Jeffrey Ansloos

Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos is Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor in Indigenous Health and Social Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He also chairs the Indigenous Education Network, an educational forum which convenes ongoing public scholarship, organizes progressive social action and promotes positive change for Indigenous communities across Canada. Dr. Ansloos’ research focuses on social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental dimensions of health, as well examines community-based and systems-level change processes needed to advance social and health equity within Canada, with a particular focus on Indigenous rights. Dr. Ansloos also researches the role of emergent technologies at the intersection of community mobilization and social change.  He is a fellow of the United Nations–Alliance of Civilizations, which promotes intercultural dialogue and cooperation in the areas of education, youth, migration, media and women’s rights. Dr. Ansloos serves on a number of non-profit and community boards, and is a policy advisor with various branches of federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as First Nations governments. Dr. Ansloos is Nehiyaw (Cree) and is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation (Ochekwi-Sipi; Treaty 5).