Indigenous Health Conference 2023

Rekindling Nations

FEBRUARY 2-4, 2023

We welcome you to the largest national Indigenous health meeting in Canada. This interdisciplinary conference will be virtual in 2023, with a goal to have an in-person conference in 2024/25.

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ABOUT US

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.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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.

CONFERENCE THEME

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.

WHY JOIN THE CONFERENCE?

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.

This program will be accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The College of Family Physicians of Canada – American Medical Association for approximately 17 credits.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Cindy Blackstock

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Executive Director

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Dr. Barry Lavallee

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin (KIM) Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

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Simon Brascoupé

First Nations Education Administrators Association

Senior Vice-President Education, Communications and Services

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Natan Obed

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

President

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Ellen Blais

Association of Indigenous Midwifery

Director, Indigenous Midwifery

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Marilee Nowgesic

Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association

Chief Executive Officer

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