35 record(s) found with the tag "wellness" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Culturally Safe Falls Prevention Programs for Inuvialuit Elders
Principal Investigator: Frigault, Julia S
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project seeks to understand the influence Inuit social determinants of health have on the likelihood of Inuvialuit Elders experiencing fall-related injuries and fatalities. It also seeks to understand the ways in which these programs can be made to be culturally safe (i.e., when a researcher or program provider ensures that participants’ experiences, as well as their influence on participants...


Cultural Meaning of Food and Food Security
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to study the meaning and experience of food and food security in Ulukhaktok. The main objectives are to: 1) document how Inuit define the concepts of "food", "food insecurity" and "health"; 2) examine patterns of country food consumption and sharing; and, 3) identify local knowledge of new species of wildlife important for subsistence. Sharing network interviews (...


HealtheSteps: Exercise and Nutrition Prescriptions to Prevent Diabetes in Rural and Remote Communities
Principal Investigator: Petrella, Robert J.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1. assess the “lived-experience” of long-term participant maintenance of health behaviours acquired through completion of the HealtheSteps program through a questionnaire administered by their HealtheSteps coach; 2. collect clinical measures (height, weight, body mass index, waist circumference, and blood pressure) to inform the researchers of the success ...


Working Together to Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories' Communities
Principal Investigator: Butler Walker, Jody
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1.) to encourage and support Northerners in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ communities to follow healthier lifestyles; and, to facilitate organizations, government departments and businesses in Yukon and NWT to work in partnership together to foster healthier lifestyles in communities. The project engages organizations involved in healthy eating, a...


Climate Change and Our Lands in Film: A N'dilo Youth Community Wellness Project
Principal Investigator: MacKenzie, Jessie C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Short-Term Objectives 1: To verify the risks of climate change to the health and wellbeing of the community of N'dilo for the purpose of building adaptive capacity while fostering good working relationships between partners to produce a professional documentary. 2: To empower students to recognize their perspectives have a valid place in public dialogues on climate change impacts on First Na...


Cassette Islands Project
Principal Investigator: Paulette, Cochise
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives of this project are to: 1) Document and present and historical data on the local environment and wildlife; 2) Assess the impacts of climate change on our community's health and food security; 3) Support intergenerational knowledge sharing between elders and youth on the land; 4) Engage our community in the research; 5) Build traditional knowledge capacity in our com...


Cultural Meaning of Food and Food Security
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The purpose of the research is to study the meaning and experience of food and food security in Ulukhaktok. Objectives: (1) document how Inuit define the concepts of "food", "food insecurity" and "health"; (2) examine patterns of country food consumption and sharing; and (3) identify local knowledge of new species of wildlife important for subsistence. Sharing network interviews (approxima...


Land-based Initiatives in Canada's North: Moving towards cross-cultural understanding of the importance and meaning of on-the-land trips
Principal Investigator: Redvers, Jennifer M
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of the project is to contribute to a cross-cultural understanding of the value and role of facilitating modern day on-the-land trips for related social, environmental, health and wellness outcomes in Canada's north. The results of this study will inform the future development of Land-based initiatives, through providing a better understanding of their current scope, practice, and imp...


CANPLAY: Child Pedometer Study
Principal Investigator: Cameron, Christine
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This study attempts to resolve an apparent contradiction between increasing levels of childhood obesity in the Canadian population and parental reports of high levels of physical activity by their children. This survey and participant recruitment is one part of a project to determine the validity of parental reports on the physical activity levels of children and young adults between 5 and 19 ...


Pregnancy stories across the generations
Principal Investigator: Dawson, Leslie C
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to: - Illuminate local factors impacting pregnancy and maternal health that may then be later addressed through community based participatory research; - Promote biocultural approaches to Aboriginal maternal health and wellbeing that incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional knowledge; and - Elucidate factors impacting pregnancy and maternal ...


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