Canada’s Largest Indigenous Health Conference Highlights Youth this December

Health care professionals play a critical role in advocating for the improved status of individuals, families, and communities. As these workers engage with different populations, they need the knowledge on the practices, health issues and barriers that may jeopardize optimal outcomes. The Indigenous Health Conference (IHC) provides one such forum.

The 4th biennial IHC will be held online from December 3-5, 2020 and will have a focus on youth mental health and cultivating youth as agents of change and future leaders in healthcare for Indigenous communities.

In this new digital format, participants will hear from some of the best academic minds and community partners working in Indigenous health. Speakers will include:

Michèle Audette, Commissioner, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Topic: Systematic racism

Pitta Irniq, Inuit Elder
Topic: Words of wisdom for youth

Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of CIHR, Institute of Indigenous People’s health
Topic: The importance of research in improving the lives of Indigenous peoples

In addition to hearing from knowledgeable and dynamic speakers, networking opportunities and a job fair promoting employment opportunities for health professionals nationally in Indigenous and underserved communities will also be part of the online experience.

Through creating dialogue with Indigenous health experts, policy makers and health care providers, this conference provides an opportunity to improve health care and advocacy for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Join us as we discuss the huge health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and explore potential solutions to reduce the gaps.

Learn more and register on the conference website.