Five things we all need to know about reconciliation in health care – Folio

September 29, 2021

Dr. Alika Lafontaine, the first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association, speaks out about what it will take to overcome inequities.

As Canada’s newly declared National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches, Folio asked Dr. Alika Lafontaine to take stock of the state of reconciliation in health care.

Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie and associate clinical professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, was recently chosen as the first-ever Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. He will officially start the job in August 2022.

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