The inaugural Indigenous Health Conference (IHC) was founded in 2014 by Dr. Anna Banerji with a dedicated conference committee from First Nations, Métis and Inuit with backgrounds or with extensive experience working with Indigenous populations coming from medicine, nursing, allied health backgrounds or with lived experience.
The goal of this inter-disciplinary conference is to enhance the number and increase the cultural safety of health care providers who currently work with or wish to work with Indigenous populations in the future. The ultimate goal would be to improve the health outcomes and access for Indigenous peoples across Canada.
This year we have outstanding speakers some of them include: Dr. Cindy Blackstock and her determination for equity for children in the fostercare system. Dr. Simon Brascoupe, a former CEO of National Aboriginal Health Commission will enlighten us on land-based healing. Dr. Barry Lavallee, CEO of Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc, will discuss racism and its impact on Indigenous Health.
Welcome to IHC2023, the largest Indigenous health meeting in Canada. Whether you are just starting your journey or have lived experience with Indigenous communities, this conference will deepen your understanding of critical issues in Indigenous Health. As this conference is mostly told through the voices of Indigenous peoples, you will understand the history of Canada through an Indigenous lens, have opportunities to celebrate Indigenous successes, and work together to improve health outcomes for Indigenous peoples. IHC2023 has a broad range of topics from mental health, infectious /chronic disease to traditional healing. The meeting will discuss the challenges and successes faced by Indigenous leadership in recovering from the COVID-19 era.
The call for abstracts for workshops, oral and poster presentations will give you opportunity to highlight the work that you and your partners are doing to advance Indigenous health. You will hear about the latest research studies, hear the wisdom from Indigenous elders and knowledge keepers, and profile successes Indigenous communities. Through the job fair, you can link up with health recruiters from across Canada to find that perfect job.