About the Project:
Canada’s response to equitable access to COVID-19 Vaccines has provided the opportunity for Indigenous populations to access the resources needed to reach the most isolated and vulnerable communities within each region.
An engagement strategy will be developed with the aim to:
- Improve knowledge about the importance of vaccinations and their positive health impacts
- Address current barriers to accessing vaccines for Indigenous populations
- Provide and train how to access trusted sources of information
- Increase vaccines trust and uptake
- Project Supervisor, Brenda Wood
- Project Manager, Roxanne Balan
- Project Advisor, Dr. Barry Lavallee
- Project Consultant, Dr. Michael Routledge
- Project Partner, Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM)
- Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) was established in January 2020 by the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Chiefs Task Force on Health to achieve health and wellness services that are reflective of the needs and priorities of First Nations people in Manitoba’s north.
The project kicked off the community engagement phase of the project on June 5, 2022, in War Lake First Nation and will be targeting the urban MKO citizens in Winnipeg on June 21, 2022. Please check back for more dates on community engagement for the vaccines project.