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History in the making.

Transforming medical and health professional education to improve the health of Black communities across Canada

Black Health Education Collaborative

There are many vibrant and diverse Black communities that live in Canada. Anti-Black racism persists and continues to marginalize Black communities. The health of Black communities is directly impacted by anti-Black racism through the legacy of enslavement and colonization. 

There is not only a lack of information but the persistence of misinformation on knowledge and data in Black health. Our work centres the experiences of Black communities and aims to dismantle anti-Black racism in healthcare while creating change within health education to equip professionals to provide accurate, culturally safe, and culturally informed care.

Land and Ancestral Acknowledgment

The Black Health Education Collaborative acknowledges with gratitude the Indigenous and Afri-Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island who continue to thrive and resist colonial violence while striving for self-determination and decolonial futures. We live, work and play in various territories including the lands of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississauga’s of the Credit River; Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, the Anishinaabe, and on the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation; Kanien:keha’ka and Mi’kmaq.

We remember our ancestors, forcibly displanted African peoples, trafficked into Turtle Island as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the histories and legacies of colonialism and neo-colonialism which continue to impact African Peoples and the descendants of the Black diaspora across the world.

 

We recognize that racial colonial violence harms Black, Afri-Indigenous and Indigenous Peoples through both common and distinct logics and actions. We recognize our responsibility and obligations as African Peoples to be good guests on these lands. We offer thanks to our elders and communities from whom we learn. May your wisdom inform our actions towards a more just future.

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