Community members

Our vision and mandate is to engage respectfully with Indigenous peoples in collaborative and research initiatives that aim to improve their health and wellbeing.

Over the course of our mandate, we aim to ensure that Indigenous communities:

  • are respectfully consulted
  • are provided ample opportunity to engage and contribute
  • exude a stronger influence on research undertaken
  • have greater research capacity and capacity to use research results to improve health

Through increasing research capacity and relevant, ethical, and culturally sensitive research we aim to support more Indigenous community and student researchers, respond effectively to the needs and priorities of Indigenous communities and organizations, and to facilitate awareness and better-informed decisions by policy-makers and practitioners.

We have engaged communities through research, capacity building events such as our summer Learning Institute as well as specific workshops and events. If you or your community is interested in collaborating with us feel free to contact us any time.