College Closed September 30 for National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
September 30 is the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation in Canada.
The College has committed to critically examining how we conduct our regulatory work to remove structural barriers experienced by Indigenous people living in the province. This commitment is anchored in the College’s 2022-2023 Strategic Plan: “We will build our capacity to work in a culturally respectful, safe and humble manner.”
The College’s Registrar & CEO, Dr. Gus Grant, is providing leadership at the national table of medical regulators which is addressing racism within our healthcare system. The Anti-Racism Working Group of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) is tackling racism faced by Indigenous peoples. The College supports the FMRAC Statement on Indigenous-Specific Racism.
The College still has much to learn about the impact of Canada’s colonial past, and much to do to fulfill our commitment to address Indigenous-specific racism in the healthcare system. This is a shared journey led by the College’s governing Council and rooted within all levels and all departments of the College.