12 record(s) found with the tag "housing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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RMHN: Preliminary evaluation of the Emergency Warming Centre for homeless persons with concurrent disorders in Inuvik
Principal Investigator: Young, Michael G
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2012
Summary: The overall aim of this project is to assess the effectiveness of the Emergency Warming Centre (EWC) in terms of improvements in the lives of homeless persons with concurrent disorders. Not only will the EWC provide shelter and food, it will offer onsite counseling and other services related to the improvement in the lives of its clients. Examples include, access to health services, referrals for ...


Gwich'in moss houses and winter berries as climate change adaptations
Principal Investigator: Mackin, Nancy P
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) Learn how northern peoples can continue to adapt to changing climates by applying Elders’ knowledge e.g. healthy seasonal harvests and moss-insulated shelters. 2) Engage First Nations young people in traditional practices such as moss houses reconstruction so the practices shared by Elders can foster climate adaptation well into the future. 3) Bui...


Repairing the Holes in the Net: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Northern Homeless Women
Principal Investigator: Poole, Nancy
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The aim of this research is to involve decision makers in the mental health, housing and social sectors in improving the systemic response to northern women with mental health concerns who have unstable housing/are homeless, informed by research with women and service providers. The objectives are: 1) to gather the perspectives of northern women regarding the trajectory of their unstable housing/h...


Dwelling off-grids
Principal Investigator: Vannini, Phillip
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: This research project will unfold as a series of ethnographic case studies focusing on individuals and groups who dwell in households and/or communities removed from one or more grids and different combinations of them. A broad geographic sample also ought to allow for a diverse understanding of off-grid dwelling in rural, insular, coastal, suburban, and urban communities, as well as for taking in...


Housing and Being Homeless in Yellowknife
Principal Investigator: Abele, Frances
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The project will document the factors contributing to homelessness in Yellowknife, with attention to the interaction between housing in Yellowknife and the other communities of the NWT and the particular problems faced by Dene, Metis and Inuit women. As this project is intended to be a companion study to a concurrent study of the impact of colonialism and the intergenerational transmission of har...


Homeless in a homeland: housing insecurity and resource development in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Christensen, Julia B
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2007
Summary: This licence is issued for the scientific research application No.691. This research aims to understand the meaning of housing insecurity and how it relates to homelessness. This will allow for an improved understanding of northern homelessness, how it is affected by economic growth, and how strategies to improve housing security may help to reduce homelessness. Fieldwork in Paulatuk will i...


Aboriginal Housing Assessment: Community Design Needs and Preferences
Principal Investigator: Hardess, Lisa
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: This study is part of a national program to gather information on Aboriginal housing design needs and preferences and on the use of local materials for housing construction by Aboriginal communities in Canada. One staff member of the Centre for Indigeno...


Planning study of Northern Native Communities
Principal Investigator: Pin, Gino
Licenced Year(s): 1996
Summary: Will conduct community consultation workshops in the 4 case study communities: Rae-Edzo, Snare Lake, Ft. Resolution and Kakisa. The workshops will open to the entire community. Data collection will be by open meeting discussion, individual interviews and interactive activity stations. The study is an evaluation of the level of success of existing planning and housing practice for native communi...


Getting old and getting good housing
Principal Investigator: Azzolini, Luciano
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: This research is designed to obtain ideas, opinions and solutions from residents of Fort Providence on the housing problems that are faced by older people in the community. This project is not intended as a comprehensive evaluation of the Housing Corporation's programs but instead is an examination of what is and isn't working in one community....


Architecture and Construction Technique in Northern Climate
Principal Investigator: Nadji, Kayhan
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Summary: This research will investigate the relationship between the architectural and technical aspects of buildings and severe northern climate....


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