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About Us

The Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) is an Indigenous, national, member-based, non-profit organization and a registered charity. Founded in 1991, IPAC has a long history of supporting Indigenous physicians and medical learners through mentorship, advocacy and partnerships. 

Why become a member?

IPACโ€™s various activities, events and initiatives are a way to connect with fellow Indigenous medical students, residents and physicians as we seek to advance the health of our nations, communities, families and individuals. We share knowledge, provide guidance and support our members through events, resources, and programs like the IPAC Mentorship Circle. We draw on our varied and beautiful cultures and traditional teachings from coast to coast to coast. Together, we can continue the hard work of creating equitable medical education and healthcare systems for all Indigenous people.

Who is eligible to become an IPAC member?

IPAC membership has four categories. While membership is open to all Indigenous Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians, we also have an Associate Member category for allied Indigenous health professionals (for those who are not physicians) and those physicians or health professionals who are non-Indigenous.

Membership Categories and Benefits

Indigenous Medical Students ($25)Indigenous Residents
($50)
Indigenous Physicians ($150)Associate Members ($250)
Opportunities for: Networking, professional development, collaboration, student-led work, policy work, advocacy work, committees, become a Board Director (Student)
– Become a Mentee
– Promotion and celebration of your professional achievements
– Reduced registration rates for annual IPAC National Mentorship Forum
– IPAC Newsletter
– Access to the private IPAC Facebook Group
– Voting member
Opportunities for:
Networking, professional development, collaboration, policy work, advocacy work, committees, become a Board Director (Resident)
– Become a Mentor/Mentee
– Promotion and celebration of your professional achievements
– Reduced registration rates for annual IPAC National Mentorship Forum
– IPAC Newsletter
– Access to the private IPAC Facebook Group
– Voting member
Opportunities for: Networking, professional development, collaboration, policy work, advocacy work, committees, become a Board Director
– Become a Mentor/Mentee
– Promotion and celebration of your professional achievements
– Reduced registration rates for annual IPAC National Mentorship Forum
– IPAC Newsletter
– Access to the private IPAC Facebook Group
– Voting member
An opportunity for allies, healthcare and otherwise, who want to support the work of IPAC
– Reduced registration rates for annual IPAC National Mentorship Forum
– IPAC Newsletter
– Access to the private IPAC Facebook Group
– Non-voting member

(Please be advised that, according to our current bylaws, we are only able to offer membership to individuals.)
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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
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