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Sat, Apr 24


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MAR Shift: Canadian Health Equity with Symbia Barnaby and Pat Baxter

MAR SHIFT presents Equality, Equity and Ease of Access of Canadian Healthcare.

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MAR Shift: Canadian Health Equity with Symbia Barnaby and Pat Baxter
MAR Shift: Canadian Health Equity with Symbia Barnaby and Pat Baxter

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Moms Against Racism Presents... Equality, Equity, and Ease of Access of Canadian Healthcare

MAR Healthcare Advocacy Team members Symbia Barnaby, LPN and Pat Baxter, Medical Physicist, are co-presenting this MAR Shift on Health Equity.

This workshop is intended to empower IBPOC communities to voice their experiences and to support them with direction on how they can address healthcare inequities.  In addition, for white attendees, the workshop intends to help them build their empathy and knowledge base, and show how they can use their privilege to bridge the gap and address healthcare inequities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is health equity?
  2. Barriers to health equity in Canada for racialized communities
  3. Steps forward to achieving health equity (dismantling inequity)

A Zoom link will be emailed out 1hr prior to the start of the workshop.

About your presenters:

Symbia Barnaby is a Mi'kmaq and Haida wisdom translator. She is known as Guu Gaa Jung (Traditional name), Symbia Barnaby (English name), and Warrior Woman (Spirit Name). She is MAR Canada's Healthcare Advocacy Co-Team Lead, a Licensed Practical Nurse, a birth and post partum doula, a disability advocate and an activist. She is a single mother of 6 children and lives in Northern BC.

Patricia Baxter is of German and English Heritage. She is an uninvited guest living in Esquimalt, BC; the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples including the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.   Pat is a medical physicist, working in Diagnostic Imaging technologies and brings several decades of experience working Island Health in Medical Imaging to the volunteer team. She am passionate about access to care, and ensuring that individuals have agency within the healthcare system. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, and reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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