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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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!  Today, we celebrate the incredible accomplishments and contributions of our First Nations, Inuit, and MΓ©tis Peoples! πŸŽ‰  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer season filled with unity, understanding, and appreciation for Indigenous cultures.  Find an event or activity near you and join in the celebration! 
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/list-events.html  #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay #CelebrateCulture #UnityAndAppreciation
Happy Summer Solstice! 🌞  Today is the longest day of the year, deeply significant for many Indigenous cultures. It's a time for renewal, reflection, and connecting with nature through traditions, ceremonies, and celebrations.  Let's honour the wisdom and practices passed down through generations. Enjoy the sunlight and respect the cultural significance of this day.  #SummerSolstice #IndigenousWisdom #CulturalHeritage #LongestDay 🌻🌎πŸͺΆ
Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on June 21 in observance of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day honours the rich cultures, histories, and contributions of all Indigenous peoples.  Let's take this time to celebrate, learn, and reflect. πŸͺΆ  We will reopen on Monday, June 24.  #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay
Need help with accessing PushFar/The IPAC Mentorship Circle? 
Email info@ipacamic.ca
#IPAC #Indigenous #Doctors #Mentor #Mentee
One of the many highlights of IPAC's Annual Gathering in Halifax will be the showcase of some of the most talented Mi'kmaw artists! ✨  Get ready to:
πŸ–ŒοΈ Explore stunning artwork and crafts
🎨 Meet and support local Mi'kmaw talent
πŸ›οΈ Discover unique, handmade treasures
Can't join us in person? No worries! You can still support these amazing artists by visiting their social media pages listed in the post.
#indigenousart  #SupportLocal #CulturalCelebration
πŸš€ Ready to explore incredible career opportunities in Indigenous healthcare? Look no further! IPAC's new external job board is your gateway to rewarding physician positions across Canada. Discover your next adventure today!  https://ipacamic.ca/job-postings/ 
#IndigenousHealth #IndigenousFuture #physicianjobs
🎨This week, we're shining a spotlight on Indigenous children and youth! Checkout http://www.our-story.ca.  Across Canada, these incredible young artists and writers have delved into their personal histories and the stories of their ancestors and homeland. Their work showcases the immense creativity, engagement, and respect thriving in Indigenous communities nationwide. Let's celebrate their talent and potential! 🌟
#NIPD2024 #IndigenousYouth
πŸŽ“ Congratulations to all the medical students graduating! Your IPAC family is so proud of you and will continue to support you every step of your medical journey. Here's to your bright future! 🌟 #MedSchoolGraduates #FutureDoctors #ipacfamily 
@ubcmedicine @mcmasteru @ucalgary @universityofmanitoba @usask @ualberta @nosmu_familymedicine
Attention all IPAC Annual Mentorship Gathering attendees! 
Today is the final day to order your limited-edition t-shirt (pickup only!) Get ready to make a statement with our exclusive design proudly showcasing the theme "Our Stories. Our Medicine" front and centre! 🌟  Don't miss out on the opportunity to grab your size, ranging from small to 3XL in a classic unisex fit.  Secure yours now by clicking the link below:
πŸ‘• Purchase T-shirt: https://buy.stripe.com/3cs3fo9H7fbC00gbIM  #IPACGathering #OurStoriesOurMedicine #LimitedEdition #LastChance
Our time is drawing closer to our gathering in Halifax, NS, where we're eager to explore more of Mi'kmaq culture. Etuaptmumk, also known as Two-Eyed Seeing, teaches us to blend Indigenous and Western perspectives, recognizing the strengths of each.  Meet Rebecca Thomas, Halifax's Poet Laureate, who beautifully blends these perspectives in her work. With roots deeply impacted by residential schools, she sees poetry as a tool for healing and empowerment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA9EwcFbVfg
#IndigenousVoices #TwoEyedSeeing #HealingThroughArt
🌿 This week, we're embarking on a journey to explore the land through the eyes of Indigenous Peoples. Mapping the Way celebrates and raises awareness about Yukon's modern treaties – the Final and Self-Government Agreements. πŸ—ΊοΈβœŠ Come along as we read stories of the remarkable people and events that have shaped a new governance landscape for all Yukoners. 
https://www.mappingtheway.ca/ #NIPD2024
#IndigenousPerspectives #TreatyRecognition
Feeling the indigenous urge to bring moosemeat to your family?
Do that symbolically via bringing guidance to some mentees instead 😎
#IPAC #Indigenous #Doctors #Mentor #Mentee #Family