On October 6-9, 2017, our team members from all of our project sites attended the Northern, Rural, and Remote Health Conference in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL. This was an opportunity for us to present on the benefits we see in running our various land-based programs across the North to an audience of healthcare practitioners and decision makers. This was also an opportunity for our project sites to meet face-to-face, and have a chance to discuss our plans for the final year of this Movember-funded project. Representatives from the Movember Foundation were also in attendance, along with their colleagues and project sites from Australia, and it was a great opportunity to connect and share with Indigenous-led initiatives internationally as well.

We are excited for the year ahead, and look forward to contributing to the evidence base for the mental health and wellness benefits of community-led land-based initiatives across Canada.

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