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Louis Busch

Community Support Specialist, Shkaabe Makwa Centre for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Wellness at CAMH, Doctoral Student, University of Toronto

Louis (ᐋᐧᐋᐧᐦᑌᐃᐧ ᒥᐢᑕᑎᒼ) is a Bear Clan member of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, a registered psychotherapist, and a board certified behaviour analyst. Louis has two decades of experience supporting the recovery journeys of people who find themselves in contact with the mental health and forensic mental health systems. Louis is a Community Support Specialist with the Shkaabe Makwa Centre for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Wellness and a psychotherapy associate of the Weaving Wellness Centre, which provides culturally-integrated counselling services to Indigenous Peoples in Ontario, Canada. Louis is a Vanier Scholar and doctoral student at the University of Toronto with current research focused on articulating Indigenous conceptions of helping work within a psychotherapeutic context. Louis has published peer-reviewed research on the treatment of severe behavioural challenges in neurodevelopmental disabilities, forensic mental health populations, interprofessional care, cross-cultural psychiatry, and Indigenous issues. Louis hopes to contribute to positive social change through the advancement of culturally relevant wellness initiatives that promote the recovery and empowerment of marginalized peoples.


  • –present
    Community Support Specialist, University of Toronto


  • 2016 
    University of Calgary, Master of Education