Member, NCCID Advisory Board
Dr. Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, is an Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry with years of experience focused on the health and well-being of Indigenous children, families and communities. She is Vice-President of Aboriginal Health for the Northern Health Authority in British Columbia and Professor in both the First Nations Studies and Education programs at the University of Northern British Columbia. While her academic work crosses disciplines and sectors, she is particularly recognized regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally for her work in early childhood care and education of Indigenous children and public health.
Margo has served on numerous national and provincial federations, committees and assemblies, and has undertaken work with UNICEF, the United Nations, and the Canadian Reference Group to the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants. Margo received the Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2002 in recognition of her years of work to promote awareness and policy action on the rights and well-being of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, youth and families. In 2009, Margo received the Perry Shawana Child Care Award from the B.C. Aboriginal Child Care Society in recognition for her leadership and commitment to creating “quality” child care and early learning services for First Nations / Aboriginal children in British Columbia. Margo was also recognized in 2010 as the ‘Academic of the Year’ by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C. for her research contributions to the wider community. Most recently, she was honoured with the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education in 2011.