Northern and Indigenous Health

First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities continue to face more health challenges than other people living in Canada, including higher rates of chronic diseases, infectious diseases and suicide, and a lower life expectancy rate. Despite some northern and Indigenous communities having successful health services and outcomes, significant gaps (or disparities) remain between the health services and quality of care available to these regions compared to non-Indigenous and urban communities.

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement is committed to supporting partners to address these gaps. We work alongside provincial-territorial government departments, regional health authorities, and Indigenous organizations and groups to co-develop, implement and evaluate solutions that improve the delivery of culturally-appropriate and safe care. Our ongoing learning opportunities and collaborative workshops facilitate relationship building, promote health reconciliation and empower organizations with improvement tools, resources and knowledge. Working alongside partners, CFHI aims to contribute to the shared priority of achieving better access to health services and health outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Canadian Northern and Remote Health Network

The Canadian Northern and Remote Health Network brings together senior decision makers, leaders, policy makers and practitioners to identify solutions to improve healthcare and the health status of people living in northern and remote areas of Canada. Members also enhance their leadership and improvement skills by sharing learning, innovative ideas, tools and resources.

Promoting Life Together Collaborative

The Promoting Life Together Collaborative was a co-designed learning program supporting the Canadian Northern and Remote Health Network. Six multi-disciplinary teams and their community partners from across northern and remote parts of Canada participated in the collaborative to enhance life promotion and community wellness for people living in northern and remote regions of Canada.

What We Do

Promoting Life Together
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What We Do

Canadian Northern and Remote Health Network
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Tool / Resource

A Journey We Walk Together: Strengthening Indigenous Cultural Competency in Health Organizations
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