Indigenous Peoples and the health care system: Exploring health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario
Renee Linklater - Director of Shkaabe Makwa for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Provincial System Support Program
Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
In recent decades, the health of Indigenous Peoples has been improving despite multiple issues regarding access and other impacts of the health care system. Join us as we explore this issue by highlighting health equity, discussing historical and current contexts, and exploring a discourse for ways in which clinicians can work to help improve their practice and care that will contribute to positive health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Ontario.
About the Presenter
Renee Linklater, PhD is a member of Rainy River First Nations in Northwestern Ontario. She has over 25 years of experience working with Indigenous healing agencies and First Nation communities. Renee has worked across the health and education sectors as a frontline worker, program evaluator, curriculum developer, educator/trainer, and researcher. She is an international speaker on trauma and healing and is the author of Decolonizing trauma work: Indigenous stories and strategies. Renee is the Director of Shkaabe Makwa for the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and is actively involved in several system level initiatives across the province.