2020 Empowering Indigenous Communities to Improve the Care of Elders Living with Frailty

The purpose of this competition was to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for, and support their elders to remain in their home or communities. CFN only funded proposals that were co-created/co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members. Funded proposals focused on the scale or spread of a prior health and/or social care initiative shown to be effective in a smaller context.

Projects Funded

For more details on any of the projects, please click on the project names below:

Addressing Frailty with Community-Directed Physical Activity Programs in Manitoban First Nations Communities Principal Investigator: Cara Brown–University of Manitoba (IH-012)

Keeping our Nlaka’pamux Elders at Home Principal Investigators: Anne Cochran–Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (Special Advisor); Sonia Singh–Fraser Health Authority (IH-016)

CP@clinic: A Community Paramedicine Program for Indigenous older adults Principal Investigator: Gina Agarwal — McMaster University (IH-011)

Developing and Evaluating a Community Rehabilitation Facilitator Training Program to support Elders Living with Frailty in Remote Indigenous Communities (IH-009) Principal Investigators: Helle Moller— Lakehead University; Denise Taylor— St. Joseph’s Care Group

Improving Emergency Care of Indigenous Elders Living with Frailty in Interior Health (IH-015) Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Hartney–Royal Roads University