The College is Closed September 30th, 2021 to Commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
On September 30th, Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The College commits to critically examine 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 2021-2022 Strategic Plan: “ We will work to ensure the College is a culturally competent, respectful, safe and humble organization for all.”
At the national level, 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 the racism faced by Indigenous peoples. The College supports the FMRAC Statement on Indigenous-Specific Racism, available here.
The College still has much to learn about the impact of Canada’s colonial past, and much to do to fulfill our commitment of addressing 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.