DPRA Canada understands that the overall health and well-being of a community is shaped by a complex set of interrelated factors, often referred to as the social determinants of health. These factors can act both positively and negatively on physical, mental, cultural, emotional and spiritual health. Our approach to applied health and social research, including mental health, is based on employing sound and principled research methods and practices. Our team has strong academic credentials and extensive “on the ground” experience working with communities across Canada and internationally. We often work with Indigenous and Northern populations and the health and social services organizations that serve them. DPRA Canada recognizes that in order to effectively address the needs of people, it is essential that we understand local realities. It is through this knowledge and rigorous research that DPRA Canada can work collaboratively with clients to help create comprehensive and sustainable systems of care that support and enhance community well-being.