Support the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research!
Your support allows us to continue working to advance health and well-being for northern communities and environments. Our work focuses on bringing people together and facilitating action on solving complex health issues at both the community (grassroots) and policy (grass-tips) levels. We build capacity, promote intersectoral collaboration, and work with communities to advance their own health priorities, while taking a strengths-based and whole-of-community approach. Since our inception in 2007, our little organization has worked with many northern Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, different levels of government (Indigenous, municipal, territorial, and federal), other non-profit and research organizations, the private sector, academics, as well as students and youth from across Canada and the North. The work that we've been able to achieve together demonstrates the power, dedication and resilience of northern people when working in equal partnership with each other on the issues that matter most to us.
By supporting AICBR, you can help promote action on issues of northern importance. The money that is raised will go directly towards initiatives that build capacity of Northern Indigenous youth in becoming champions of climate change adaptation, advance northern food security, promote mental health and wellness, mobilize knowledge and strategic partnerships across the North, as well as empower Northern communities to become more self-sufficient through the development of community-based food security and climate change adaptation strategies.
Opportunities for Students
During various times of the year we can accommodate student interns. In the past we have worked with and hosted a variety of students whose focuses have ranged from dietetics to environmental studies. Some recent examples of projects that students have worked on include: conducting a literature review on climate change and mental health of Indigenous youth in northern Canada, helping to facilitate a community-based research approach as part of Kluane First Nation's Nourishing Our Future: Community Food Sharing Project, and performing a gap analysis for our Healthy Living Inventory. Our ability to work with students depends on our current initiatives, funding and supervisory capacities; please email us if you are interested in learning more about current student opportunities (firstname.lastname@example.org).