Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada hosts forum on indigenous health

REGINA, May 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Key health indicators for Saskatchewan's Indigenous people still remain below the rest of the province's population. While some of these discrepancies are rooted in history, others are simply the result of public policy decisions.

The Conference Board of Canada's Closing the Gap: Indigenous Health Innovations Forum will bring together health experts and community leaders to discuss key policies and activities to improve the health and care experiences for Indigenous people in Saskatchewan on May 25.

When: May 25, 2016            

Where: Delta Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

Who: Speakers include:

  • Mary Carlson, Executive Director, NITHA 
  • Roger Francis, Director, Saskatchewan Institute, The Conference Board of Canada 
  • Karen Main, Executive Director, Leading Thunderbird Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle 
  • Cassandra Wajuntah, Acting Director, Indigenous Peoples Health Resources, University of Regina 

For the full schedule and times visit:

Media Accreditation is required.

Follow this event of Twitter with the hashtag #SaskInstitute

The Conference Board of Canada's Closing the Gap: Indigenous Health Innovations Forum is made possible thanks to generous donations of our sponsors: Saskatchewan Polytechnic and SIGA.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For more information or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext.221, E-mail: or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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