Mission and Vision


IPHRC is a collaborative network working to improve and strengthen the quality of Indigenous health research and the health of Indigenous people.


Thriving, healthy, self-determining Indigenous peoples, families and communities.


In partnership with Indigenous communities, we are committed to transformative research that applies Indigenous knowledge and practices. Excellence in knowledge translation guides and distinguishes our work.

Indigenous peoples’ self-determination is the foundation of our values:

  • We value integrity as defined by our commitment to ethical space, honesty, openness and transparency in all that we do.
  • We value our teams’ involvement in working with Indigenous communities to build health research capacity.
  • We value integrated knowledge in all stages of our research, translating ideas to practices and policies that benefit Indigenous health.
  • We value Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being that inform and guide our relationships, methods and practice.