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Angela Mashford-​Pringle PhD, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

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155 College St., Room 403 Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
AMP Lab Research, Cultural Safety, Many Lenses For Planetary Health
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health
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Associate Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health Director, Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health
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MPH* Degree Program
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?

Research Interests

  1. Indigenous health policy in Canada and the United States
  2. Criminal justice and Indigenous peoples
  3. Indigenous self-determination and self-governance – specifically in health systems
  4. Indigenous health and education
  5. Indigenous early childhood development and education
  6. Cultural Safety for non-Indigenous people
  7. Indigenous data sovereignty
  8. Indigenous food systems
  9. Indigenous land-based learning and pedagogies

Current Research Projects 2023 – for a fuller list see :

  • ON HOLD: Mamwi Gidaanjitoomin: Together We Change It  The Mamwi Gidaanjitoomin project aims to privilege Indigenous knowledges to address the devastating amount of freezing deaths that occur among people experiencing homelessness in the winter months. This project intends to provide low-barrier shelter for people experiencing homelessness in an urban setting while also increasing awareness of Indigenous cultures, structures, and ways of living. The project is composed of four aspects: knowledge transmission, shelter, social services, and garden creation, each providing unique opportunities for Indigenous peoples, people experiencing homelessness, and the general public.
  • Kijibashik: Turn It Around    The recently concluded National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2019) found that, in order for the cycle of criminalisation and over-incarceration to be broken, Indigenous communities must be given the capacity, resources, and support necessary to inform meaningful and sustainable programming that aids women in the transition from prison to society. This project has identified the mental, spiritual, physical, and relational implications of incarceration for Indigenous mothers using a community-based research methodology that centres the lived experience of previously incarcerated Indigenous mothers. In collaboration with these women, Elders, Healers, several key Indigenous organisations, and researchers, the knowledge generated will inform the development of programs and services that support Indigenous mothers transitioning out of prison from a gender-inclusive and community-led perspective.
  • New Respect Online Cultural Safety Training with Profession-Specific Modules: This project has been co-developed with the Indigenous Content Committee comprised of Elders, Senators and Knowledge Keepers to develop foundational courses leading to profession-specific modules. The first 3 professions will be nursing, educators (Kindergarten to post-secondary), and social service providers. We have begun a pilot with U of T faculty, staff and students in Factor-Inwash Faculty of Social Work, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and specific areas at Temerty Faculty of Medicine during 2022.
  • Akiikaa: Land Based Learning and Health and Well-being. This project provides land-based learning opportunities to learners at different stages of their learning journey to determine the impact that it has on the social, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well as examining the attitudes before and after learning with Elders and Knowledge Keepers with Land-As-Teacher.
  • KEEP2 – Working Indigenous organizations who work with previously incarcerated Indigenous peoples, we are co-developing a Guidance Council for Healing, providing care packages to organizations for Indigenous peoples who are released from incarceration, and we are recruiting previously incarcerated Indigenous men and 2 Spirited and LGBTQQIIA+ people to hear their stories about release and reintegration.
  • Indigenous Child Welfare: Dr. Amy Shawanda (Post-Doctoral Fellow at AMP Lab) is leading a group of scholars and Indigenous community members to hear the stories of Indigenous parents and caregivers who have had contact with child welfare/children’s aid.

Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle is an Algonquin (Timiskaming First Nation) Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mashford-Pringle is the Indigenous Health Lead for DLSPH and oversees the new Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellowship program here. Dr. Mashford-Pringle worked for over a decade at the federal government in Indigenous initiatives. Angela is the Director of the Master of Public Health – Indigenous Health program (MPH-IH),  and Founding Editor of the Turtle Island Journal on Indigenous Health (TIJIH). She works with Indigenous communities in urban and rural settings with issues related to Indigenous health including culture and cultural safety, language, land-based learning, climate action, and policy analysis and development. Dr. Mashford-Pringle enjoys finding connections in all the work she does. For more information on Dr. Mashford-Pringle, please visit the AMP Lab website.

If you are a graduate student or Indigenous community member interested in being a part of the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health (TIJIH), please take a look at the journal’s website: We are looking for volunteer graduate students, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Community members to work with the journal as part of the Core Team and Regional Teams across North America. You can also volunteer as a peer reviewer! Please contact me!

Dr. Mashford-Pringle teaches CHL5520 Indigenous Health as an intensive course (May 2022), and CHL5523 Indigenous Health and Social Policy, also an intensive course in June 2022.

If you are interested in working in the AMP Lab as a Research Assistant, Doctoral or Post-Doctoral student, or as a practicum placement, please email Dr. Mashford-Pringle.