There is a need for reconciliation in Canadian health care: U of T researchers – U of T News

Two University of Toronto researchers are highlighting the systemic racism faced by Indigenous Peoples in Canadian health care – and urging action be taken to address the problem.

Lisa Richardson, associate dean of inclusion and diversity at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, and Andrew Boozary, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, recently published commentary in The Lancet that discusses the catastrophic effects of the residential school system in Canada.

“Although the last school closed in 1996, intergenerational and historical trauma from these residential schools continues to undermine the wellbeing of the children, families, and communities of the survivors,” Richardson and Boozary write.

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