What is the Indigenous Public Health Program?

Students will receive foundational training in the core disciplines of public health, examined through an approach that:

  • Engages the unique challenges and opportunities of working in Indigenous contexts
  • Recognizes the historic and ongoing health disparities and inequities faced by Indigenous populations
  • Builds applied and theoretical knowledge affirming Indigenous rights to self-determination in relation to health services, research and program development
  • Addresses multiple, intersecting Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation commission

Indigenous Public Health Institute Courses:

  • Introduction to Indigenous Health Research Ethics
  • Social Determinants of Indigenous Health
  • Indigenous Health Policy in Canada
  • Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Indigenous Communities
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Indigenous Peoples
  • Environmental Health in Indigenous Communities
  • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Indigenous Health Research
  • Mental Health Care and Delivery in Indigenous Communities
  • Selected Topics in Indigenous Public Health (electives)

Program Delivery Format

  • The program will be delivered through intensive one-week, in-person* institutes occurring in August and February.
  • Two courses will run concurrently, with one in the morning (8:00AM to 12:00PM) and one in the afternoon (1:30PM to 5:30PM)*.
  • Students must attend two institutes, completing four courses prior to matriculating into the Graduate Certificate or Certificate.
  • Completion of the Graduate Certificate or Certificate will require a minimum of two years, with students completing eight courses over four institutes.

*Note: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, changes in course offerings and online delivery may be necessary.

Interested in our programming? Check out our Learning Circle Video featuring program graduates.




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