First Nations Knowledge Translation and Exchange Advisory Committee struck
January 30, 2013 (Vancouver, BC) - In late January 2013, the CAREX Canada team assembled individuals working in First Nations environmental health from across the country in Vancouver for an interactive workshop on approaches to CAREX training for First Nations.
Workshop participants, which included a local Elder, shared diverse perspectives around approaches and guidelines for developing First Nations training on CAREX information and tools, potential key audiences for the training, and key characteristics of other successful training programs for First Nations groups. The group was created in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Environmental Stewardship Unit and the First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network (FNEHIN). Funding for the workshop came through a Dissemination Meeting Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
“This was a great start to educating First Nations communities about existing and anticipated risks of cancer.” – Committee member
The group, now officially CAREX’s First Nations Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Advisory Committee, will meet in early spring 2013 to prioritize the users and dissemination initiatives identified thus far.
Stay tuned for more about this Committee's work as it develops.