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2024
28
Mar
re-imagining nursing
Re-Imagining Nursing Leadership

Join the Pan-CanadianAssociation of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) for a panel discussion on how Black nurses embody leadership in healthcare and political spaces. The panel discussion will feature four powerful leaders from diverse contexts of service, including union, academia, administration, and politics. The speakers will share their career trajectories and lead conversations on becoming a transformative leader beyond the bedside. 

There will also be an opportunity to engage with the speakers through Q & A. 

Please share with students and practicing nurses within your network. This event is for everyone!

Speakers:

  • Adigo Angela Achoba-Omajali (Clinical Practice Educator, Interior Health Authority)

As a dedicated and passionate nurse, Adigo has spent over a decade serving in various roles within the Interior Health Authority, including currently as a Clinical Practice Educator under tertiary mental health. As a member of the British Columbia Nurses Union, Adigo was an interim Regional Council Member for Thompson North Okanagan Region in 2023 and she currently holds the elected position of Executive Professional Responsibility Advocate and has been a union steward for over eight years. 

  • Dionne Sinclair (Vice-President, CAMH)

Dionne Sinclair is the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive at CAMH. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance, lifelong learning, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace. Her nursing career began as an RPN in 1976, and through hard work and dedication, she pursued further education, culminating in her current pursuit of a PhD at Western University, expected to be completed in 2025. Dionne’s commitment to fostering a fair, equitable, and inclusive workplace is evident in her leadership style and the relationships she cultivates. 

  • Dr. Bukola Salami (Professor, University of Calgary)

Professor Bukola Salami currently holds the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Professor Salami’s research program focuses on policies and practices shaping migrant health as well as Black people’s health. She has been involved in over 90 funded studies totalling over $230 million. She founded and leads the African Child and Youth Migration Network, a network of 42 scholars from four continents. She led the establishment of the Institute for Intersectional Studies at the University of Alberta. 

  • Daria Adèle Juüdi-Hope (Federal NDP Candidate for Kingston and The Islands)

Daria is a beacon of leadership in healthcare advocacy and social justice, blending her roles as a Registered Nurse, Educator, and Social Justice Advocate into a formidable force for change. Her professional journey seamlessly integrates academic achievements with practical experience, evident in her roles as a Clinical Instructor and Supervisor at Queen’s University and a Professor at St. Lawrence College. Now, as the Federal NDP Candidate for Kingston and The Islands, Daria’s leadership journey takes on a new dimension. 

Click here to learn more about our esteemed speakers! We look forward to seeing you on March 28.

Email: communications@pcanad.ca 

2023
13
Oct
NWBiC Webinar Series (1)
Nursing While Black in Canada (NWBiC)

Part 1: Undergraduate Nursing Student Experience

The NWBiC webinar series highlights the experiences of practicing nurses and nursing students of African descent in navigating Canadian healthcare and educational landscapes. It also provides a platform for networking with nurses across Canada and fostering a supportive environment for education and practice.

2023
27
Jan
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar 2 (4)
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series: Sickle Cell Anemia 2

The goal of the “Caring for Black Bodies” webinar series presented by the Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) is to dispel the misconception of the association of Black skin to be a biological predisposition for disease development.

For centuries, race has been misrepresented to be a biological attribute instead of a social construct. When disparities are identified in health research, researchers label race as a risk factor for the disease or condition under investigation instead of using race as a “risk marker” to explore reasons for the identified disparities.

In light of the growing body of genetic evidence, PCANAD aims to address this erroneous non-scientific assertion that has contributed to the discrimination people of African descent have experienced on these lands and beyond.

Join us on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 3: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm Pacific Time to learn more about anemia, with a special focus on sickle cell anemia. Guest speakers include Biba Tinga (President/Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada), Reeve Agyepong (Registered nurse), and individuals with lived experiences.

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2023
24
Feb
Caring for Black Bodies February 2023 (Instagram Post (Portrait))
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series 3: Stem Cell Donation

Celebrating Black History Month 2023

Stem cell transplantation is a valuable therapy for various health conditions.

In Canada, due to ancestral under-representation across blood, stem cells, organ and tissue donor pools, some patients in need of allogeneic stem cell transplantation face marked disparity in access to suitable donors.

The Black Donors Save Lives campaign aims to tackle this issue by collaborating with people of African descent in Canada to create awareness on the need for more people from diverse ancestral background to register as potential stem cell donors.

Join the Caring for Black Bodies webinar to learn more about this live saving therapy and how you can get involved.

2022
25
Nov
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series (Letterhead) (Flyer (Portrait)) (4)
Caring for Black Bodies Webinar Series: Sickle Cell Anemia 1

The goal of the “Caring for Black Bodies” webinar series presented by the Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) is to dispel the misconception of the association of Black skin to be a biological predisposition for disease development. For centuries, race has been misrepresented to be a biological attribute instead of a social construct. When disparities are identified in health research, researchers label race as a risk factor for the disease or condition under investigation instead of using race as a “risk marker” to explore reasons for the identified disparities. In light of the growing body of genetic evidence, PCANAD aims to address this erroneous non-scientific assertion that has contributed to the discrimination people of African descent have experienced on these lands and beyond.

Join us on November 25th, 2022, from 9: 00 am to 11: 00 am PDT/12: 00 noon to 2: 00 pm EDT to learn more about anemia, with a special focus on sickle cell anemia. Guest speakers include Biba Tinga (President/Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada), Dr. Jennie Haw (Scientist, Canadian Blood Services), Bukola Ibitoye (Doctoral Student, UBC), and individuals with lived experiences.

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