In this blog post, I unpack some of the concepts discussed in a recent NCCDH-hosted webinar on Indigenous health promotion, tying them to ideas brought up in a workshop on Indigenous cultural safety at TOPHC 2018. I am a White settler who lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario, on the Haldimand Tract, the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosauonee peoples.
When I first started working for Alberta Health Services in 2011, I was tasked with creating the WalkABle Alberta community engagement process to create community reports that provide recommendations to improve community walkability. Let me tell you what I did.
Devin Wood is an MSc student at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, who worked as the NCCDH’s student health equity educator in July and August 2018.
I am writing to share with colleagues in the public health community that I am looking ahead to retirement from my role as scientific director at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), and that the NCCDH has begun succession planning to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
Canada’s chief public health officer has identified that bringing attention to “how the built environment contributes to widening or reducing health inequities” is a priority for promoting and improving the health of all Canadians. As we try to understand this relationship further, we think it is important to consider three questions.