Inter-professional Indigenous Health Education Session #3 - Working Together in Health Systems Leadership


Start 13 May, 2020, 1 PM

End 4 PM


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Contact Info

For any questions, please email Alex Lee

Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 22340



Information about the Session (Please note that this session will be hosted online):

Session Three:
Time: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Online (Link:
Instructor: Dr. Jillian Roberge

Background Information

McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) provides health professional education for multiple disciplines, including medicine, nursing, rehabilitation science, midwifery, physician assistant, and various graduate and undergraduate programs. As future healthcare practitioners, educators, and role models, it is essential for all FHS students to learn and understand how to provide culturally safe care to Indigenous populations in Ontario. 

Currently, through the Indigenous Health Initiative (IHI), the Faculty of Health Sciences is working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and community members to develop comprehensive strategic plans with the overall goal of responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Final Report Calls to Action. One of the strategic priorities identified by the IHI Education and Curriculum Working Group is the need to increase the Faculty’s capacity to teach students about Indigenous health and well-being.

To ensure that all health professional students are educated about Indigenous Health and well-being, the Education and Curriculum Working Group proposed the development of comprehensive Inter-professional Indigenous Health Education Sessions in the academic year 2019/2020.

The purpose of the Inter-professional Indigenous Health Education Sessions are as follows:

  1. To meet the education and curriculum needs of various FHS programs for the academic year 2019/2020
  2. To ensure that all FHS students are educated about Indigenous health and well-being
  3. To relive the burden for existing Indigenous faculty

Learning Objectives of the Inter-professional
Indigenous Health Education Sessions:

  1. Identify and build awareness about the socio-political context and the disproportionate impacts on the health of Indigenous Peoples, and solutions to address them;
  2. Identify principles of engagement with Indigenous Peoples and role of allyship;
  3. Identify strategies to promote social justice and health equity;
  4. Identify opportunities for inter-professional collaboration in fostering health equity for Indigenous peoples

Pre-session readings and questionnaire (Please ensure that you read and complete the following items three days prior to the session)

  1. First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada (Summary) by Dr. Billie Allan and Dr. Janet Smylie
  2. Colonization Road aired on CBC
  3. Pre-session Reflection Questionnaire 

Attendance registration link

  1. Please note that attendance registration will become available on the day of the session


Post-session survey (Please ensure that you complete this by May 19th 2020):

  1. Post-session Reflection Questionnaire