This project was about enhancing community ways of gathering urban Aboriginal health information, and as such, could never have existed without the active participation and vital enthusiasm of hundreds First Nations community members living in the City of Hamilton. It is the intention of this report to honour the generosity of your participation and we therefore dedicate this report to members of the First Nations community in Hamilton.

Special thank-you’s to all the members of the First Nations community in Hamilton who participated, Donna Lyons, Connie Siedule, Lisa Pigeau, Jessica Hill, Betty Kennedy, Dennis Compton, Mandy Berglund, Chester Langille, the Hamilton Executive Directors Aboriginal Coalition, the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, Gordon Gong, Cindy Sue McCormack, Renee Wetselaar, Crystal Burning, Amye Annett, Ashly MacDonald, Trisha McDonald, Diane Therrien, Alisha Hines, Pat O’Campo, Rick Glazier, Kelly McShane, Roseanne Nisenbaum, Dionne Gesink Law, Cyprian Wejnert, and Brandon Zagorski. 

This project was funded by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Aboriginal Health Transition Fund, and the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) at Saint Michael’s Hospital. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) contributed the costs of the in-house ICES data analysis and Dr. Smylie was supported by a Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator in Knowledge Translation award during the course of the project. 

This study was supported by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). The opinions, results and conclusions reported in this paper are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources. No endorsement by ICES or the Ontario MOHLTC is intended or should be inferred.