WISE Care Research Project

Project Summery


This research project is a collaboration between Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), N’Minoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre and Noojmowin Teg Aboriginal Health Access Centre.

The goal of this project is to build sustainable community-owned and directed strategies to support healthy aging and dementia care in Indigenous communities, with a focus on cultural safety and traumainformed care.

Benefits for Community:

A community understanding of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and dementia and how it is affecting individuals, families and communities including warning signs. Communities are able to approach developing the best possible quality of life for individuals living with dementia and MCC, their families, caregivers and the community as a whole. Community-driven strategies to support aging in a good way throughout life. Health care service providers and learners are better prepared to develop a supportive healing relationship with the people of their community.


This project will support Indigenous communities in their understanding of multiple chronic conditions, dementia and the risk for dementia due to multiple chronic conditions. Through an improved understanding of the impact of multiple chronic conditions and dementia on persons, families, and communities, community members can partner with health care providers to better support the needs of persons and families living with these conditions.

Funding Agency:

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)



For information on the WISE Care Research Project, please contact the Research Assistant at (705) 368-0229 ext. 242.


For general inquiries on the programs and services provided by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, please contact (705) 368-2182

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre – Main Office

48 Hillside Rd., Highway 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-2182 | Fax: (705) 368-2229 | info@noojmowin-teg.ca

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre - Satellite Offices

4 Directions Community Complex (Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation) – (705) 368-0229

Centre Espanola – (705) 869-1564

Espanola & Area Family Health Team – (705)862-7991