• Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern BC

    Registration is now open for the July session of ‘Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern BC’, a home-based creative experience for youth who are interested in arts and culture in wellness or who may be interested in pursuing careers in a health…

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  • Proudly Celebrating a 5-Year Partnership Grant

    HARC Research Director and UNBC faculty member, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, along with Dr. Margo Greenwood, UNBC faculty and VP of Indigenous Health at Northern Health, lead a five-year research project to further enhance Indigenous health and a culturally safe and humble healthcare climate in…

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  • Front Lines: Portraits of Caregivers in Northern British Columbia

    The covers of this book hold the engaging accounts of 44 nurses, physicians, traditional healers, midwives, social workers, opticians, and pharmacists woven together by northern writer and poet Sarah de Leeuw. Photographs by Tim Swanky.

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  • HARC Art Worksheets

    The Health Arts Research Centre is pleased to provide an array of easy-to-use art worksheets for use with groups of all ages, of different sizes and of diverse art abilities. Art worksheets are organized based on activities related to movement, theatre, photography, visual art or words.

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  • New Book – Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada

    We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada’ which can be purchased at your local independent bookstore or from the Canadian Scholars’ Press. All proceeds go to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

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Our Story

With the highest rates of premature mortality at 3.71/1000 people, the Northern Health Authority has the lowest health status in BC. The 2009 Report of the BC Provincial Health Officer documents deep inequalities between Aboriginal…

Who We Are

We are a group of learners, researchers and collaborators from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and experience who are interested in synergistic and creative ways to interrogate the determinants of health disparities in the north and to…

Recent Work

Recent, current and ongoing activities, initiatives and projects exploring the relationships between creative expression, the arts, health and healing in the north. Through our works, HARC, our partners and collaborators strive to create and sustain…