The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) is making significant strides in support of a renewed public health system that is inclusive and respectful of diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. NCCIH’s collaborations in knowledge sharing extend beyond traditional boundaries — institutional, jurisdictional, geographical and professional — to address the multi-faceted and structural issues underpinning Indigenous health. These collaborations continue to strengthen the links between evidence, knowledge, practice and policy in support of the public health goals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Established in 2005 by the Government of Canada, and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the NCCIH is one of six centres in the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health program, each focusing on a different aspect of public health. Together, the centres help improve response to chronic disease and injury, infectious diseases, environmental health and health disparities.

Visit NCCIH’s website for more information.




Sarah de Leeuw

Award type

Scholar award

Project title

Health, Creative Arts, and Northern Communities