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This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual passionate about the diversification and health of Black Canadians. Black Physicians of Canada (BPC) is a Black-led, national, federally incorporated, non-profit organization that unites, supports, amplifies and empowers Black physicians, physicians-in-training, and the Black community in what is now known as Canada. Our core values are Community building, Advocacy, Mentorship and Education. As a young and growing Board of Directors we are in need of a strong candidate to continue to further our goals and surpass the excellence the BPC has achieved thus far.
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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
The purpose of this letter is to implore the Canadian government to provide support to the Sudanese-Canadian community by establishing expedited resettlement pathways for refugees and internally displaced individuals. It is paramount for the international community and the Canadian government to significantly increase critical humanitarian aid, placing a particular emphasis on medical assistance.
Are you a Black resident, fellow or early career physician currently enrolled in a Canadian program or work for a Canadian instition?
In 2020, a short survey was done where 95% of Black residents identified a desire for race-concordant mentorship. We realize that residency, fellowship and early career development are three stages in one's medical career where support is needed to deal with on going challenges.
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Excerpt from a letter written by Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw
You have overcome near insurmountable obstacles to reach this point. Undoubtedly, your community of family, friends, mentors, advocates and allies is overwhelmed with pride in your accomplishments. We hope to not only to add to the chorus of congratulations, but to ignite a fire of self-determination in the very depth of your being. We need you. We need you, because past and present injustices contribute to the denial of basic human rights in Black communities, even in a country celebrated as the standard bearer for equality and freedom. We need you, because access to medical education for Black individuals is at a historic low. We need you, because Black bodies continue to be underestimated, undervalued and under-treated at a level tantamount to a public health crisis.
Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
The purpose of this letter is to encourage the Canadian government to lift travel bans placed on African countries where scientists worked tirelessly to identify Omicron and openly communicate with the global community. Given that the variant has currently been identified in over 57 countries including over 80 cases in Canada, placing a travel ban exclusively on African countries is not an evidence-based measure to limit infection transmission. Improved border testing and management of all inbound travellers will be a better approach. This travel ban sets a dangerous precedence for medical researchers regarding transparency of data and continues to limit scientific advancements as researchers in these countries face restrictions to receive their testing reagents.
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