Candace Lind

Dr. Candace Lind


Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.4627


Office: PF122E

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Lynda Sea, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.471-9762
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing


Educational Background

Post Doctoral Fellowship University of Ottawa, 2007

PhD Nursing, University of Calgary, 2006

MN Nursing, University of Calgary, 1991

BN Nursing, University of Calgary, 1988


Candace’s program of research focuses on child and adolescent health promotion and encompasses research that is relationship-based, builds research capacity in non-academic researchers, informs interprofessional practice and policy development, and addresses the ways in which adolescents are conceptualized in society. Her work is informed by the attributes of social justice and the social determinants of health and she is particularly interested in strengths-building health promoting approaches to research. Her mission is to help create a healthier world for children and adolescents and improve their health outcomes (e.g. social, mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, cultural) through individual, community, systems and societal change.


Areas of Research

Determinants of Health
Mental Health

Adolescent mental health promotion, partnerships with adolescents, transitions to adulthood, community development, socio-ecological determinants of health, school health, public health, social justice, capacity-building and strengths-based approaches.

  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Participatory action research
  • Hermeneutics
  • Appreciative inquiry

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Health promotion. Louise Ruby Baptiste; Candace Yvonne Lind. Pearson Canada. 137-167. (2019)
  • Social justice and equity for health promotion. Claire Betker; Candace Yvonne Lind; Melanie Lind-Kosten. Wolters Kluwer. 127-139. (2017)