultural adaptation in the LTOA program.
Katelynn and Katie work for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq Mental Wellness team (CMMNS) and have worked over the past year to culturally adapt the LTOA program to the Mi’kmaq community. You can check out the amazing work they are doing here for their community: http://cmmns.com/
Mary-Louise works for Cape Breton Highlands National Park as a park interpreter. You can learn more about her work at the park here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/autochtone-indigenous
Mary Louise is also a writer. To purchase her book, Sismonqnapui’skwe’j (Sweet Water Maiden: the legend of Maple Syrup), available in Mi’kmaq, English, French, and Gaelic, please contact Mary Louise by email here: marylb40 [at] hotmail.com
For more information about LTOA come and check out our website: https://www.mcgill.ca/mhp/
Episode director and producer: Caroline Bec
Interviewer: Nicole D’souza
Narration: Nicole D’souza, Tristan Supino, and Caroline Bec
Music: Geoff Wells
Thank you to the LTOA team for their support and feedback