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ICES and Métis Nation of Ontario sign Memorandum of Understanding


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March 6, 2015

On February 23, 2015, the first day of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Health Summit in Toronto, ICES and the MNO renewed their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by ICES president and CEO Dr. Michael Schull and MNO president Gary Lipinski.

The importance of this partnership was highlighted by the fact that much of the Métis health research launched at the Health Summit was a product of the agreement between the MNO Chronic Disease Surveillance Program and ICES.

Dr. Schull emphasized the importance of cooperation stating, “Data exchange is just the first step towards an exchange of much deeper knowledge, on many levels. It’s scientific knowledge, it’s cultural knowledge, it’s historic knowledge, and it’s social knowledge. It’s all of that. This is a remarkable, and I think in many ways, ground-breaking, partnership for our organization, and I would say it is a model for us to look at as we engage with other partners and stakeholders in many [areas] of our society.”

Michael Schull, Gary Lipinski, MNO President, France Picotte, MNO Chair 

Michael Schull, Gary Lipinski, MNO President, France Picotte, MNO Chair

Elizabeth Badley 

Elizabeth Badley, ICES Adjunct Scientist

David Henry 

David Henry, ICES Senior Scientist and Aboriginal Health Lead

Suzanne Cadarette 

Suzanne Cadarette, ICES Senior Adjunct Scientist

Baiju Shah 

Baiju Shah, ICES Senior Core Scientist

Elizabeth Badley (ICES), David Henry (ICES), Storm Russell (MNO Senior Policy and Research Analyst), Loraine Marrett (Cancer Care Ontario) 

Elizabeth Badley (ICES), David Henry (ICES), Storm Russell (MNO Senior Policy and Research Analyst), Loraine Marrett (Cancer Care Ontario)

Elizabeth Badley (ICES), Wenda Watteyne (MNO Director of Healing and Wellness),  Storm Russell (MNO Senior Policy and Research Analyst), Saba Khan (ICES), Suzanne Cadarette (ICES), Martin Cooke (University of Waterloo), Danielle Nash (ICES Western), Loraine Marrett (Cancer Care Ontario), David Henry (ICES), Doug Wilson (MNO Chief Operating Officer);

Elizabeth Badley (ICES), Wenda Watteyne (MNO Director of Healing and Wellness), Storm Russell (MNO Senior Policy and Research Analyst), Saba Khan (ICES), Suzanne Cadarette (ICES), Martin Cooke (University of Waterloo), Danielle Nash (ICES Western), Loraine Marrett (Cancer Care Ontario), David Henry (ICES), Doug Wilson (MNO Chief Operating Officer)

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