Research and community mapping for Saskatchewan Understanding the Early Years

Last Updated: December 20, 2012

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Principal Investigator)
  (Co-Investigator)

Understanding the Early Years (UEY) is a national initiative that helps community members understand the needs of the children in their communities so that they are better able to develop programs and services to meet these needs. Each UEY research team conducts research in their own community and works with other community members to share this knowledge and address local issues.

Goals / Outcomes: The SPHERU Healthy Children research team was to provide expertise in conducting community-based research, neighbourhood mapping, and knowledge transfer and exchange to several UEY projects: the Saskatoon project, Moose Jaw-South Central Saskatchewan project, Northeast Saskatchewan project, and Southeast Saskatchewan project. A series of community mapping reports, fact sheets, and other materials have been produced for the each of the three regional projects. The findings were also shared at the kidSKAN Connectors Forum in Regina in May 2010. They are available on the kidSKAN website.

Funders: Human Resources Skills and Development Canada Moose Jaw UEY; Northeast Saskatchewan UEY; Southeast Saskatchewan UEY.