Pilot Project: Understanding Vehicle Safety in First Nations, Inuit and Metis Communities: Phase 1 in New Brunswick
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Cyndy Baskin
Partnered with School of Social Work Windsor University
This pilot project will create a foundation regarding vehicle safety in four First Nations communities in NB. Through surveys conducted by Mi'kmaq PhD students, the aim is to gain a better understanding of what community members know about vehicle safety and what they do or do not incorporate in keeping themselves and their children safe in cars, boats, etc. The findings will inform a larger research project in the communities whereby members will explore how they can educate and promote vehicle safety.
Understanding Vehicle Safety in First Nations, Inuit and Metis Communities: Phase 2 With Mi'qmaq and Maleseet Communities in New Brunswick
The findings from the above pilot project will be presented to community members through gatherings and forums. They will then be part of research that takes into consideration how community members view vehicle safety in order to come up with creative, innovative, culturally specific ways to promote safety for the purposes of lessening accidents, injuries and deaths. A further component will be to learn whether or not these methods have been helpful in lessening these. This research is part of a Canadian wide project which also includes First Nations communities in BC, Ontario and Quebec.