Webinar: Indigenous Peoples and the health care system: Exploring health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario

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UPDATE: Please note that this webinar has been postponed and will be held on Wednesday, June 26, from 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Indigenous Peoples and the health care system: Exploring health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario

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.

UPDATED Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 12:00-12:30 pm

The webinar is suitable for those who have a basic understanding of the HEIA tool. If HEIA is new to you, watch this short video to get a basic introduction.

Please also visit the HEIA Community of Interest website for more information.

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 Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach 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.

About the Organization

Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach (AEO) plays a key role in connecting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across the province with a focus on:

  • Building relationships and collaborative partnerships;
  • Providing training to support workforce development;
  • Advancing culturally relevant systems initiatives; and
  • Improving practice through research and knowledge exchange.


Located within the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP), AEO collaborates with many programs and initiatives across CAMH to develop and deliver training, coordinate knowledge exchange events and webinars, serve as a resource for research projects, and support Aboriginal engagement.

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