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Child Welfare and Indigenous Tourism Research

Collaborating with unlikely partners in building healthier communities that thrive.

In January of 2019, Social Root Consulting had the privilege of presenting preliminary research on exploring the intersection of child welfare and Indigenous tourism in Canada at the Tourism4SGD Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.  This project is an extension of the research presented at the conference. 

The Indigenous tourism sector is one of the fastest growing sectors within tourism, while at the same time, Indigenous children are overrepresented in the child welfare system as a result of the impacts of Canada's colonial history. 



How do we tackle these challenging social issues? 

We believe that innovative partnerships with unlikely partners can lead to positive changes. A partnership grounded in respect and reciprocation such as collaboration between the Indigenous tourism and the child welfare system can lead to  changes that can support a better future for children. 

Why does this matter?

The Indigenous tourism sector is growing rapidly and as a result, there are potential risks as well as benefits that can impact children.  Through Indigenous tourism's focus on holistically developing the community, the benefits of tourism can be used to ensure that children are safe and thriving. 


With Johnny Edmonds of the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance at the Tourism4SDGs Conference in 2019. 

Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals adopted by all United NationsMember States in 2015.  They are a roadmap towards a more prosperous and peaceful future for people and the planet.  

Our research on child welfare and Indigenous tourism directly contributes to SDG 17 - Partnership for the Goals. In order to tackle some of the most challenging global and national issues, we need to think innovatively and seek unlikely partnerships to develop meaningful partnerships that can create positive changes. 

Social Root Consulting incorporates the SDGs as a framework in our projects and work with organizations and the community. 

Are you curious in learning more about how your business or organization's work can align with the SDGs? Email us now to inquire about personalized one-on-one planning session to explore how the great work you are doing can connect to the SDGs. 


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