About Us

IPAC derives its authority from the teachings of our ancestors, from the legitimacy of the history of our experiences, and from our communities and peoples. As an organization of contemporary medicine people, IPAC recognizes the health inequities of Indigenous people and communities who look to us for leadership and knowledge. We believe it is our responsibility and right to come together to help improve other Indigenous peoples’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and to impact the determinants of Indigenous health.

Membership

Your IPAC membership is full of benefits! Come get involved in our initiatives, activities and meetings as we seek to advance the health of our nations, communities, families and individuals.

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Mentorship

The IPAC Mentorship Circle connects Indigenous medical students, residents & physicians from coast to coast to coast where we share the spirit of medical education!

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Resources

IPAC has gathered some external resources which may be helpful to our different memberships groups. In these pages you will find important information like resources on COVID-19, mental and emotional well-being, links to other Indigenous organizations, and various financial resources.

Events

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Careers

We are happy to share appropriate job opportunities and committee postings with our membership!

Newsletter

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🌟 Friendly Reminder.  Just a quick heads up that IPAC will be closed this coming Monday, May 20th. But don't worry, we'll be back in action bright and early on Tuesday!  Wishing you all a fantastic long weekend ahead! ☀️
 #LongWeekendVibes #MayLongWeekend
"No one left behind: equality, freedom, and justice for all"! 🌈 May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia—a day to reaffirm our commitment to equality, acceptance, and love for all. Together, we can create a world where everyone feels safe, valued, and free to be their authentic selves. 🌍
Join the movement at @may17org
#IDAHOTB  #IDAHOTB2024  #IDAHOBIT2024
📢 There's a buzz going around—admission letters have been sent to the newest cohort of medical students! Congratulations to these #FutureDoctors. IPAC officially congratulates you! Welcome to the future of healthcare! #MedSchoolBound #IPACSupport #MedicalEducation 🎉
Have you checked out IPAC's latest quarterly newsletter yet? 📰 It's packed with updates, insights, and important information about our initiatives, membership activities and events. Don't miss out on staying in the loop! 👇 https://loom.ly/MjVcsmM #IPACNewsletter #StayInformed #CommunityUpdates
👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ Calling all physicians, residents, and medical students! Dive into the Physician Health Inclusion community on @cma_docs Community. Together, let's shape a healthcare landscape that's more accessible and inclusive for all. No CMA membership required. Click here to join the conversation and take action: https://loom.ly/Y30lHVk
#PhysicianHealthInclusion #HealthcareForAll 🌟
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📣 Calling all attendees of IPAC's Annual Mentorship Gathering & AGM! Get ready to stand out with our exclusive t-shirt featuring the theme "Our Stories. Our Medicine" front and centre!
On sale until June 7th, available for pickup at the event. Don't miss this chance to grab yours! Sizes range from small to 3XL (Classic unisex fit).
Link to purchase: https://loom.ly/wdYZQts
Register for Annual Gathering: https://loom.ly/mr4RV_k
Join us for #MentalHealthWeek, May 6-12, and answer the "Call to Be Kind"!🌟 This year, @cmhanational reminds us about the healing power of compassion. Let's explore how kindness and empathy can make a difference in our world. Together, let's spread compassion and support. 💙 #CompassionConnects #CompassionHeals #kindnessmatters
May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S) in Canada, also known as Red Dress Day. Originating as an artistic response, red dresses symbolize the tragedy of over 1000 missing and murdered Indigenous individuals.  Please note: The day can be triggering for those affected by MMWIG2S+ loss. You can connect with the MMWIG2S+ support call line at 1-844-413-6649. This line is available free of charge, 24/7.  Since 1974, @nwac_canada has advocated for Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people. We extend our deepest gratitude to NWAC for bringing #MMIWG2S to light!  #RedDressDay  #IndigenousRights  #justiceforMMIWG2S
🚨 Last Call! IPAC Awards nominations due May 3rd, Midnight PDT! Don't miss your chance to honour Indigenous healthcare contributions.
More details and nomination forms found here: https://loom.ly/xsa77UU
🏆 #IPACAwards #IndigenousHealthcare 🌟