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Healthy Conversations Series

The Ottawa Hospital, and health care, does not exist in a vacuum – it is a microcosm of the greater community. As such, the events that affect our community have a direct effect on the hospital. In support of our employees, patients and the community at large, TOH would like to engage in an honest conversation about racism, particularly against Black people.

The Healthy Conversation Series is a first step towards an ongoing, broader conversation. A first step towards a journey of learning, understanding, growth, diversity and inclusion so that all members of our community feel seen, heard, represented and valued; a journey that will grow to encompass all parts of our community, including women, Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, and people with disabilities.

Please follow The Ottawa Hospital on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to listen, witness and show support. These stories may be difficult to hear, but listening is the beginning of understanding. Understanding is the foundation of empathy. And empathy is what binds us as human beings.

Upcoming sessions

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Indigenous history, culture and the path to healing

  • June 18 at 12:00 p.m. on Facebook (opens in a new tab)
    • Featuring Roger Daybutch, Traditional Knowledge Keeper
    • Moderated by Dr. Treena Greene, Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead
  • Topics of discussion include:
    • The history of colonialism in Canada and the impact on Indigenous Peoples.
    • The impact of residential schools on survivors and future generations.
    • The path forward towards listening and healing together.

Watch previous sessions

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