The Canadian Health Adaptations, Innovations, & Mobilization Centre
The Canadian Health Adaptations, Innovations, and Mobilization (CHAIM) Centre is a Carleton University Research Centre located in Ottawa, Canada. The CHAIM Centre facilitates engagement across disciplines and sectors. Our goal is to advance Canadian health research and its application to health care accessibility and programs. The Centre’s activities focus primarily on communication, networking, and outreach to facilitate health research partnerships and knowledge mobilization. In so doing, our objectives are to share health research in a manner that is accessible to:
researchers across disciplines in order to foster trans-disciplinary collaborations and research initiatives
the lay public in the form of knowledge ‘bites’ that enable informed decision-making and the uptake of knowledge
policy and program delivery agencies by providing a context for engaging and sharing information and insights that can guide research and innovation strategies for addressing complex health and health care issues
On the eve of the first day of National Indigenous History Month, 2021, Indigenous Peoples and communities across Canada are reeling from the grief associated with the confirmation of an unmarked mass burial site of 215 children who were forced to attend the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Non-Indigenous Canadians need to respect this time of grieving. At the same time, we need to take responsibility for understanding our role in the historical context that led to these deaths, and the factors that continue to affect the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada today. The CHAIM Centre has been actively working together with Indigenous Peoples and communities to support their autonomy and self-determination. We have provided additional resources to help you learn more about the research programs, Indigenous life, and perhaps how you can act to make a difference.