Brown receives funding from CFN

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Dr. Cara Brown

Dr. Cara Brown recently received $84, 614 from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), for her initiative Addressing Frailty with Community-Directed Physical Activity Programs in Manitoban First Nations Communities.

“The support from the Canadian Frailty network will help to propel an already existing partnership between the College of Rehabilitation Sciences and Manitoba First Nations communities towards improving culturally relevant care for First Nations elders,” Brown said in a release from CFN. The partnership is named Kiga mamo anokimin onji minoayawin – which translated from Ojibway means ‘We will work together for health and wellness’ with the goal to bring the college’s services to the community based on their self-identified needs.”

The project was among three that received funding in a June 21 announcement from CFN. Each has been designed with and for the communities where they will be implemented and are essential to reducing frailty and improving quality of life for Indigenous elders.

“The top initiatives were all co-created or co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members and the funded teams – this was a strict criterion,” said Dr. John Muscedere, scientific director and CEO, Canadian Frailty Network.

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