July 13, 2021 UPDATE: IPAC is seeking up to ten (10) Indigenous medical educators, physicians, and health experts to serve as volunteer members for our working group: Indigenous Physician Wellness and Joy in Work. Working Group members will help integrate cultural safety into medical education, and modernize the skills of the next generation of physicians in the Canadian health workforce and those delivering their education. Ensuring Indigenous Peoples access to care is high quality, culturally safe and free of racism begins with Indigenous-led systemic change in how medical professionals are instructed and evaluated.
January 27, 2021, the National Consortium on Indigenous Medical Education (NCIME) announced long term funding from the government of Canada. NCIME is a partnership between the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada , the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and was formed to implement Indigenous-led work streams that will reform Indigenous medical education and contribute to the delivery of culturally safe care.
NCIME will provide leadership and support to partners as they fulfil their collective responsibilities to respond to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice.