ICES receives another RBC Foundation grant to strengthen research capacity of Indigenous communities
ICES is pleased to announce the receipt of another one-year grant of $75,000 from the RBC Foundation. ICES was awarded an initial $75,000 grant in September 2021. The funds were used this past year to build on the success of the ICES Indigenous health data training program, which was launched in 2019 to promote an understanding of how ICES data can be used to answer health questions and support Indigenous participants in conveying research findings back to their communities.
This year’s RBC Foundation funding allowed ICES to create some additional content that provided a deeper dive into topics of interest, raised by participants. In addition, the funds were used to support the development of a platform for recorded training modules that will help make the training more accessible. The platform of recorded content is anticipated to be launched this coming fall and will be made available to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous partners.