How We Can Help

Assistance with grant and report writing and knowledge translation, and financial management of research funds

Developing research proposals is time consuming, and the health research environment in Canada is very competitive. To assist researchers and community partners with this, SK-NEIHR provides hands-on assistance with writing and research administration, including: mentorship and workshops to assist people in developing and submitting grant applications; assistance in reviewing grant proposals, preparing CVs for researchers and community partners, developing budgets, timelines, governance and logic models, and other attachments; and help using online grant submission systems such as CIHR’s ResearchNet. THe SK NEIHR can also provide some guidance and support with communications and knowledge translation materials and activities to share research findings.

Financial management of research funds is another complex area in which both researchers and community partners need support. For more than two decades, Indigenous peoples across Canada have worked to have greater control over research and data governance, including management of research funding. The SK-NEIHR is currently developing processes to make the financial management of research funds much more accessible to Indigenous community partners, while ensuring they are not overburdened with administrative processes.

Research assistants to work in communities, conducting projects and collecting data

When designing the nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR), it was clear that research teams are faced with a shortage of experienced Indigenous research assistants who are trained in mixed-methods data collection, analysis and knowledge translation methods. While many teams want to employ local people, there may not be anyone local with these skills available. The nātawihowin and mamawiikikayaahk Research Networks (SK-NEIHR) will be developing a pool of trained research assistants that research teams can hire for their projects, to travel to communities and collect data, and assist with analysis, on a cost-recovery basis. Research assistants will be able to mentor researchers and students in understanding community protocols and best practices for successful research development and data collection.

For more information on any of these services, please contact us.

Workshops, seminars and training in community-based research methods

Learn from leading Indigenous health experts working in communities and community-based organizations, with local Indigenous governing organizations and researchers. We offer a variety of training opportunities, including:

  • Hosting and co-hosting webinars on issues in Indigenous health research. Visit the [NEIHR NCC webinar page] to watch webinars we have hosted, and see announcements about upcoming webinars
  • We hosting an annual Indigenous health research gathering. Check out our archives to view past gatherings [archives]
  • Providing hands-on training in preparing and submitting grant applications, including elements like preparing CVs, budgets, letters of support and attachments
  • Helped facilitate the former Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentoship's Annual Gathering

nātawihowin & mamawiikikayaahk Network's resources


Here's where you can find past news, events, acheivements and webinars. These show the previous acheivements and functionings of the network. They also represent a model for future work. Be sure to keep up to check in on this section as the nātawihowin and mamawiikikiyaahk network continue to develop relationships with communities across Saskatchewan. Click here to be taken directly to our archive [archives].

Member Database

This is our [Member Database]here you’ll find a database of members in our network searchable by research area. The goal of this database is to facilitate research relationships in Indigenous health, wellness, and community-based research. If you’d like to connect with a member or organization, please use the portal to search for their information in the [Member Database]


Online Courses

Self-directed, online courses from Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education in Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan

This course is intended for health services staff who are not medically trained, as well as students interested in or already engaged in health science education. Enhance your ability to understand Indigenous history and culture, and communicate in a better way.
This course is suitable for health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, clinicians, physical therapists, etc.) who directly support indigenous people as part of their patient population. Enrollment is open to health care practitioners across Canada.