Northern and Remote Collaboration

Northern and Remote Collaboration

The Northern and Remote (NR) Collaboration provides an opportunity for decision makers, leaders, policy makers and practitioners to build leadership and improvement capacity by networking, comparing innovative solutions and sharing success stories. Healthcare service providers working in northern and remote areas of Canada face unique challenges with developing, implementing and evaluating effective and sustainable solutions in these regions. The collaboration aims to improve the health status of people living in northern and remote regions of Canada. This collaboration was until recently called the Northern, Rural or Remote (NRoR) Collaboration.


2015 Roundtable: Partnering to Improve Health and Healthcare

Held May 25-26, 2015, in Winnipeg, MB, the Northern and Remote (NR) Collaboration hosted an invitational roundtable bringing together almost 80 representatives from 25 organizations in seven provinces and all three territories who are involved in the delivery of healthcare in Canada’s northern and remote regions to further develop and strengthen working relationships between the Collaboration’s 11 partners, by sharing common challenges and brainstorming innovations to support healthcare delivery improvements in northern and remote contexts.

This roundtable featured 10 speakers and plenary sessions focused on:

  • Sharing evidence-informed, locally-based and international innovations to improve mental health and addictions services;
  • Identifying organizational characteristics and approaches necessary to advance cultural competency, safety and humility to affect system-wide impact in this area; and
  • Creation of a deeper understanding of the value, purpose and approaches to community engagement in northern and remote contexts

The Results of this 2015 roundtable will inform the future programming for the Northern and Remote Collaboration.

See photos from this event