Danielle Bourque, bscn, RN.  

Danielle is from Beaver Lake Cree Nation, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta. Danielle sits on the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) Board of Directors as the Indigenous Health Advocacy Chair. She is pursuing her Masters in Nursing at McMaster University MN thesis-based program starting in the Fall of 2017.  CNF awarded Danielle the TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Award in 2014 and 2015 and the Northern Award in 2016.


Isabelle Wallace, bscn, rn. 

Isabelle Wallace is a Registered Nurse who graduated from the Université de Moncton in 2016. She is currently studying for her Master’s of Nursing at the University of Ottawa, while working for the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at Health Canada. CNF awarded the TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Scholarship to Isabelle in 2015. During her Bachelor in Nursing, she was a research assistant for the Aboriginal Health Scholar & Consulting, and was a core member of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association’s First Think Tank on Mentorship and Student Supports in Aboriginal Nursing Education. She was on the planning committee for the RNAO event: The Truth, The Legacy & Moving Healthcare Towards Reconciliation. She plans on devoting her career to the health and wellbeing of indigenous peoples.


Sharlene Webkamigad, BScN, RN

Sharlene is currently enrolled in her final year of the Masters of Arts program in Interdisciplinary Health at Laurentian University. Sharlene is contributing a great wealth of knowledge towards projects for First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), as well as her own project, which is centred on developing culturally appropriate health promotion materials.

As the 2015 ASRP/CNF/CCNA award recipient, Sharlene is conducting research to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people with dementia and their caregivers by addressing knowledge needs.

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP)/Canadian Nurses Foundation(CNF) Training Award supports a nurse research trainee working on a project that is a component of the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a collaborative research program focused on tackling the challenge of dementia and other neurodegenerative illnesses.