First established in 2003, the Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC) at HELP is made up of community members with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit ancestry, including Elders. ASC members are vital to ensuring that HELP’s research has meaning for, and is consistent with, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities’ objectives and intentions for their children and families.
By sharing their knowledge and experience, ASC members support a deeper understanding of the social and cultural determinants of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children’s health and well-being. The ASC ensures HELP’s research activities involving First Nations, Métis, and Inuit are reflective of the diverse histories, cultures, languages, values and ways of knowing and being.
The application deadline has been extended to April 30, 2023. For more information and details on how to apply, click here.