Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigenous Health Equity Speaker Series*


Start 9 December, 2021, 5 PM

End 6 30 PM


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🌐Virtual CPD Conference

Contact Info

E-Mail: facultyaffairs@mcmaster.ca


Download the Fall/Winter CHSE EDI Indigenous Speaker Series Materials to see the full details for the series.

2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces & Care

The Office of Faculty Affairs invites all faculty, staff and learners to attend the upcoming December session of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) and Indigenous Health Equity Speaker Series. The EDI and Indigenous Health Equity Speaker Series aims to engage audience groups in education sessions on a variety of topics relating to EDI and Indigenous Peoples in a safe, interprofessional virtual space. The Fall 2021 Speaker Series will focus on 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces and Care.

Understanding Health Issues for Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+

December 9, 2021 at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Registration Now Open

Drawing on examples from research, community organizing and frontline practice, this session will share knowledge aimed at informing individual and collective efforts to ensure culturally safe access to healthcare and provide a better understanding of health issues for Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+.

Speaker: Dr. Randy Jackson, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Anishinaabe from Kettle & Stony Point First Nation

Opening Remarks: Dr. Bernice Downey, Associate Dean, Indigenous Health

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain understanding of the diversity of Two-Spirit roles and identities within Indigenous cultures
  • Reflect on our understanding of and contributions toward cultural safety for Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ peoples are health care and health education professionals
  • Discuss the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people’s gender roles and sexuality
  • Explain social determinants of Indigenous people’s health as it pertains to the experiences of Indigenous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and Two-Spirit people

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Rehabilitation Science Professionals, Social Workers, Health Care Professionals, Students, Residents, Trainees, Mental Health Professionals, Faculty Members, Staff 

💻 REGISTRATION OPEN *This activity is not organized by the CPD Office.


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