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.


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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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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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.


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


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Join the IPAC Champions Committee!

Lift up and celebrate our colleagues for their amazing work! Elevate the voices of our Indigenous physician leaders to greater spheres of influence to impact system-level change for care of Indigenous people.

We work together to nominate Indigenous physicians and learners for national medical awards.


#Indigenoushealth #Indigenousphysicians #Indigenousleaders #liftup #physicianleaders #systemlevelchange #champions #leader #award
Our NEW IPAC Website has gone live! 

Thank you for your feedback on our new IPAC logo. With rebranding comes our new website, new domain name www.ipacamic.ca and new email addresses.

Melanie.Osmack@ipacamic.ca Acting Director
Tom.Lindsay@ipacamic.ca Membership and Mentorship Manager
Kayla.Knelsen@ipacamic.ca Finance and Human Resource Manager
Ariel.John@ipacamic.ca Communications and Administrative Manager

Don't worry, if you use an old email address by mistake we will still get it.

We hope that you find our new website easy to navigate and beautiful to look at. We will be adding photos from our recent gathering in Winnipeg as wells as upcoming local mentorship events in the coming days.

Thank you to Vincent Designs for their amazing work on our re-branding and website design. You are always a pleasure to work with.

Thank you to our amazing staff team Ariel, Kayla and Tom for bringing this enormous project to launch. 

Melanie Osmack, Acting Director


#newwebsite #newdomain #newemail #Indigenous #indigenousphysicians #vincentdesigns
New logo alert!

We are beyond excited to share our new IPAC logo with our membership and partners.  We were able to unveil it in person at our Annual IPAC Mentorship Gathering and AGM In Winnipeg, MB this past July. Our board president Dr Mandy Buss and vice president Dr Michael Dumont had the honor of using our first official IPAC drum and sharing about how our new logo came to be.  All attendees received mugs to commemorate the event. 

Stay tuned for the launch of our new website!

#newlogo #logo #Indigenous #Indigenousphysician #ipac
Let's connect in Kingston!

IPAC Mentorship Event - Queens University Tuesday September 26 5:00-7:00pm

Join IPAC to share dinner followed by an evening of mentorship. You do not need to be a member to attend & we will gladly provide info on who we are at IPAC, what we do & how you can benefit from joining us. Connect with fellow Indigenous medical learners & physicians from Queen's University & the Kingston, ON area to grow your network & share the spirit of medical education.


#indigenous #medicaleducation #queensuniversity #kingstonon #mentorship #queens #physician #ipac
Today is International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples. A day meant to raise awareness, protect the rights of the world's Indigenous population and to recognize the achievements that Indigenous people have made and continue to make to improve world  issues. 
This years theme is Indigenous youth as agents of change for self-determination.  https://social.desa.un.org/issues/indigenous-peoples/events/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples-2023
IPAC is hiring for a new position:
Event and Administrative Coordinator
This position will coordinate all aspects of our events as well as general administrative support. 

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.ipac-amac.ca/careers
IPAC Office will be closed Monday August 7, 2023
Enjoy your long weekend.
IPAC is hiring for a new position:
Event and Administrative Coordinator
This position will coordinate all aspects of our events as well as general administrative support. 

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.ipac-amac.ca/careers
** Notice of Summer Office Closure **
The IPAC office will be closed July 24 - 28 for our annual summer office closure. We will be back at our desks on Monday July 31st. 
We wish you all a happy and healthy summer.
What a team! Your 2022/2023 Board of directors left to right Dr Ojistoh Horn, Dr Mandy Muss, Dr Mike Dumont, Dr Rebekah Eatmon, Dr Randi George, Laney Beaulieu, and Dr Alexa Lesperance. 
We will introduce our new student director Tina Nash soon.
So much to talk about! Our Annual Mentorship Gathering is our family reunion.