Decolonizing Healthcare Congress Day

What: Learn about decolonizing healthcare institutions and contribute to actionable ways to address decolonizing healthcare.

Why: To address the inequities and disparities faced by Indigenous patients within the context of our healthcare system by uniting healthcare professionals and community members to generate meaningful ideas through collaboration.

Who: Open to all.


University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing


Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

Schedule for the day:


Welcome & Registration

Light breakfast served


Introduction and Blessing


Paired Keynote Address: Decolonizing through an Indigenous and Non-Indigenous lens


Breakout Room Workshops (I)




Breakout Room Workshops (II & III)


Debrief and reflections as large group


Summary of actions to move forward & Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Lisa Richardson

Faculty of Medicine Strategic Advisor, Indigenous Health, University of Toronto

Breakout Room Workshop Leaders

Scott Calling Last, Outreach Worker

Deanna Wolf Ear, First Nations Health Consortium

Kelly Good Eagle, Siksika Elder & Horn Society member

Further Speaker info TBA

If you have any questions please contact the organizing committee at:

Food provided by Aahksoyo'p Indigenous Comfort Food

Image artist & Description: Josh Littlelight aka Grim Lumina

Sponsored by:

Undergraduate Medical Education

Graduate Students' Association

Graduate Science Education

Office of Professionalism, Equity, and Diversity

The Calgary Foundation

Calgary Medical Students' Association

Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation Network