Event: Indigenous and Black Peoples public health gathering
The gathering is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health with the support of the Canadian Public Health Association and the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program.
This event will take place in English.
Join us for a gathering of Indigenous and Black public health practitioners and researchers at Public Health 2019.
Public Health 2019 Indigenous and Black Peoples public health gathering
Note: Registration is required for this free event. PH 2019 registration is not required.
This gathering will provide an exclusive, safe space for Indigenous and Black Peoples to speak their realities, share their expertise, hopes and aspirations and create opportunities for solidarity and support.
More public health organizations are making a concerted effort to address the impact of racism on health and well-being.
- organizational responses are being developed on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and Calls to Action;
- the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety training program has provided training on anti-Indigenous racism to over 80,000 people working in health and social services nationally;
- the National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) have published resources on racism as a key structural determinant of health;
- the Ontario Public Health Standards Health Equity Guidelines call on boards of health to adopt cultural safety, anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches; and
- the Canadian Public Health Association released a position statement on public health and racism calling on public health organizations to address the impact of racism in their work on the health of Canadians.
Indigenous and Black practitioners have identified the need for knowledge exchange, support, and network development that speaks to their unique experiences of settler colonialism or anti-Blackness in the context of public health practice. This gathering will provide a forum for open discussion responsive to the needs of participants.
- Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, NCCDH
- Erika Pulfer, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program
- Nancy Laliberte
For more information please contact Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, senior knowledge translation specialist (email@example.com).
- Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc
Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist
Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.firstname.lastname@example.org