Nicole Robinson

Director, Northern & Indigenous Health

Nicole Robinson

Nicole has worked in Indigenous health and wellness over the past twelve years for a variety of Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the National Aboriginal Health Organization. Nicole’s work at these organizations focused on relationship building, partner engagement, governance, strategic planning, program implementation and knowledge mobilization. She has built and nurtured a broad network of relationships with national and regional First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments and organizations across Canada, partnering in the co-creation and implementation of strategic plans and funded initiatives.

Nicole completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and Carleton University in Anthropology and Biology. She has a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Carleton University where her thesis focused on culturally safe Indigenous social work practice. She began her career in the field of knowledge translation and patient safety research, with positions at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. As a woman of Métis and European descent, with experience supporting Indigenous health and wellness in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, Nicole is dedicated to supporting our collective journey towards reconciliation in Canada.

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