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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

People with disabilities in health care

  • Panel Discussion – December 3 at 1 p.m. Facebook
    • Darla Burrows, eLearning Assistant / Learning Management Systems
    • Stephanie Bertrand, Administrative Assistant for Volunteer Services at The Ottawa Hospital
    • Erin Murphy, volunteer at The Ottawa Hospital
    • Serge Falardeau, Coordinator – Accessibility Services & AODA Compliance Human Resources – Organizational Effectiveness

Safe and inclusive spaces in health care

  • Corinne Davison, Educator/Mentor/Volunteer – December 10 at 1 p.m. on Facebook

Watch previous sessions

Racism in Health Care

  • Panel discussion – Facebook
    • Seth Oduro, Manager of Environmental Services, TOH
    • Ellen Alie, Manager of Integrated Cancer Screening and Prevention (Regional Cancer Program) and Corporate Breast Imaging (TOH)
    • Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Physician, TOH
  • Seth Oduro, Manager of Environmental Services – Facebook
  • Ellen Alie, Manager of Integrated Cancer Screening and Prevention (Regional Cancer Program) and Corporate Breast Imaging (TOH) – Facebook and Instagram
  • Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Physician – Facebook
  • Suzanne Obiorah, Director of Primary Care and Regional Programs, Somerset West Community Health Centre – Facebook

Resources for more education