Hamilton was selected as the site for the First Nations Urban Aboriginal Health study because of its large Aboriginal population, organizational infrastructure and its well-developed leadership who were willing to collaborate of the research study.

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

The DAHC provides primary care, traditional healing, and health promotion programs to nearly 6000 Aboriginal people living in Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario. Its mission is "improving the wellness of Aboriginal individuals and the community by providing services that respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs".

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Hamilton Executive Directors Aboriginal Coalition (HEDAC)

The Hamilton Executive Directors' Aboriginal Coalition Inc. is a team of Aboriginal Services Organizations responsible to oversee the implementation of the Urban Aboriginal Community Plan in Hamilton. HEDAC advocates for inter-agency and inter-community networking, communications, sharing, and working together to address issues of mutual interest and / or concern.