This program has been accredited for 1 hour towards the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) annual requirement.
Everyone is welcome for the sixth installment of the CCLA Diversity Book Club to be held virtually on Thursday, September 24. We will be discussing Chapter 6 of the Report: Confronting Oppression – Right to Health. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Catherine Pound - an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and a Pediatrician and the Director of Research in the Division of Pediatric Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Together, we are reflecting on and discussing Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We’ve held five discussions beginning in January of this year to discuss each chapter in depth, and all previous meetings were informative and enriching. Chapter 6 of the Report can be accessed at the following link: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/
Please note that there is no requirement to have attended the book club’s other meetings.
The Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two-volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. One of those calls to justice is for all Canadians to “develop knowledge and read the Final Report, listen to the truths shared, and acknowledge the burden of these human and Indigenous rights violations, and how they impact Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people today” (Calls to Justice for All Canadians, 15.3).
In keeping with the Final Report’s calls to justice, this event aims to raise awareness within our community about the genocide against Indigenous Peoples through state laws, policies, and colonial practices.
Please note: The content of this webinar is challenging and can cause distress, as a resource please visit:https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/resources/Documents/mental_health_addictions_resource_list_en.pdf