Recent Work

Change Management + CCP is a great thing

February 2018 – We provided a keynote and workshop on change management to the 3rd Annual Comprehensive Community Plannners Workshop hosted by Nishnabe Aski Development Fund in Thunder Bay.  What a great time with community leaders, talking about the role of change leadership.

Webinar message – Reconciliation is about equity and more

November 2018 – We did a short piece on the webinar “Achieving Health Equity” led by the US Institute on Healthcare Improvement, along with panel member Ziva Mann.  Reconciliation in Canada certainly has crossover with the health equity movement, but The_IRG looks for more.  Yes, we need to close the gap.  But what if our…

Lead Sponsor for FNHMA 2017

November 2017 – The IRG was proud to be the platinum sponsor for the First Nations Health Managers Association 2017 national conference.  After just eight months in existence, the IRG is giving back to community. The FNHMA provides leadership in First Nations health management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, research, certification, networking…

Great day with the Public Health Agency

November 2017 – One of a few Indigenous Cultural Competence sessions with the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Destine Lord is sharing about Canada’s history and relationship with Indigenous peoples.  A number of policy options in the past didn’t work out at all for Indigenous communities, even in public health.  Today, the Public Health Agency…

Measuring identity, racism and inclusion

November 2017 – We co-presented a workshop with CIHI at this conference held by the Association of Canadian Studies. And it turned out, measuring inclusion is difficult, even the evaluators say this!  Measuring identity is even harder.  Who gets to say that person is First Nations?  Who gets to say what the indicators of being…

The_IRG sponsors Odawa’s golf tournament

September 2017 – After just a few months in operation, The_IRG chose to sponsor Odawa Friendship Centre’s golf tournament, and give back to Indigenous community.  A great day raising money for urban Indigenous in Ottawa.

Guest Editor of special issue, Journal of Social Inclusion

April 2017- In her role as International Chair of the Wharerātā Group, Rose LeMay was a guest editor of this special issue focussed on Indigenous inclusion. A joint effort by Pat Dudgeon (University of Western Australia), Waikaremoana Waitoki, Rose LeMay (Wharerātā Group) and Linda Waimarie Nikora (University of Waikato, New Zealand). Social Inclusion Volume 4,…