Access and Equity: Indigenous Health and Law in Canada
The aim of this bilingual and student-based initiative is to foster interdisciplinary dialogue on issues that lie at the intersection of health and law. It is our hope that such dialogue will have a positive influence on health and social policy-making in Canada.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: McGill University, Faculty of Law, New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 100 - 3644 Peel Street, Montreal, QC
Admission: Free, but attendees must register online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mjlh-colloquium-access-and-equity-indigenous-health-and-law-in-canada-tickets-31351865273
*Lunch and snacks will be provided*
The discussion will be divided into two panels. The first panel will address general issues of access to and equity in health care for Indigenous peoples in Canada. The second will focus more specifically on mental health and Indigenous communities across Canada.
This year’s panelists include:
Dr. Cindy Blackstock, PhD - Professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work; Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Prof. Larry Chartrand - Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law
Mr. Normand D’Aragon - Registered Psychologist; Co-Founder and former Director of the First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec and Labrador
Dr. Christopher Lalonde, PhD - Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
Dr. Ronald Niezen, PhD - Professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and Department of Anthropology; Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and Arts
Dr. Janet Smylie, MD, MPH - Canadian Institutes of Health Research Applied Public Health Research Chair in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Information at St. Michael’s Hospital; Director of Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing