Finding Health Equity for First Nations Children

Description

Everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential, and no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this. Avoidable, unfair, or remediable differences among groups of people are inequitable, whether these differences be social, economic, demographic or geographical. In its 2016 ruling, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that First Nations children were being discriminated against through the inequitable funding of child and family services.

Join us for a presentation and talk with Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Ph.D., Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the International Institute for Society and Health. They will discuss the pursuit of equity for First Nations children in the context of Jordan's Principle and the Pan American Health Organization's recent report Just Societies: Health Equity and Dignified Lives.

Speakers

Cindy Blackstock, Ph.D., Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Sir Michael Marmot, Director, University College London Institute of Health Equity

Moderator

Valerie Gideon, Ph.D., Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada


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