This report presents findings from a literature review on impact assessments in Indigenous contexts and proposes courses of action aimed at improving the practice of health impact assessment (HIA) in Indigenous contexts.
Impact assessments (IAs) are implemented in many countries including Canada. This document aims to identify the lessons learned from IAs for applying HIA in the Canadian context and to propose promising courses of action to improve HIA practice in Indigenous contexts. It is intended for public health authorities that wish to undertake an HIA in an Indigenous context in Canada, practitioners working in the field of impact assessment, and Indigenous organizations that wish to undertake or participate in impact assessments.
Impact Assessments in Indigenous Contexts: Promising Avenues for Reflection and Improvement for Health Impact Assessment