Champions Committee

In the fall of 2020, IPAC formed a Champions Committee with the goal of lifting up and celebrating our colleagues for their amazing work. The deeper aim is to 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 awards related to healthcare, medical education and leadership. We are actively recruiting new members to join our committee. We meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:00pm CT and take turns coordinating nominations. No meetings in December, July or August.

The Why
-Lifting up colleagues feels fantastic!
-Highlighting Indigenous medical role models inspires future Indigenous healthcare providers.
-Normalizing Indigenous award recipients beyond Indigenous award categories demonstrates that we belong in all spaces.
-Gaining committee and nomination experience improves leadership skills.
-Being part of a team of proactive individuals making positive change builds meaningful connections.

We have had successful nominees for the CMA Awards, RDoC Awards, and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Want to join us? EMAIL US.

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
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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/ 
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🎨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 
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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:
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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 😎
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