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Symposium: Conducting Research with Urban Aboriginal Peoples

Toronto, Ontario
March 19 & 20, 2014

The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) is holding a two-day symposium on Conducting Research with Urban Aboriginal Peoples. Please share this information with any of your contacts who would benefit from learning the essentials of community-based research (CBR) with urban Aboriginal peoples.

Topics will focus on best practices for research development, design and dissemination, plus highlight strategies for putting policies and principles into practice.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Amanda Sheppard - The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Randy Jackson  and Doe O'Brien - Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
  • Dr. Margaret Robinson - Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Bernice Downey
  • The Well Living House
  • Rebeka Tabobondung - Indigenous Knowledge Network

Participants will gain a better understanding of the steps to initiating research with Aboriginal peoples, communities and agencies as well as develop tangible skills for working with Indigenous ethical research frameworks, specifically the:

  • Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans; Chapter 9 - Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples of Canada
  • First Nations Information Governance Committee's Principles of OCAP: Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession
  • Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centre's USAI Research Framework: Utility, Self-Voicing, Access, and Inter-rationality.

The symposium is designed to provide an Indigenous perspective on conducting research with urban Aboriginal peoples and is intended for students, academics, policy-makers, government agencies, and anyone interested or engaging in research involving Indigenous communities.


March 19 and 20, 2014 from 9 AM to 4 PM


Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road


Full rate-$350.00

Student rate-$300.00

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and materials

A limited number of complimentary seats are available to Aboriginal students or Elders. Contact us for details.