AFMC recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada recognizes September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Following the lead of the Federal Government, this will be a paid day of leave for all AFMC employees on an annual basis.
On September 28, led by the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education (NCIME) team, AFMC employees participated in an informative lecture to recognize the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who have been affected by this injustice.
“Today, we are reflecting, we are learning, and we are sharing our truth. The establishment of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a step forward and an acknowledgement of the history, legacy, and effect of residential schools. At a time when Indigenous issues are gaining momentum, we must continue to amplify Indigenous voices and advocate for Indigenous peoples. With so many working towards reconciliation, collective change is coming, and the future is bright. I am proud to work with the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education and our partners to advance the future of medical education and healthcare delivery in Canada.”
Dr. Marcia Anderson, AFMC Indigenous Health Lead and Chair of NCIME