12 record(s) found with the tag "well-being" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Designing Culturally Appropriate Long-term Care Facilities in NWT
Principal Investigator: Wolf, Jake HP
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The first goal of the project is to design culturally appropriate long-term care facilities for the Beaufort Delta region of NWT. Many models for long-term care are transplanted from the south where the traditions and social norms around aging and dying may differ significantly. By engaging in discussions with the community in Inuvik the research team can weigh the pros and cons of various designs...


Traditional Knowledge for Northern Community Well-being: examining collaborative approaches
Principal Investigator: Johnson, Leslie M
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives are to record insights and evaluations of approaches to culturally based wellness promotion and collaborative approaches to holistic healing from Northern perspectives. The research team will review literature on other efforts, and record responses to the teams own Wisdom Engaged activities from a range of northern participants, especially knowledgeable Elders, language and culture ...


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 ...


Cultural Meanings of Food and Food Insecurity in Ulukhaktok, NT
Principal Investigator: Collings, Peter F
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The basic questions here are 1) How do residents of Ulukhaktok define "food" and "food insecurity?” What does it mean to be food secure? How do understandings of these concepts inform behavior? 2) How does country food consumption influence food insecurity? _Why_ is country food consumption critical for food security, health, and well-being? 3) What is the relationship between food consumption, fo...


Water and Social Well-being in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Carter, Blair
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Four objectives guide this research: 1) to gain an understanding of the current water resource conditions (e.g., quality and quantity) and contextual circumstances (e.g., community culture, history, traditions) impacting local water use in the Deh Cho Region of the NWT; 2) to use a social well-being lens to unpack values that people associate with water resources in the Region; 3) to translate the...


Inuit travels in contemporary times
Principal Investigator: Collignon, Beatrice M.
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The main goal of this project is to gather data about how much Ulukhaktuurmiut do travel outside of their area and to understand how they feel about travelling to other lands and places, in order to: 1- Acknowledge the fact that travelling is as important today as it was in the past. People still travel a lot on the land, to familiar places, but also travel to other lands and places. One outcom...


The Limits of Sovereignty: Practices of Indigeneity among the Teetl'it Gwich'in
Principal Investigator: Alexie, Elaine D.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to gather information on practices of Indigeneity: the spiritual, physical, and cultural practices of the Teetl’it Gwich’in from the community of Fort McPherson. The researcher will be interviewing Teetl’it Gwich’in knowledge holders who can provide insight to the concept of Indigeneity and the significance it holds for them. A major focus of this project ...


Arctic Intergenerational Perspectives on the Future
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The aim of the project is to develop and administer an instrument to gather both quantitative and qualitative data linking health and environmental change (caribou population decline) in northern Aboriginal communities. The research aims to provide outputs of relevance to the communities and partner organizations including policy relevant outputs on the effects of caribou population change on the ...


Arctic Intergenerational Perspectives on the Future
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The aim of the project is to develop and administer an instrument to gather both quantitative and qualitative data linking health and environmental change (caribou population decline) in northern Aboriginal communities. The research aims to provide outputs of relevance to the communities and partner organizations including policy relevant outputs on the effects of caribou population change on the ...


Subjective Well-Being and Canadian Social Work
Principal Investigator: Graham, John R.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2008 2008 2007
Summary: This research follows a 2006–2009 Social Science and Humainities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant (SRG) and a 2006-2007 SSHRC Northern Development Grant, in which the researchers piloted a quantitative instrument to measure Subjective Well Being (SWB) of practicing social workers in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and northwestern Ontario. This current research project bu...


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