Projects

 

The following contracts have been completed by Dr. Rosalin Miles of the Maaj Consulting Group prior to 2014:

Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network, 2012/2013, 2013 to present, Evaluator of Core Programs, Women and Youth Program, and Aboriginal Aids Awareness Week.  Create evaluation outcome and process frameworks, develop and implement evaluation tools, summarize data, make recommendations within a comprehensive report for federal funders and CAAN management.

Reconciliation Canada, 2013
Write a scientifically sound walk and run eight week training manual for September 2013 event with warm up and exercise posters.  Target participants were Elders who were residential school survivors. There were 3,000 participants on the day of the event.

Vancouver Coastal Mental Health Services, 2013
Organize and coordinate National Aboriginal Day 5km walk and run at Trout Lake park.  Develop registration process, design course, set safety procedures, secure first aid attendants, recruit volunteers, and organize awards.

Hope Healthy Communities Mobilization Day, 2013
Facilitate Mobilization Day discussions, and write report to capture feedback, and make recommendations for Hope Healthy Communities committee. The purpose of the Mobilization Day was to work with partnerships in the District of Hope and many community stakeholders on specific initiatives to improve the quality of life for residents in Hope and the surrounding area.

Vancouver Native Health Society, 2013
Environmental Scan of Aboriginal or Indigenous Cancer Programs, Strategies and Initiatives
The purpose of the environmental scan was to gather current information to assist in future strategic planning and development of an Aboriginal Cancer Strategy in British Columbia.

National Aboriginal Friendship Centres, 2012, Perform a Review and Environmental Scan of National Association of Friendship Centres After-School Programs for Children and Youth
This report was developed for the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) to evaluate existing data on after school programs in the Friendship Centre Movement for urban Aboriginal children and youth, as well as, to identify potential needs and gaps in meeting the needs of this sector of the urban Aboriginal population. The after school programs were reviewed for opportunities to engage in physical activity, healthy living or nutrition practices – with the ultimate goal of increasing physical activity levels and healthy eating among children and youth.

Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy, 2012, Facilitator for Transition Strategy Planning Retreat for Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is a partnership of community organizations, the non-profit and private sector, and various levels of government to identify initiatives related to the Urban Aboriginal community’s identified priorities in social and economic areas. At the retreat they developed a transitional strategy and reflected on the past two years work.

Metro-Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy, 2012, Facilitated and wrote extensive report on the Strengthening Relationships Urban Aboriginal Partners Event
The Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy Steering Committee, in partnership with the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council and Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society hosted the Strengthening Relationships Urban Aboriginal Partners Event. The purpose of the Urban Aboriginal Dialogue sessions was to facilitate a sharing of information and promote meaningful discussion on issues that impacted urban Aboriginal communities in Metro Vancouver.

Vancouver Coastal Health, Aboriginal Health & Wellness Showcase, September 2011
Facilitator for two day event of 120 health professionals
This showcase highlighted programs and current issues in Aboriginal Health such as initiatives funded by the Aboriginal Health Initiative program; the Aboriginal Patient Navigators; and programs on arthritis, smoking cessation and the truth and reconciliation process. The aim was to create awareness on best practices in Aboriginal Health models of health service delivery.

First Nations & Inuit Health, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, August 2011
Participated in Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Expert Peer Reviewer Panel
Screen and complete scoring grid for each Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative application, and participate in two day panel to rank applications with recommendations.

Health Canada, Drugs and Tobacco Initiatives February to April 2011
Completed Environmental Scan of First Nations Tobacco Prevention / Cessation Initiatives and Smoke-Free Policies in British Columbia
The primary target sample was all BC First Nation communities with a health department, BC Aboriginal friendship centres, First Nation schools, Aboriginal programs, provincial government programs and agencies, and Federal programs in BC.  This environmental scan contact list was completed through the Internet and by searching with keywords such as: smoke, smoking, tobacco, First Nations, or Aboriginal.  The major resource site for email addresses was the Aboriginal Community Health Associates of BC Resources Directory.

First Nations and Inuit Health, Health Promotion and Prevention 2007
Primary Prevention of Cancer in Aboriginal Communities Paper – Wrote paper on the development of a community work plan on implementing primary prevention of cancer strategies in Aboriginal communities. This work plan reflected First Nation and Inuit people ideas of health and primary prevention of cancer.

Aboriginal Act Now, January 2008
Environmental Scan “Sports in Aboriginal Communities in British Columbia”. A literature and policy review with an assessment of sports in BC within Aboriginal communities.

First Nations Health Council, March 2011
Editor and contributing writer for annual Corporate Health & Wellness Calendar, and Health and Wellness Daily Organizers for First Nation communities.