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Engaging communities for better policies to improve health equity: The Makimaniq Plan, a shared approach to reduce poverty in Nunavut experience

Strong and visionary leadership is a common feature among regions that have moved ahead in health equity work. Community engagement is a promising public health practice to address the social determinants of health and reduce health inequities. The World Health Organization points to the value of meaningfully involving groups in society through representation in decision-making, particularly related to health equity.

This webinar will highlight a case study that looks at a shared leadership approach to developing the poverty reduction strategy in Nunavut. The process used to develop the "The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction" saw high levels of collaboration and community engagement. Government and Inuit organizations were engaged first, then the circle was expanded to public and non-governmental organizations. 

This webinar will explore the process and outcomes of the engagement process and discuss the unique contribution the public engagement process brought to the Makimaniq Plan.

To download the case study, click here.

Advisors on Tap

  • Natan Obed, Director, Department of Social and Cultural Development, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
  • Ed McKenna, Director, Poverty Reduction, Department of Family Services, Government of Nunavut
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Knowledge Translation Specialist, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

To register for this webinar, click here.



  • Presenters:
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

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