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Queen's University
 

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The Mushkegowuk Territory Community
Rehabilitation Aides Project



Project Information

Name:

The Mushkegowuk Territory Community Rehabilitation Aids Project

Donor:

The Change Foundation

Budget:

$100,000 CAD

Duration:

October 2001 – October 2003

Primary Site:

The Mushkegowuk Territory

Beneficiaries:

  • Community Rehabilitation Aides

  • Persons with disabilities, their families and communities.


Overview

The Mushkegowuk Territory Community Rehabilitation Project is a collaborative effort of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Weeneebayko Health Ahtuskaywin, the Mushkegowuk Council and ICACBR. ICACBR is responsible for conducting the evaluation of the Project. This project has been implemented with the intent to increase accessibility of rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities living in six remote First Nations communities in the Mushkegowuk Territory through integration of community based rehabilitation services into the existing primary health care infrastructure. 

Disability is disproportionately higher among Aboriginal peoples than other Canadians, yet there is a profound disparity in the availability of services, and culturally relevant research. A partnership has been formed among academic and rehabilitation institutions, the regional health authority and communities of the Mushkegowuk Territory (Figure 1) out of a need for an innovative and cooperative approach to finding solutions to improve health and quality of life among Aboriginal people. This initiative focuses on transferring knowledge and skills to local people in order to meet the unique rehabilitation needs of Aboriginal persons with disabilities.


 

Project Activites

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000