In partnership with Tides Canada and Dr. Shari Fox, SRDC is supporting the development of an evaluation framework for hunter and guardian programs in the Territories and Inuit Nunangat. Hunter and guardian programs have inherent value to Indigenous communities, and generate outcomes related to several components of societal wellbeing, including environmental stewardship, cultural revitalization, and food security; moreover, these benefits accrue across multiple levels – to individuals, communities, and government. Dr. Fox is a researcher who, along with Esa Qillaq, piloted a full-time hunter program in Clyde River, NU.
SRDC will work with Dr. Fox to build on her evaluation approach to identify and validate outcomes of interest, with key stakeholders across communities implementing hunter and guardian programs, and communicate these outcomes to wider audiences such as government and philanthropic funders. SRDC will also engage with key government and community stakeholders to co-develop a methodology to economically value the individual, community, societal, and ecological outcomes of hunter and guardianship programs.
Published: March 2020
Capability: Health Economics - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Employment - Employment Programs, Health - Population Health
Population: Indigenous Peoples