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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

Reclaiming culture and identity – A conversation with a Residential School Survivor and an Intergenerational Survivor. 

Ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, experts from The Ottawa Hospital and throughout the community talk about their experience within the Residential School System.

  • September 24 at 12:00 p.m. on Facebook (opens in a new tab)
    • Featuring, Roger Daybutch, Mississauga First Nation, Ojibway. Survivor of Spanish Boys Residential School, Spanish, Ontario
    • Mackenzie Daybutch, Mississauga First Nation, Ojibway. Intergenerational survivor of Residential School
    • Moderated by Dr. Treena Greene, Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead

Watch previous sessions

Resources for more education