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Sixth Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society & the First Conference of the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health


Program at a glance (PDF) -- Note: The Program at a glance is currently a draft edition. We reserve the right to edit as required.

Conference Brochure (PDF)


At this conference, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Rural Health Research Society and the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health, participants will be able to learn about and discuss recent research results, research approaches and policy frameworks with others who are interested in the health and well-being of those who live and work in rural and northern communities.

  • To share new knowledge derived from research specific to rural and northern circumpolar health.
  • To explore partnerships designed to create new interdisciplinary research teams.
  • To participate in the development of knowledge translation networks designed to improve the health of people living in rural and northern circumpolar regions.

Researchers, decision makers, practitioners, educators, community members and others interested in circumpolar, northern and rural health are invited to attend.

Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health
Organized in 1984, the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH) is a non-governmental organization and one of the adhering bodies of the International Union for Circumpolar Health. The mission of CSCH is to promote research, exchange knowledge and foster a greater awareness and response to the health issues of circumpolar people.

Canadian Rural Health Research Society
The Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS) is an organization of researchers and their community partners. The mission of CRHRS is to facilitate research and knowledge translation aimed at understanding and promoting the health of people living in rural and remote Canada.

Collaborating Partner: Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)



When booking accommodation in one of these hotels, please identify yourself as being with the CANADIAN RURAL HEALTH RESEARCH SOCIETY to receive conference rates.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
1, rue des Carrièrs
Québec, QC G1R 4P5
Telephone: (418) 692-3861 or 1-800-441-1414
Fairmont category (single/double occupancy) $ 169.00* Cdn

Hôtel Clarendon
57, rue Ste-Anne
Québec, QC G1R 3X4
Telephone: (418) 692-2480 or 1-888 554-6001
Standard (single/double occupancy) $ 119.00* Cdn
*Cut-off date for booking at these rates is September 26th, 2005.


A valid passport or internationally recognized travel document is required to enter Canada. For some countries, visa processing may take time, so it is advisable to apply for a Canadian visa well in advance.

This office will issue an Invitation Letter to international participants who wish to obtain visa entry to Canada only after receiving a $25.00 Cdn fee for processing and mailing. Cheques/money orders are payable to the University of Saskatchewan.


  • Join the 4 million visitors per year and come discover why Québec City has been ranked 16th among the world’s destination cities (Condé.Nast Traveler, 1997).
  • Founded in 1608, Quebec is the second oldest city and the cradle of French civilization in North America. It is the only walled city north of Mexico.
  • Québec City with a population of 600,000, 95% of whom are French speaking, has more gourmet restaurants per capita than any other city on the continent. It offers all the excitement of big city living plus all the exhilaration of nature just minutes from the city’s centre.