Throughout the research we are committed to work with our community partners, Elders, families and youth to create opportunities for them to connect with their culture while building on their strengths and resilience.
We have partnership agreements with the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre, the Athabasca Tribal Council, and McMurray Métis to carry out our research activities in Wood Buffalo. A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) provides spiritual guidance and advice on the direction of our research, ensuring that Indigenous Ways of Knowing informs the research program and resulting activities.
The research team has also collaborated with Alberta decision-makers to support research impact. The following decision-makers on the team include: Alberta Health Services Population, Public and Indigenous Health and Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Networks, Health Canada's First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), Alberta Health Services Emergency Management, the Medical Officer of Health North Zone Lead, and Alberta Health.