Indigenous Health Conference (IHC): Walking Together

Thursday May 24, 2018 to Friday May 25, 2018
Toronto, ON

The 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference (IHC): Walking Together will be held May 24–25th, 2018 in Toronto at the Hilton Meadowvale.

This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples.


Throughout the conference, selected abstracts from health care professionals, community partners and those involved in Indigenous Health will profile the work being done across Canada through posters, oral presentations and workshops. A job fair will help match health care providers with opportunities to work with Indigenous populations in rural and urban settings. IHC will also host a post-conference course on May 26, 2018 in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation on the impact of environmental issues on Indigenous Health. The Program will include topics such as mercury poisoning and how environmental contamination affects food security, Indigenous perspectives on the land, Indigenous consent and natural resource extraction.


The need to educate health care professionals on how to be knowledgeable and culturally safe providers has never been more relevant. Those interested in understanding how to work with Indigenous populations, how to talk about Indigenous issues and how to work within the health system to positively affect health outcomes for Indigenous populations are encouraged to attend.


Target Audience:

Allied health providers | Community health workers | Community leaders and members | Midwives | Nurses | Nurse practitioners | Physicians Public health specialists and policy makers | Researchers | Social workers | Students


Topics include:

  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • Burden of Disease, (acute and chronic)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of health
  • Words of Wisdom from the elders
  • Pediatrics
  • Midwifery
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
  • Mental Health and Well-Being and Resiliency
  • Suicide and Opioid Crisis
  • Dental health
  • Environmental health
  • Food security
  • Policy Implications and Barriers to Indigenous Health
  • Advocacy for Indigenous Health and how to be an Allie
  • Addressing Systemic Racism in healthcare
  • Health System Reform and many more….


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