The NCCs are proud to be among the contributing partners of Public Health 2020, taking place April 28-30 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) attracts hundreds of researchers, practioners, managers, and students dedicated to advancing public health across Canada.
Check out the CPHA website for details on the Public Health 2020 program, including the pre-conference sessions to be held on Monday, April 27, as well as plenary sessions on public health and climate change, truth and reconciliation, and population mental wellness.
Connect with the NCCs
Interested in connecting with the NCCs at Public Health 2020? Here’s how:
- Drop by our collective booth in the exhibit area to discuss networking and partnership opportunites as well as discover the latest resources across the NCCs.
- Connect with staff from across the NCCs participating in the various workshops, poster presentations, panel discussions and symposium listed below.
- Take in the 2020 NCCPH KT Awards ceremony that will be held during the plenary session on Thursday, April 30 at 12:30 pm.
- Participate in the NCCPH concurrent session on Tuesday, April 30 at 16:00 entitled "Returning home: Honouring the voices of long-term evacuees following ‘natural disasters’ in Ashcroft Indian Band and Siksika Nation".
- Meet staff from NCCID at a networking breakfast (details to be confirmed); and,
- Follow the events on the NCCPH Twitter feed or using the hashtag #PHSP20.
The NCCPH will be presenting "Returning home: Honouring the voices of long-term evacuees following ‘natural disasters’ in Ashcroft Indian Band and Siksika Nation" during an English-language concurrent session to be held on Tuesday, April 28 from 16:00 to 17:30.
There is substantial evidence to suggest that the adverse effects of evacuations may be amplified among Indigenous populations due to the legacies of colonialism, specifically the historical and continued displacement of Indigenous Peoples from their traditional territories. This session will present an exploration of the public health roles for evacuated communities, after the usual emergency response.
Two case studies provide examples of the kinds of issues that face communities when an evacuation is “over”, and the long-term physical and mental health consequences of displacement, loss and trauma. In the guided discussion portion of this session, participants will explore how a public health approach can be used to address or mitigate the adverse impacts of long-term evacuation, and discuss some of the challenges central to this change.
Participants will collaborate to identify the potential roles and opportunities for public health agencies to support Indigenous communities in their efforts to exert greater control over emergency response planning and facilitate recovery in a culturally appropriate manner.
Connect with members of the NCC staff during the workshops, posters, panel discussions, symposium, and oral presentations listed below (updated as details become available). For more information, consult the conference program.
Tuesday, April 28
16:00 - 17:30
- "Returning home: Honouring the voices of long-term evacuees following ‘natural disasters’ in Ashcroft Indian Band and Siksika Nation".
- Concurrent session presented in English by the six Collaborating Centres for Public Health.