Projects

New & Upcoming

Improving Indigenous Cultural Safety in Ontario's Cancer Screening Programs

In Ontario, Indigenous peoples are screened less for cancer compared to non-Indigenous peoples.

There is a need to develop screening program materials specific for Indigenous peoples (e.g., invitations and results).

GOAL

to improve Indigenous peoples’ experience of cancer screening so as to reduce barriers to screening and ultimately, to reduce cancer-related morbidity and mortality

SLFNHA LEAD

Ariel Root

PARTNER LEAD

Jill Tinmouth (Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Cancer Care Ontario)

                               Healing Journey from Opioid Use                                                                                          

Many community-based suboxone programs identified many clients on low doses of suboxone for a longer period than anticipated. This project intends to better understand how programming and health services can support clients tapering off suboxone.

  GOAL

to improve programming to support clients in the successful completion of the suboxone program.

SLFNHA LEAD

Ariel Root & Carla Duncan

PARTNER LEAD

Len Kelly   

(Sioux Lookout Local Education Group)

Ongoing

Indigenous Youth Futures Partnership

The Youth Futures Project is a research partnership between SLFNHA and Carleton University and also includes youth and community leaders in the Sioux Lookout region along with cultural, economic, family, health and social service organizations in the region.

GOAL

The overall goal of the research partnership is to foster Indigenous youth resilience and to empower youth to prosper as leaders in their communities

SLFNHA LEAD

Janet Gordon

PARTNER LEAD

Kim Matheson

(The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research & Carleton University)

Learn More: http://www.indigenousyouthfutures.ca/

Recently Completed

Nishtam Niwiipitan (My First Teeth) Project

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is an approved antimicrobial liquid medication that is used to treat active dental cavities. It is non-invasive, and can be applied by a dentist or dental hygienist. SDF is simply applied to the cavity to kills the bacteria while hardening the softened (decayed area) of the baby tooth.

GOAL

To determine the effectiveness of SDF treatment to stop cavities in young children’s teeth, preventing the need for drilling, filling, and general anesthesia.

SLFNHA LEAD

Janet Gordon & Ariel Root

PARTNER LEAD

Herenia Lawrence (University of Toronto)