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People in Remote, Rural Northern Communities

Asking Citizens what matters for Quality of Life in Canada: A rural lens. (2001)


Using a series of public dialogues with groups from across Canada, researchers explored citizens' perceptions concerning quality of life issues. Regardless of personal background, participants agreed that the issues involved included political rights and democracy, health, education, the environment, social programs, personal well-being, safe communities, the economy and government. Results were analyzed according to participants' memberships in the following population groups: rural, urban, influencer or hard-to-reach.

Working Together for Healthier Rural Communities


I Introduction

II Rural Health Study Background

III Involving Community

IV The Research Framework & Process

V Collaborating on the Research

VI What Are We Learning?

VII What is Challenging?

VIII What is Encouraging?

IX Data Analysis

X What Have We Learned About Rural Health?

XI Next Steps

- by Barbara Zupko, Region of Waterloo Public Health

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Building Bridges with the First Nations Community


This week's feature is based on the experiences of Tracy Prinzen, who spent two years working with First Nations Communities in British Columbia. She is now working as a public health nurse with the Durham Region Health Department, and on her Masters of Health Promotion at the University of Toronto. We would like to extend a special thank-you to Tracy for working on this piece despite her many other commitments.


A Lessons Learned

B Closing Thoughts

By Tracy Prinzen. Co-written with Jodi Thesenvitz.


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