Christopher Fletcher holds an MSc and PhD in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal and was professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta before coming to Laval University in 2011, and joining the SP-POS team in 2014. Full Professor in the Department of social and preventative medicine at Laval University, he is also responsible for the First Nations and Inuit Doctors Training Program of Québec, a four-faculty collaboration that is increasing the number of indigenous physicians in the Province. He has also contributed to the development of the research and evaluation component of the Clinique Santé Pour Tous (SPOT), an outreach and educational initiative that brings primary healthcare services to difficult to reach people in five different locations throughout Quebec City.
A medical and ecological anthropologist, whose primary research focus for the past 20 years has been with northern Indigenous communities in Canada, his work examines the relationship between culture, place, and health. Recent projects are diverse, and include work on public interventions and discourse in northern impact assessment processes; the documentation of traditional plant medicines in community wellbeing efforts in Deline, NT; the provision of services to Inuit in urban centers, the social and cultural contexts, and meanings of health in aboriginal communities; and the health effects of housing transitions in Inuit regions. He is currently Principal Investigator on the CIHR-funded health survey of urban Inuit – a collaboration with the Southern Quebec Inuit Association — and co-lead of the Community Component of the Qanuilirpitaa? Nunavik regional health survey. Within each of his research areas, he is interested in the articulation of traditional, indigenous, and alternative research methods, tools, and dissemination strategies, with a specific focus on visual approaches.
1050, Chemin Sainte-Foy
Canada G1S 4L8
Cultural Safety as an Outcome of a Dynamic Relational Process: The Experience of Inuit in a Mainstream Residential Addiction Rehabilitation Centre in Southern CanadaJournal Article
Qual Health Res, 32 (6), 2022.
Development of rehabilitation services in an Inuit sociocultural context: challenges, strategies and considerations for the futureJournal Article
Int J Circumpolar Health, 81 (1), 2022.
Climate change and Indigenous mental health in the Circumpolar North: A systematic review to inform clinical practiceJournal Article
Transcult Psychiatry, 59 (3), 2022.
Conceptualisation and Operationalisation of a Holistic Indicator of Health for Older Inuit: Results of a Sequential Mixed-Methods ProjectJournal Article
Soc Indic Res, 155 (1), 2021.
Social housing construction and improvements in housing outcomes for Inuit in Northern CanadaJournal Article
Hous Stud, 36 (7), 2021.
Factors influencing the provision of care for Inuit in a mainstream residential addiction rehabilitation centre in Southern Canada, an instrumental case study into cultural safetyJournal Article
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy, 16 (1), 2021.
Overcrowding and sense of home in the Canadian ArcticJournal Article
Hous Stud, 35 (2), 2020.
Aging, Health and Place from the Perspective of Elders in an Inuit CommunityJournal Article
J Cross Cult Gerontol, 35 (2), 2020.
Relocating to a new or pre-existing social housing unit: significant health improvements for Inuit adults in Nunavik and NunavutJournal Article
Can J Public Health, 111 (1), 2020.
The social determinants of healthy ageing in the Canadian ArcticJournal Article
Int J Circumpolar Health, 78 (1), 2019.
- Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
- Chaire-Réseau Jeunesse: Les parcours vers l'autonomie et l'épanouissement des jeunes dans une société en transformation (Volet: jeunes issus des Premières Nations et jeunes Inuits), from 2018-04-01 to 2025-03-31
- Études/Inuit/Studies, from 2019-04-01 to 2024-03-31
- Pratiques informationnelles des personnes aînées au Québec en contexte de pandémie, from 2021-06-01 to 2023-05-31
- Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
- Ratikonhsatatie - 'the faces yet to come' - Network: Indigenous communities at the center of health research capacity development, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
- Tininnimiutait: Assessing the potential of local marine foods accessible from the shore to increase food security and sovereignty in Nunavik, from 2020-11-01 to 2024-12-31
- Transformer les modèles actuels pour favoriser la sécurisation culturelle des soins offerts aux patients autochtones: Co-développement d'un nouveau modèle d’intervenant avec trois communautés atikamekw, from 2019-10-01 to 2022-09-30
Recently finished projects
- Canadian Immunization Research Network: COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness, from 2020-09-01 to 2022-03-31
- How Indigenous communities in Quebec responded to COVID-19: A synthesis of community-level asset mobilization during the first wave of the pandemic, from 2021-03-01 to 2022-02-28
- Knowledge Network on Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods: Cross-Perspectives from the Circumpolar North and Melanesia/Australia (MinErAL), from 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31
- Mobilisation communautaire contre la Covid-19, from 2021-12-22 to 2022-03-31
- Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut, from 2019-04-01 to 2022-03-31
- Qanuilirpitaa? 2017, from 2018-04-01 to 2020-12-31
- Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, from 2017-04-01 to 2022-03-31
- Vaccination discourse seen in the Quebec Indigenous Community Asset Mobilisation (QICAM) database, from 2021-01-01 to 2021-07-01