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Health Equity Action and Transformation Conference

The Health Equity Action and Transformation conference, hosted by the Association of Ontario Health Centres, will take place in the Toronto area on June 13-14, 2018. This annual event is a great opportunity to share knowledge and tools, build new relationships, tap into new networks and open dialogue with a wide range of primary health care staff and board members, health system leaders, community partners, researchers, planners and policymakers.

Dates: June 13 & 14, 2018

Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North, 9005 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B2.

Title: Racial Battle Fatigue: Explorations and Challenges

As providers, we are concerned for the health and well-being of those who trust us to care for them. Some of our clients have been subjected to racial and social trauma that requires a special kind of space in which they can begin to heal and work through. We know that the impact of racism, discrimination, and social oppression is traumatic and affects clients mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually – consider racial battle fatigue (RBF). How do we ensure that our “care” and “help” do not add to the trauma?  How can we practice from an anti-oppressive position?  This session examines the clinical space that is offered to clients who have experienced racial and social trauma; and offers some useful ways to build a privileged space for clients to work towards better health and wellbeing.

Presenters: Tapo Chimbganda, Clinical Counsellor, Bramalea Community Health Centre

Theme: Health equity and anti-oppression

Audience: All audiences








Book Launch- Classroom as Privileged Space
A Different Booklist | 779 Bathurst Street | Toronto, ON M5S 1Z5 | Canada
Saturday, 7 October 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)