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  • University partners from five universities – U of T and McMaster – where the program initiated, as well as Lakehead University, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Trent University.
  • A board of directors determines vision, sets broad policies, provides advice, and assesses impact; serves as link to communities Board model emerged from stakeholders consultations in 2003, which recommended a small body composed of committed individuals with specific skills and knowledge while reflecting geographical and cultural diversity of Province Two meetings per year, usually rotating North/South Elders’ Council provides guidance and advice
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    1. 1. The Indigenous Health Research Development Program [IHRDP] NAHO Conference, Ottawa November 26, 2009 Chantelle A.M. Richmond
    2. 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>IHRDP is committed to a student-centred approach to community-based health research in Ontario . We assist with building a career structure for students in Aboriginal health researc h and we focus our resources on community-driven research projects that will identify health-related issues in Aboriginal communities </li></ul>Our logo was designed by Arnold Jacobs of Ohsweken. “In practically every First Nations culture across Turtle Island, the Bear was revered for its strength. Because of where the bear roamed in its daily life, across meadows and woods, it became the guardian symbol of the plants. Various plants were, and are used today, for medicinal purposes. The bear is an icon of his natural plant pharmacy. The plant then is embraced by human hands”
    3. 3. Kue Young Wayne Warry Harriet MacMillan Dawn Martin-Hill Nel Wieman Bruce Minore Marion Maar Chris Furgal Kristin Jacklin Missing : Theresa McCarthy Karen Hill Our Investigators
    4. 4. Board members [ current members ] <ul><li>Linda Staats (Exec Dir, Six Nations Polytechnic, Ohsweken) 2003- </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Hester (Exec Dir, Anishinawbe Health Toronto) 2003-06 </li></ul><ul><li>Deana Jones-Keeshig (Health Coordinator, Independent First Nations Health Information Services, Shawanaga First Nation) 2003-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Smylie (Family physician, Ottawa) 2003-04 </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Minore (Director, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay) 2003-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Grant (formerly Exec Dir, Noojimawin Health Authority, Toronto; Vice Chair, Ontario Health Quality Council) 2004- </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Faries (Professor, Laurentian University, Sudbury) 2006-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Mae Katt (Nurse-practitioner, Thunder Bay) 2006-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Rosie Mosquito (Exec Dir, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute, Thunder Bay) 2007- </li></ul><ul><li>Cheri Corbiere (Children's Mental Health Case Manager/Community Health Nurse, Mnaamodzawin Health Services, Sheguiandah ), 2007- </li></ul><ul><li>Chantelle Richmond (Asst Prof, Univ of Western Ontario, London) 2008- </li></ul>
    5. 5. Administration <ul><li>Three sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U of Toronto – applications/awards; student support; Collaborative Program in Aboriginal Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McMaster/Six Nations Polytechnic, Ohsweken – o perations, governance, networking and outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute, Thunder Bay – knowledge translation and northern focus </li></ul></ul>Valerie O’Brien, 2003- Susan Johnston 2008 -- Amanda Sheppard, 2002- Katherine Minich 2002-06
    6. 6. Evaluating IHRDP’s impact <ul><li>With regard to student awards, are we meeting our mission? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Alleviate financial stress <ul><li>“ I was able to spend additional time focusing on my community involvement, volunteering for various organizations focused on anti-poverty health care work and Aboriginal health in Toronto. If I had been under more financial stress (i.e. if I did not receive the IHRDP award), I believe that I would have not had the same amount of time to engage with people and issues beyond the university.” </li></ul>
    8. 8. Promote academic freedom <ul><li>“ The award really gave me opportunities that I wouldn't have had otherwise, such as attending conferences that were specific to my research objectives, meeting others doing similar research and financially helping me get through graduate school and pursue the type of research that is important to me.” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Networking opportunities <ul><li>“ I was able to build a strong network of support, inspiration and encouragement through my award. This was particularly visible through my involvement in the annual student gatherings where I was able to meet dozens of students from across Canada who are engaged in work around Aboriginal health research. I believe that these individuals will be not only colleagues but also friends in the years to come.” </li></ul>
    10. 10. Career making <ul><li>“ Winning an IHRDP award gave me the confidence that I needed to realize the importance of my research. The award has made me realize how very important it is for me to remain an academic, a researcher as well as a teacher and to continue to lecture and write about Aboriginal health policy in Canada.” </li></ul>
    11. 11. Commitment to community <ul><li>“ Being an IHRDP scholar has allowed me to feel supported in my involvement in Aboriginal health research. It has allowed me to spend time engaging with critical issues and ways of seeing Aboriginal health research, including the 'decolonizing methodologies' literature. I think this expanded perception has been invaluable in my involvement in Aboriginal health research and will hopefully prove useful in the years to come.” </li></ul>
    12. 12. Thanks for listening! <ul><li>Interested in applying? </li></ul><ul><li>Two rounds/ year (May/ Nov.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships, community-based grants, development grants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>