A document addressed to the Aboriginal health community and supporters from Co-Chairs from the Steering Committee, Dr. Rod McCormick (Professor at Thompsons Rivers University) and Dr. Fred Wien (Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University) about the emerging crisis that has developed between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Aboriginal health community was recently publicly released.

In this document, researchers express concern with how CIHR is ending its earlier strong commitment to build capacity in Aboriginal health research.

This emerging crisis has forced members to develop the Aboriginal Health Research Steering Committee. The committee members have written letters to the president of CIHR "highlighting the issues and their significance." 

To read more about this report, please click on the following link: http://www.iphrc.ca/pub/Kahwatsire final .pdf

For more information about this report, please contact: 

Jeanelle Mandes
IPHRC Research Assistant - KT & Communications 
(306) 337-2437