We are a group based in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, but welcome everyone interested in promoting and improving the health of aboriginal people, families and communities in Canada.
Our VISION: Healthy and vibrant Indigenous nations, communities, families and individuals supported by an abundance of well informed Indigenous and non-Indigenous health care practitioners working together.
Because... HIV, TB, diabetes and suicide rates in Canada’s First Peoples are unacceptably high; there are incredible young Aboriginal leaders that would make terrific doctors and nurses if given the opportunity; a lack of sustainable health care workers for northern communities; a lack of interest among medical students in pursuing a northern career; a need to inform health care workers of traditional healing and cultural practices; environmental health impacts of climate change, Hydro development, persistent organic pollutants; Justice for all.
Our areas of action:
Locally= Lobbying to improve conditions in Montreal
Broadly= Lobbying to increase enrollment of aboriginal students in the health professions
Locally= Hosting events, engaging media, reaching out to raise awareness
Locally= Connecting volunteers with local organizations including the Native Friendship Centre and the Native Women’s Centre
Locally= Training medical students in cultural sensitivity and preparedness
Beyond= Funding options, SARROS, etc
McGill Aboriginal Health Interest Group
- There are no upcoming events.