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Assessing the impact of fly-in fly-out work on families and communities

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ᐄᔨᔨᐅᔨᒧᐎᓐ | IIYIYIUYIMUWIN
Joshua Loon explains the FIFO impact assessment study
August 18, 2022
Summary

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay announces an impact assessment study on the impact of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) on workers, families and Cree communities. 

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The impact assessment will:

  • identify the realities families experience when a family member is away for weeks or months at a time, working outside the community at a mine or other remote site. 
  • allow the Cree Health Board to identify ways to support workers, their families and extended families with programs, services and resources to ensure their quality of life.

During the next few months, the project team representing the CBHSSJB will visit several communities in Eeyou Istchee, as well as mining sites and Income Security Camps. During their visits, they will meet with workers and other community members including Elders to gather their input through surveys, focus groups and individual interviews.  

Would you like to participate in the impact assessment? 

Please follow this link to fill out our contact sheet and register as a participant. 

You will have the choice to complete the questionnaire online, in person (interview) or participate in a focus group in your community.

Kris Morrison discusses the study with Joshua Loon

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The findings will allow us to identify initiatives and provide services or programs to support the commuter, their families and extended families with resources to ensure their quality of life. 

Meet the project team

Kris Morrison

Kris Morrison 

Project Lead  

Kris is from Moose Factory, Ontario. He innovatively articulates his traditional and cultural ways of overall well-being to teach and listen to those he has the honour of meeting. His leadership skills and knowledge are used to encourage and make everyone in his presence feel welcome.  Kris believes that knowing who you are leads to success at being yourself and is the most important achievement for all peoples. Kris is the founder & CEO of the Indigenous Men's Alliance (IMA). 

Theya Quachegan

Tehya Quachegan 

Project Assistant  

Tehya Quachegan is Cree from Moose Factory. She grew up in Thunder Bay and currently lives in London, Ontario. Tehya is completing her undergraduate studies at Western University with an honours double major in Psychology and Indigenous Studies. She plans to continue her studies at Western with an MA in Media Studies to further research how resource extraction impacts Indigenous communities. Outside of school, Tehya sits on the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Oshkaatisak and Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Councils. 

Would you like to participate in the impact assessment? 

Please follow this link to fill out our contact sheet and register as a participant. 

You will have the choice to complete the questionnaire online, in person (interview) or participate in a focus group in your community.

Questions?

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