Danielle Koop BN, RN (she/her)

Northern and Rural Substance Use Care

Whitehorse, Yukon

Danielle Koop is trained as a primary care nurse and has extensive experience working in Indigenous communities of Northern Canada in the primary care setting. Danielle identifies as a cis-gender White woman and uninvited settler who benefits from living on the self-governing land of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwach'an Council.

She is motivated to reduce social and health inequities and improve health-related experiences for individuals and communities. She aims to always provide a collaborative, holistic and thorough approach to healthcare that expands colonial definitions and concepts of physical health. Her interventions and support provided are rooted in decolonial, and stigma/shame reducing frameworks and value systems.

Danielle thrives working with community members and individuals to navigate a barrier ridden health care system and aims to center these voices and experiences in moving towards systemic change. Working predominantly at the intersections of substance use, harm reduction, and stigma and she has seen the true healers to be access to culture, land, and community and centers her work in this. 

Recent highlights of Danielle’s work include collaborating to design a program and develop a program implementation plan and budget for a community-based, low-barrier mobile withdrawal management program with a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate, and relational approach. This involved supporting the client partner to secure $1.3M in funding and supporting the team in implementation as needed. She also recently completed the Addiction Nursing Fellowship with the BC Centre on Substance Use including performing an environmental scan on Virtual Health Care services for substance use and mental health.

 Services offered:

  • Clinical and education program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Clinical advising
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Northern and rural implementation planning