Tl’azt’en Learning Circle: Information Technology, Health and Cultural Preservation

  • Sandra Jarvis-Selinger
  • Kendall Ho
  • Helen Novak Lauscher
  • Brandi Bell
Keywords: Access, Community Information, Learning

Abstract

A Community Learning Centre (CLC) is an innovative model of delivering health care and health information based firmly on the idea of community engagement. It has two interrelated components: 1) a community-based facility with Internet-linked computers accessible to all community members; and 2) community developed web-based resources relevant to community defined needs and priorities. This article describes a pilot CLC implementation in a remote British Columbia First Nations community. A CLC supports the acquisition of health information as well as research and technology skills by facilitating access to, and uptake of, relevant resources developed by and for community members.
Published
2009-04-24
How to Cite
Jarvis-Selinger, S., Ho, K., Novak Lauscher, H., & Bell, B. (2009). Tl’azt’en Learning Circle: Information Technology, Health and Cultural Preservation. The Journal of Community Informatics, 4(3). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/401
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Articles