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Action Now! Building Equitable Futures Together

Action Now! Building Equitable Futures Together

Call for learning session proposals now open!

Across Ontario and beyond, health equity and community health and wellbeing are top of mind like at no other time. It’s encouraging to see conversations shifting, and recognition of the power in community to solve challenges and address barriers.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects continue to expose the social and health inequities faced by communities across Ontario and Canada. We know that disparities in resources and access to care disproportionately affect marginalized people and communities, especially Black and racialized populations; Indigenous people across Ontario, including those who live in urban areas; people living on low incomes; and isolated seniors in rural areas, among others. In laying bare these inequities, the pandemic highlights the imperative for urgent action like never before. Recovering to the status quo is no recovery at all.

We are ready to take the next steps to move us towards real, sustainable systemic change. This is why we’re excited to invite you to join us at Action Now! Building Equitable Futures Together, our comprehensive primary health care conference, June 8-9, 2022. Together, we will imagine, design and build the equitable futures we know are possible and necessary today.

Our annual health equity-focused conference will bring together clinicians and other health and social service providers, researchers, policy-makers and others to learn and discuss all the local change happening in the broader contexts we are working in right now.

  • These contexts include decolonization efforts in health and other systems and the development and adoption of a Black Health Strategy for Ontario.
  • We are also seeing surges in need for mental health care, primary care and action on the social determinants of health, such as housing and food security.
  • Digital equity is in the spotlight as more services and pathways to connect move to virtual spaces.
  • Rapid health system change and transformation is an ever-present backdrop.

Collective action at local levels – as we’ve seen in many ways between community partners during COVID-19 – points to the power and potential in community to change systems and policies that impact people’s lives and health. That is what real change can look like.

Join us, and let’s seize this opportunity together to take action now for health equity and a more equitable future for everyone. 

Deadline for submissions is Call for workshop proposals now open! Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2022.

Before you submit your proposal, please review the conference criteria, priority topics, formats and terms and conditions.

Submit your proposal

Those submitting proposals will be informed of acceptance on or after February 1, 2022.