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First Peoples, Second Class Care

February 3, 2016

“The most dangerous form of racism is unintentional racism from health practitioners”   - Dr. Jane Smylie

Dr. Smylie currently works as a research scientist at St. Michael’s hospital, Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), where she directs the Well Living House Applied Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health. Her primary academic appointment is as an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, she maintains a part-time clinical practice at Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto, and she has practiced and taught family medicine in a variety of Aboriginal communities. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, with Métis roots in Saskatchewan.