The First Peoples – First Person Indigenous Hub will play a central research, policy, and knowledge dissemination role in partnering with Indigenous peoples of Canada to realize the potential for vast improvements in wellness, healing, mental health and addictions supports and services.

The goal of the Indigenous Hub is to build a comprehensive national research and intervention network based on Indigenous intelligence, which is the wise and conscientious embodiment of exemplary knowledge and the use of culture based knowledge in a good, beneficial and meaningful way to promote wellness, guide research strategies, and ultimately to develop interventions to prevent and treat depression, and other forms of mental illness and distress.