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OPHA Webinar - Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action: What are the implications for the public health sector in Ontario?

OPHA Webinar - Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action: What are the implications for the public health sector in Ontario?

What: Webinar
When: June 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM

First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples reside in every public health catchment area in Ontario, with the majority of people living off-reserve.  Regardless of where they live, FNMI peoples experience significant health inequalities as a result of historical and current racism, and that makes them a population of concern for every public health unit.  

This webinar explores the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and their implications for public health. This webinar is recommended for anyone at any level working in the Public Health Sector who is wanting to:   

  • Increase knowledge of the Calls to Action that especially pertain to the Public Health Sector
  • Increase knowledge of the implications of those Calls for Action for the Public Health Sector and in Public Health practice
  • Increase knowledge of activities that are responding to the Calls for Action

Julie Hill is a Public Health Nurse-Social Determinants of Health at the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services and an active member of the alPHa/OPHA Health Equity Workgroup.
Dr. Rosana Salvaterra is Medical Officer Of Health of the Peterborough County-City Health Unit. Dr. Salvaterra is a tireless advocate for health equity, both in her own community and at the provinicial level.  She is the co-chair of the alPHa/OPHA Health Equity Workgroup, and has been active with the Council of Chiefs in creating relationships and resources that will bring closer relationships between health units and their Indigenous communities.
Dr. Janet Smylie is a M├ętis family physician, researcher and faculty member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Through her work with Well Living House, Dr. Smylie’s goal is to ensure that every child born in Canada has the opportunity to live a full and healthy life. Dr. Smylie’s research bridges Indigenous knowledge systems and knowledge translation, public health knowledge, perinatal surveillance and Indigenous health information systems. She has forged and nurtured dozens of research partnerships with Indigenous communities and organizations around the world. Her 2015 discussion paper First Peoples, Second Class Treatment-The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and her research entitled Our Health Counts : Urban Aboriginal Health Database Project provide insights into Indigenous peoples health and their interaction with the Health Care System that have not been widely realized by non-Indigenous health practitioners. 

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