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Partners in Reconciliation

Senator Margo Greenwood and Dr. Radha Jetty are leaders in Indigenous child health, each of them making unique contributions to the well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth in Canada.

Now a member of the Senate of Canada, Dr. Greenwood was formerly the Academic Lead of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health. An Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry, Dr. Greenwood has worked as a front-line caregiver of early childhood services, designed early childhood curriculum, programs, and evaluations, and taught early childhood education courses at both the college and university levels.

Dr. Jetty is the Physician Lead for Inuit Child Health and the Nunavut Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She is an advisor to Health Canada’s First Nations Inuit Health Branch Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She is the former chair of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis Health Committee.

In June 2019, they delivered a session at the CPS Annual Conference called “Partners in Reconciliation: Health care leaders working together as allies in Indigenous health”, where they talked about how non-Indigenous health professionals can to effect meaningful change we must challenge both their personal beliefs and the health care system, and commit to working alongside Indigenous partners in the spirit of reconciliation.

These video clips are from that session.

Acknowledge the truth about racism in health care

A lot of healing needs to take place

Mistrust in the health system

We still have the Indian Act

Challenges for non-Indigenous allies

What steps do non-Indigenous allies need to take

Last updated: Nov 20, 2023