Recruitment for STBBI focus groups – NCCID/NCCIH/University of Manitoba

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) out of the University of Manitoba, together with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), is conducting a research study on the impacts COVID-19 has had on Indigenous Peoples access to STBBI-related services and care. We hope the results of the study can lead to improved services for Indigenous peoples.

They are reaching out to service providers and policy makers across Canada who have been directly involved in delivering or overseeing STBBI-related health services to Indigenous peoples in Canada during the pandemic to see if they would be interested in participating in a focus group on their experiences in this area of work.

Two 90 minute virtual focus groups will be scheduled for May 3, 2022:

1) Service providers from 9:00 – 10:30 AM Pacific time

2) Policy makers from 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM Pacific time


All participants would be offered compensation for their time.

Names will not be used during the focus group, and the information shared will be kept confidential and will not be attributed back to any participant. Participation is voluntary.

If you are interested in participating in one of the focus groups, please email Katie-Sue Derejko, Research Associate (contact info below), to let her know which one and she will add you to the invite list, with further details to follow. If you have any questions, Katie-Sue can help.


Katie-Sue Derejko, Research Associate
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
University of Manitoba

[email protected]