This is the website for a large-scale, multi-disciplinary project, funded by the CIHR and SSHRC, that seeks to fill a knowledge gap regarding the impacts of mine development on Aboriginal community health in Canada.
The members of the project team include researchers from across the country, Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, the Inuit community of Baker Lake in Nunavut, and AECOM, an engineering and environmental planning consultancy . We are working to:
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- Uncover and make sense of existing knowledge of the impacts of mining on Aboriginal community health;
- Identify attempted interventions (i.e. attempts to mitigate community health impacts) and assess their effectiveness; and
- Translate and communicate this gathered knowledge to stakeholders, including communities, companies, policy makers and other interested parties.