I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone involved in this project 

​All the birthing moms, stakeholders and care-providers from Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Kenora and surrounding region who generously shared their stories and time with the team.

Community Partners and Collaborators:

Fort William First Nation Health Centre

Beendigen Anishinabe Women’s Crisis Home & Family Healing Agency

Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association

Thunder Bay Muslim Association

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Thunder Bay Prenatal Coalition

Thunder Bay Community Midwives

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win K=health Centre

NW Health Units- Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Lookout

Nishnabe-Gamik Friendship Centre

Best Start Hub, Sioux Lookout

Kenora Midwives

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program



Faculty Members:


Dr. Helle Mollër 

Dr. Manal Alzghoul

Dr. Pauline Sameshime

Dr. Jennifer Chisholm



Dr. Pamela Wakewich

Dr. Martha Dowsley

Dr. Kristin Burnett

Dr. MaryEllen Hill


Graduate Students Trainees and RA’s:


Lisa Bishop

Mackenzie Elaine Churchill

Nancy Gupta

Jenna Crew

Vannessa Lucky

Mehdia Hassan

Abigale Kent

And Myself




Lakehead University

Women’s College, Women’s Xchange Program

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