In honour of Black History Month, we celebrate Black physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants over our history that have changed lives and contributed to the profession and the Association as member volunteers, clinical experts, leaders, educators and researchers.
For more information surrounding Black History Month, the Ontario Black History Society has several resources including a blog series that focuses on the impact of recent events as part of Black history, and how Black Ontarians are meeting these times personally and professionally. You can find the blog and other resources at: blackhistorysociety.ca/
This year has also highlighted longstanding issues of systemic racism in healthcare experienced by Black people in Canada. This Interview speaks to some of these issues within the Ontario context.
As a member organization, OPA continues on our journey to learn and live our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and to address racism against Black, Indigenous and racialized communities in the healthcare system all year round.