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January Events from CRICH

Online and Toronto, Ontario
January 2016

The "Centre Talks" committee from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital is exploring issues related to health and wellbeing relevant to consider at the beginning of the new federal government’s mandate.

Moving it forward: universal prescription drug program for Canada, a talk by Dr. Danyaal Raza
January 21, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
2010 Bond, St. Michael’s Hospital, Paul and Evelyn Higgins Boardroom

Canada is the only high-income country with a universal health care system that does not include a universal prescription drug program. What are the options for reform, and how much change can we expect after the recent federal election? For more about the presenter, Dr. Danyaal Raza, or to register please see event details here: Please note, space is limited.

FIIRE Network Webinar: Resurgence for Body Self Determination: An Indigenous Youth-Led Webinar on Addressing Structural Violence
January 26, 2:00–4:00 p.m. EST

Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada. Webinar Learning Objectives are:

  • Centering Indigenous youth created/led initiatives by NYSHN, this webinar will provide the audience with:
  • An understanding of Sexual and Reproductive Health Justice
  • Discussion on meaningful engagement with Indigenous youth and the health of their nations
  • Concrete examples of strength based approaches to addressing structural/systematic violence that impact the sexual and reproductive health of Indigenous youth

This event is presented by the Forum for Indigenous Implementation Research and Evaluation (FIIRE), the NYSHN, and the Well Living House. Register Now: For more information email:  Can’t attend? Register for the webinar and you will receive an audio recording.

Harm reduction: key policy issues impacting services, spaces and experiences in Toronto
January 27, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
2010 Bond, Paul and Evelyn Higgins Board Room, St. Michael’s Hospital

A session exploring key policy issues impacting harm reduction in Toronto including Introduction to Harm Reduction, Naloxone and overdose, Supervised Injection, Supervised Smoking, Good Samaritan Laws, Expansion and scale-up of harm reduction services, Mandatory minimum sentencing, and Opportunities for advocacy and activism. The session is presented by Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi and Dr. Carol Strike. To register for this event, please see event page here: Please note, space is limited.