Advocacy Events

CEPA and Bill S-5

On June 13, 2023, Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act became law. This bill is an amendment to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) to, among other things, recognize that every individual in Canada has the right to a healthy environment.

The federal government has two years to create an implementation framework in consultation with Indigenous Peoples. IPAC is coordinating three projects with the goal of collecting as many voices as possible. These projects are funded by a grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Bill S-5 IPAC Member Survey
You will receive an invitation to complete the IPAC Bill S-5 Member Survey March 4. This survey is being created by one of our Indigenous student members, with the goal of ensuring that all IPAC members have the opportunity to give their input. The survey will be open until April 12, 2024.

Bill S-5 Elder Gathering
April 12 we will be gathering with seven Elders from coast to coast to coast in Vancouver B.C. We will listen and learn from our Elders, ensuring their voices are included in our report on Bill S-5, the amendment to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) We look forward to sharing what we learn.

Bill S-5 IPAC Member Roundtables
IPAC is hosting two virtual roundtables – all IPAC members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We envision a healthy dialogue where members can share their thoughts, ideas and questions. A $50 Uber Eats gift card will be provided to all attendees after the event. Please only register for one of the roundtables.

Register for Wednesday April 24 7:00pm-8:30pm PT

Register for Thursday April 25 7:00-8:30pm ET

Learn more about CEPA and Bill S-5
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/canadian-environmental-protection-act-registry/right-to-healthy-environment.html

Bill S-5 Survey - FINAL DAY!
๐ŸŒฟ Let your voice count! ๐Ÿ“ข Bill S-5, amending CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Act), passed in June 2023, declares our right to a healthy environment. IPAC Members, contact us to take part in the survey open from March 4th to April 12th. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š #EnvironmentalRights #Survey #HaveYourSay
๐Ÿš€ Last chance alert! ๐Ÿš€ Hurry, today is the final day to grab early bird prices for IPAC's Annual Mentorship Gathering & AGM in Halifax, NS, July 12-14! Join Indigenous Medical Students, Residents, & Physicians for an unforgettable experience of networking, cultural activities, & insightful discussions under the theme "Our Stories. Our Medicine." Don't wait, secure your spot now at the discounted rate! ๐ŸŒŸ #MentorshipGathering #AGM #IPAC2024
@blackphysiciansofcanada President Dr Modupe Tunde-Byass and IPAC President Dr Mandy Buss at the Canadian Medical Forum Annual Meeting. Representing BIPOC docs at the national level. 
#HHR #indigenous #BIPOC #blackphysicians #indigenousphysicians #ICAM2024
๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธIndigenous Physician Wellness and Joy in Work is excited to be taking part in ICAM 2024. Don't miss their workshop on April 13th! 
https://loom.ly/-6XIm-o @afmc.ca
 #MedEd #ICAM2024 #ICAM2024 #Vancouver #IndigenousPhysicians #Wellness #JoyInWork
Feeling the indigenous urge to bring moosemeat to your family?
Do that symbolically via bringing guidance to some mentees instead ๐Ÿ˜Ž
#IPAC #Indigenous #Doctors #Mentor #Mentee #Family
๐Ÿ“ฃ 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 is in the bio!
 #MentorshipGathering #AGM #OurStoriesOurMedicine
Bill S-5 Survey - One week left!
๐ŸŒฟ Let your voice count! ๐Ÿ“ข Bill S-5, amending CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Act), passed in June 2023, declares our right to a healthy environment. IPAC Members, contact us to take part in the survey open from March 4th to April 12th. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š #EnvironmentalRights #Survey #HaveYourSay
๐Ÿ“ข Exciting news! Early bird prices for IPAC's Annual Mentorship Gathering & AGM in Halifax, NS, July 12th-14th, are extended! Join Indigenous Medical Students, Residents, & Physicians for networking, cultural activities, & insightful discussions under the theme "Our Stories. Our Medicine." Secure your spot now at the discounted rate!  Plus, stay tuned for a surprise dropping tomorrow, exclusively for attendees! #MentorshipGathering #AGM #IPAC2024
We are gearing up for our Annual Mentorship Gathering in Halifax, Nova Scotia and we're diving deep into Mi'kmaq culture, starting with the beautiful concept of "Msit No'kmaq," which roughly translates to "all my relations" in the Mi'kmaq language. ๐ŸŒฟ  Hear @morgantoneymusic, a JUNO-Nominated Mi'kmaq fiddler and singer, perform "Msit No'kmaq" on The Intro. ๐ŸŽปhttps://loom.ly/wELPGCs
 #AnnualGathering #HalifaxNovaScotia