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An Example of Community Partnership between the Métis Nation of Ontario and a University Research Team

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Title: An Example of Community Partnership between the Métis Nation of Ontario and a University Research Team
Author: Koorn, K.; Harrison, E.; Gravelle, M.; Tindale, J.; Norris, J.; Thériault, É.; Pigeau, L.; MacQuarrie, J.
Abstract: Researchers from the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University (Family Gambling team), were mid-way in an intergenerational gambling research project and had a Year 3 goal of recruiting an ethnically diverse sample. They needed more respondents and more in-depth responses. Through a research team contact, they contacted the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). The MNO was very interested in collaborating, as they have a mandate to conduct high-quality research with a Métis focus. The project also aligned with MNO’s Aboriginal Responsible Gambling initiative and offered capacity-building opportunities. MNO was likewise attracted by the chance of developing a research project that would rest upon province-wide community engagement. Even with two willing parties, almost a year transpired before a final Letter of Agreement was signed. This poster will relate the process of negotiating the Letter of Agreement. The eventual partners engaged in meetings, writing letters of interest, employed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research template, had discussions about methods and extensive discussions about write-up of results and knowledge transfer/ mobilization. Other issues relating to time to complete tasks, the relationship with the funder, and changing staff will also be discussed. This has been a very rewarding experience for both groups, and now that a formal relationship has been established, the Family Gambling team and the MNO look forward to collaborating on future research projects.
Description: This collection of 52 posters was presented at the Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. This event was designed to highlight community-university partnerships for research and other purposes from across the university and community at a one-day event held at the Quebec Street Mall in the City of Guelph, Ontario. The website for the event and all resources is
Date: 2011-03-01
March 1, 2

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