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• University of Regina/SCPOR Trainee call
• Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC) Training Course
• Realizing Indigenous Rights & Responsibilities in Research (RIRRR) Training Course
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• Story: Long Term Care POR
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• SHRF Funding Opportunity
• Picker Gold Challenge Grant
• 2021 KT Virtual Scientific Meeting
• OSSU POR Training
• Community Engagement Webinar
• Stigma, Fear & Misinformation Study
  SCPOR's Patient Engagement Platform is moving!

SCPOR’s Patient Engagement platform is moving to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). It’s part of a larger plan to ensure a sustainable future for patient engagement in Saskatchewan health research. The SHA is committed to patient and family centred care, and our move will allow us to work side by side and focus on incorporating best practices and aligning our polices. The move will also allow us to expand the opportunities available to Patient Partners, while we continue to provide the level of service and support you’ve come to know!

During our transition from our current location at Saskatchewan Health Quality Council to the SHA, our contact information will remain the same. You can continue to reach us at or Visit our website to keep up to date with transition information. 

  Recording: Understanding Learning Health Systems  

The first webinar in SCPOR's LHS Series of workshops focused on creating an understanding of Learning Health Systems (LHS) provided a wealth of information. Didn't get a chance to attend? No problem! Check out the recording of the session where you'll learn from the experiences of Dr. Gary Groot and Dr. Jenny Basran. Click here to view

  PRCS: matching Patients with Research Projects

Are you interested in participating in patient-oriented research? Visit the Patient & Researcher Connection Site (P&RCS), which connects patients and their families with research teams to help advance patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan. 

Are you a researcher looking to engage Patient Partners or find patient participants for your study? Visit today and learn how the P&RCS can help! Click and connect today.
There are currently several opportunities available for patients looking for new opportunities to share their lived-experience and expertise. Click on the links below for additional details.

  New Trainee Funding Opportunity

The University of Regina and SCPOR are pleased to announce an opportunity to apply for matching trainee funding. The purpose of these awards are to provide support to Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students, and to faculty supervisors from the University of Regina who demonstrate a passion for patient-oriented research. Click here to learn more.

Apply here by April 24, 2021. 

  Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) are pleased to offer training modules for researchers and their teams seeking to engage Indigenous communities in research.

BRRIC is offered each month with registration opening early in the month. Visit to find upcoming events, or click here to register for the April 29, 2021 session!

  Realizing Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities in Research 

Realizing Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities in Research (RIRRR) aims to educate, inform, and promote Indigenous self-determination when engaging with researchers and research projects from outside of the community.  

RIRRR is currently being offered online via Zoom in approximately four-hour sessions. There is no cost to attend. Click here for more information or contact contact John Carriere, Community Engagement Facilitator. 

 New Story: The Meaningfulness of Relationships in Long-Term Care Patient-Oriented Research

Relationships play a significant role in patient-oriented research. Whether it is the relationship between research team members, with participants or even with the research itself, different relationships provide different perspectives. What Roslyn Compton and her team have learned while researching in long-term care in Saskatchewan is that relationships are at the core of everything they do, and that by focusing on the dynamics each relationship brings to the team, they are able to learn more and achieve more meaning in their work. Click here to read the full story.

The following video was produced by the SK LTC Network in partnership with SPA-LTC, 2021. The SK LTC Network is a group of family members, researchers, clinicians, and trainees that contribute evidence- and experience- informed strategies to support long-term care stakeholders.

Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care ( is an approach that emphasizes quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses living in long-term care. This approach emphasizes strong resident, family, and staff communication about the needs of the whole person.

SK LTC Network and SPA-LTC worked in partnership to produce this video as a reminder of the significance of family relationships to health and wellbeing. We share the belief that fostering strong resident, family, staff, and decision-maker relationships is integral to the pandemic response and recovery process. Click here to see the video. 

  SHRF Funding Opportunity

Do you have an idea to share research knowledge and connect with communities, healthcare systems, government, etc.? Our Research Connections funding opportunity is for you and the deadline has been extended! Click to learn more.

  Picker Gold Challenge Grants

The Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training  are open to Canadians in CFPC/RCPSC postgraduate training programs. Click here for more information.

  2021 KT Canada Virtual Scientific Meeting

The 2021 KT Canada Virtual Scientific Meeting on May 5-7, 2021 will feature the theme: Developing and evaluating KT interventions for a complex health system. Click here for more information and register here.

  OSSU: POR Training & Learning

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) is offering a free online training program to build capacity among Patient Partners, clinicians, policy makers, and researchers in the conduct and use of patient-oriented primary health care research. Click to learn more.

  Newfoundland and Labrador SUPPORT Unit 

May 12, 2021 Webinar: Community Engagement in Indigenous Health Research: Learn about the facilitators and barriers to meaningful and effective community engagement in an Indigenous health research project Click here for additional details and to register.

  Stigma, fear and misinformation study
If you or someone you know are interested in participating in a research study with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital on how stigma, fear and misinformation spreads during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here for additional information
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