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January 9 2019

In our consultation with Public Health Units last summer, Indigenous health (including cultural humility) was one of the most-requested topics. We're pleased to offer you a sneak preview of PHESC's initial offerings in this area via this new website. Check back regularly for additional resources and other content additions: http: //


The program will include:

  • Some pre-reading (available soon)
  • A series of five short online courses (developed by Cancer Care Ontario), and
  • A series of four webinars


The online courses are a prerequisite for the webinars, so start them now if you plan to register for the webinars!



Health Equity Webinars and Workshops from NCCDH

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health has announced dates and opened registration for their on-demand webinar series on health equity issues. The on-demand webinar content is geared to anyone who needs a refresher on terminology or who would like to have a good orientation to the required approaches in the Guidelines.

After viewing the on-demand content, registrants for each on-demand webinar will be invited to discuss concepts learned and review practical issues in an interactive format using the NCCDH’s Health Equity Clicks: Community. Each conversation will take place over a one-week period after each on-demand webinar is made available.


The full webinar series:

  • Introduction to Health Equity (available 14 January)
  • Assessing and reporting on health inequities (available 21 January)
  • Equitable public health interventions and strategies to engage populations (available 21 January)
  • Moving upstream: Working across sectors to decrease health inequities (available 28 January)
  • Policy development and knowledge exchange to decrease health inequities (available 28 January)
  • Racial Health Equity: Embracing a decolonial, anti-racist practice (available 4 February)

Full details and registration

Workshops: Shifting towards a culture of racial equity in the Ontario public health system

These in-person full-day workshops will help participants better understand how to apply the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards and the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018 (Guideline) through a racial health equity lens.


Locations and dates:

  • London - 7 February
  • Ottawa - 13 February
  • Peterborough - 21 February
  • Sudbury - 1 March
  • Toronto - 26 March

Full details and registration


A webinar from the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health in partnership with the Ontario Network of CAPC/CPNP Projects: Indigenous Languages - Determining public health outcomes in Canada

17 January 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST | More information | Register

In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019), and in anticipation of Canada's National First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages Act (English, Français), which is set come into effect in 2019 in keeping with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Call to Action #14 (English), language advocates Dr. Lorena Fontaine and Ms. Aluki Kotierk will provide an overview of the current state of Indigenous languages in Canada. They will critically discuss why and how Indigenous languages need to be understood as intersecting with other determinants of Indigenous peoples' health. Specifically, they will examine two key areas:

1. Access to culturally-relevant, language-based education

2. Access to language-based health care services


Finally, they will provide some examples of how Indigenous concepts of healing and well-being, knowledge systems, and worldviews hinge upon Indigenous language use and revitalization.