MARCH 15, 2023 UPDATE: CBHSSJB thanks community members who completed a short questionnaire as part of its impact assessment study on the impact of FIFO on workers, families and Cree communities. The questionnaire is now closed.
This questionnaire is to ask for your help by sharing your thoughts and a bit of background to help guide our objective which is to find out the impacts of community members being away from their homes and community for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mining work.
The information you share will be confidential and only be used for the study.
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The impact assessment will:
- identify the realities families experience when a family member is away for weeks or months at a time, working outside the community at a mine or other remote site.
- allow the Cree Health Board to identify ways to support workers, their families and extended families with programs, services and resources to ensure their quality of life.
What has happened so far?
The project team representing the CBHSSJB visited several communities in Eeyou Istchee, as well as mining sites and Income Security Camps. During their visits, they met with workers and other community members including Elders and gathered their input through surveys, focus groups and individual interviews.
As a result of this process, more than 150 online survey results were received.
What happens next?
Kris is from Moose Factory, Ontario. He innovatively articulates his traditional and cultural ways of overall well-being to teach and listen to those he has the honour of meeting. His leadership skills and knowledge are used to encourage and make everyone in his presence feel welcome. Kris believes that knowing who you are leads to success at being yourself and is the most important achievement for all peoples. Kris is the founder & CEO of the Indigenous Men's Alliance (IMA).
Tehya Quachegan is Cree from Moose Factory. She grew up in Thunder Bay and currently lives in London, Ontario. Tehya is completing her undergraduate studies at Western University with an honours double major in Psychology and Indigenous Studies. She plans to continue her studies at Western with an MA in Media Studies to further research how resource extraction impacts Indigenous communities. Outside of school, Tehya sits on the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Oshkaatisak and Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Councils.