Urban Indigenous Forum II: Taking action against systemic racism in healthcare

On April 20, 2021, the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) hosted a follow-up forum to discuss how we can take action against systemic racism in Canada’s healthcare system. During the forum, we discussed how urban Indigenous people in Canada have legal and human rights to stay physically and culturally safe, healthy, and well, while accessing healthcare in Canada.

Key topics 
  • highlights from our first Forum and our Follow-up Report
  • an update from the Centre d'amitié autochtone de Lanaudiére and the new Indigenous-led Mirerimowin health clinic
  • roll-out of the SafeSpaces Networks project in BC
  • presentation on the success of the Aboriginal Patient Navigators Program and the need for widespread access to patient navigators coast-to-coast-to-coast
  • first-hand account of the essential work of a Jordan’s Principle Coordinator and how this program can improve access to healthcare for urban Indigenous peoples
  • discussion of legal options available when experiencing discrimination and barriers in access to justice

 This event will be simultaneously translated into French and English.

Resources

The following resources were mentioned during the forum:

Websites

PowerPoint Presentations