We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference (IHC): Walking Together which will occur May 24–26th, 2018 in Toronto at the Hilton Meadowvale. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples.
Health care providers can play a critical role as advocates and leaders for the improved health status of Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. The release of the Government of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report highlighted that reconciliation and improved health outcomes for Indigenous peoples can only be achieved through a commitment to maintaining and respecting relationships with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous language are important factors to consider in this work. With this in mind, the theme for this year’s conference, Walking Together, will emphasize the importance of Indigenous knowledge in achieving this end.