Aboriginal Research Forum Closing Remarks with Robyn Blackadar
Ms. Robyn Blackadar was appointed President and CEO of the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (The Centre) in September, 2012. Prior to joining The Centre, Robyn held senior leadership roles in Alberta’s provincial and regional health service delivery system. Her career has also involved over 10 years of experience in the Alberta Government in the area of health and social policy development and analysis. Robyn holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, majoring in Psychology from the University of Calgary. The Centre exists to improve child well-being by conducting, funding and mobilizing research for evidence-informed policy and practice. A key initiative managed by The Centre has been the establishment of the Child and Youth Data Lab that uses linked, anonymous, government administrative data for policy relevant research with a focus on children and youth in Alberta.
Like other population-level crises and disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic will have short- and long-term impacts on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals and