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Indigenous Health Working Group

About the Working Group

The Indigenous Health Working Group (IHWG) is a partnership between the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC), with members representing both organizations. The purpose of the IHWG is to work in partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations to enhance the health, well-being, and access to quality health care of Indigenous peoples by supporting education, practice, and family physician advocacy on behalf of family physicians and their patients.

Who we are

Co-chairs

Dr. Sarah Funnell, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Ottawa

Dr. Darlene Kitty, Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, Ontario

Members

Simon Brascoupé, Ontario

Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe, Alberta

Dr. Michael Green, Ontario

Dr. Ojistoh Horn, Quebec

Dr. Veronica McKinney, Saskatchewan

Dr. Amanda Sauvé, Ontario

Dr. Leah Seaman, British Columbia

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Arlen Keen, Manager, Health Policy and Government Relations

Artem Safarov, Director of Health Policy and Government Relations

Daniela Spagnuolo, Health Policy Analyst

Resources

Indigenous Health Working Group Terms (IHWG) of Reference

Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada
This IHWG Fact Sheet is a collaboration between the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, and provides a high-level summary of the role that systemic racism often plays in shaping the health care experiences of Indigenous patients in rural, remote, and urban Canadian settings; also identifies opportunities to address these pervasive and persistent inequalities.

Resources

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