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COVID-19 Conversation Series: Recovery and regeneration in the face of overlapping crises

The events took place in English with English-language closed captioning and simultaneous interpretation in French. 

Access the whole series by clicking on the 'Playlist' button in the top right corner. 


As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, it continues to follow and amplify lines of existing inequities. To support equity-informed recovery and regeneration, the NCCDH is hosting a third series of community conversations. Building on the first two series, these conversations will provide an opportunity for the public health field to support an equity-informed recovery.  

  • What does recovery and regeneration in 2022 look like for you? 
  • What does it look like for your community, your organization, and your family?
  • How do we do start to envision recovery, regeneration, and public health roles that support an equity approach?  


In this conversation series we will explore:

  • Listening
  • Leading
  • Recognizing systems of power
  • Ways in which courage and hope are fostered for equitable, regenerative public health systems

The conversations will create space for collective healing and recovery. Each conversation will feature invited speakers who will be asked to respond to several initial questions. The moderated session will provide an opportunity for the speakers to engage with each other and with the audience. The final 30 minutes will be a small group discussion. In this way, the conversations will connect practitioners with each other, and provide an opportunity to share experiences, resources, questions, and solutions-focused ideas. Together, we will explore what we can do to build a more equitable, better future for all. 

This series builds on 2 previous COVID-19 and Equity conversations series hosted by the NCCDH (Health equity, determinants of health and COVID-19, From Risk to Resilience) and is an opportunity for public health professionals, community health leaders, community members, researchers and decision-makers to build our collective capacity to act while recovering from COVID-19, and to respond to other emergent or current crises.


Conversations in this Series 

Conversations will be held monthly, join us for one or for all sessions:

Part 1: LISTENING DEEPLY | Wed March 16th, 12:00-13:30 ET

Part 2: LEADING AND LEVERS | Wed April 20th, 12:00-13:30 ET

Part 3: RECOGNIZING POWER | Wed May 11th, 12:00-13:30 ET 

Part 4: DISCOVERING COURAGE | Wed June 8th, 12:00-13:30 ET 

Part 5: FINDING HOPE | Wed June 22nd, 12:00-13:30 ET



Claire Betker
Dr. Claire Betker,
Scientific Director, NCCDH
  • Presenters:
  • Claire Betker
    Claire Betker

    Claire Betker, RN, MN, CCHN(C), PHD

    Scientific Director

    Claire is a registered nurse and, since March 2019, has been the NCCDH’s scientific director. Prior to coming to the NCCDH, Claire was the Executive Director of the Population and Public Health Branch with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Her career has included roles in rural and urban public health, home health, primary health care, a regional health authority and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as previously serving as a senior knowledge translation specialist with the NCCDH. Claire is a past president of the Canadian Nurses Association and of the Community Health Nurses of Canada. Her PhD work focused on the capacity for public health leadership to advance health equity, a knowledge base that informs her contributions to the NCCDH, the public health field and community. Claire brings a wealth of expertise, rich networks, and a passion to translate knowledge and evidence, especially to position public health to advance health equity.

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