Health Profile on Aboriginal Children and Youth

The content for this module was made possible thanks to a Knowledge Translation Synthesis grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The University of Northern British Columbia, Department of First Nations Studies, under the direction of Dr. Margo Greenwood, Principal Investigator, was the lead institution that administered this grant.

Principal Investigator

Margo Greenwood, PhD
Associate Professor,
Departments of First Nations Studies and Education, University of Northern British Columbia

Academic Lead,
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

Vice President,
Aboriginal Health, Northern Health Authority


Laura Arbour, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Department of Medical Genetics, and the Island Medical Program, University of British Columbia,

Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria

Caroline Tait, PhD
Associate Professor,
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan

Knowledge Users

Louise Hanvey, RN, MHA

Research Director,
The Health of Canada’s Children and Youth: A CICH Profile, Canadian Institute of Child Health

Conrad Saulis

Policy Director,
National Association of Friendship Centres


Kimberley Barker, MD, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Nunavut

Cindy Blackstock, PhD
Executive Director,
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Associate Professor,
Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta

Michael Chandler, PhD
Professor Emeritus,
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Erin Corston

Health Director and Assistant Director of the Environment,
Native Women’s Association of Canada

Gail McDonald

Operations Manager,
First Nations Information Governance Centre

Departments of Medicine (Section of Infectious Diseases), Medical Microbiology and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Kent Saylor, MD, FRCPC
Northern and native child health program, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Janet Smylie, MD, MPH
Family Physician, Family and Community Medicine, St.Michael’s Hospital

Research Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital

Associate Professor,
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Shirley Tagalik
Inukpaujaq Consulting

Sonia Isaac-Mann, M.Sc
Associate Director of Health,
Assembly of First Nations

Valorie Whetung

Past Chief, Analysis and Dissemination,
Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division, Statistics Canada

Malcolm King, PhD
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Scientific Director,
CIHR Institute for Aboriginal People’s Health

Eduardo Vides

Senior Health Policy Advisor,
Métis National Council