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Workshops: Shifting towards a culture of racial equity in the Ontario public health system

This series is available in English only.

The NCCDH is offering a series of Ontario-based, English-language workshops through the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) project.

These in-person events will help participants better understand how to apply the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards and the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018 (Guideline) through a racial health equity lens.

The Ontario-based workshops will be held in five locations across Ontario. Click on the location to obtain more details about the event.

To learn about the on-demand webinars in this series, click here.

 

Using a racial equity lens in public health

Racism influences how opportunities for health and well-being are distributed. Given the existence of social and racial health inequities, it is imperative that public health adopt anti-racist approaches to understand and transform views, practices and policies at the root of racial discrimination.

The Guideline requires public health to apply anti-racist, anti-oppressive and culturally safe approaches to address health inequities. These workshops will present the pathways to racial health inequities, identify racism as a public health issue and identify strategies for developing a decolonial and anti-racist public health practice.

Participants will have a chance to dive deeper into the Guideline and develop skills around:

  • using race-related research in public health;
  • designing interventions to reduce racialized health inequities;
  • building partnerships for racial equity; and
  • developing policies to address racism.

Speakers

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh,
Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Rebecca Cheff,
Researcher, Wellesley Institute


Related NCCDH resources

Let’s Talk: Racism and health equity (2017) Key public health resources for anti-racism action: A curated list (2018) Learning from Practice: Advocacy for health equity - Environmental racism (2017)

 

Workshop locations

London, Ontario

February 7, 2019
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. (ET)

Location:
BMO Centre
295 Rectory Street
London, ON N5Z 2A7

This event will be jointly hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

Click here to register.

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Ottawa, Ontario

March 5, 2019
 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (ET)

Location:
Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 0C4

This event will be jointly hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Ottawa Public Health (OPH).

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Peterborough, Ontario

February 21, 2019
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. (ET)

Location:
Peterborough Public Health
185 King Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8

This event will be jointly hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Peterborough Public Health (PPH).

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Sudbury, Ontario

March 1, 2019
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. (ET)

Location:
Quality Inn & Conference Centre
390 Elgin Street South
Sudbury, Ontario, P3B 1B1

This event will be jointly hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Public Health Sudbury & Districts (PHSD).

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Toronto, Ontario

March 26, 2019
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. (ET)

Location:
YWCA Toronto
87 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

This event will be jointly hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the Wellesley Institute.

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  • Presenters:
  • Rebecca Cheff, 
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    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.

    seyoh@stfx.ca
  • Janet Dawson
    Janet Dawson

    Janet Dawson, MSc

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Janet has a Master of Science (Health Promotion) from the University of Alberta. For several years, Janet has worked as a Health Promoter for Peterborough Public Health (PPH). While at PPH, Janet coordinated the healthy public policy activities, developed partnership approaches for collaborating with local governments, and coordinated strategies to address healthy built and natural environments. In addition to this, Janet is also an instructor for the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health where she teaches about the social determinants of health. 

    Janet’s current work focus is the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) project.

    jadawson@stfx.ca

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