Partners in reconciliation: Recognizing and respecting Indigenous health

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 09:00 - 16:00

Where: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Join Jane Philpott to talk Indigenous health on September 27 

The Public Policy Forum is pleased to present a conference focused on reconciliation and strategies for implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s health-related Calls to Action while building a healthcare system of cultural competence for Indigenous inclusion in Canada.

Meet fellow conference participants at a welcome reception on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the newly renovated and expanded National Arts Centre.

Click here to see our draft agenda. 

Conference lineup

Keynote: The Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services

Speakers include

Amanda Sauve, National Officer, Indigenous Health, Canadian Federation of Medical Students


Alika Lafontaine, Anesthesiologist, Board Member with HealthcareCAN

Dr. Renee Linklater, ‎Director, Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Dr. Bernice Downey, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Health Lead, Faculty of Health Science, McMaster University 

Ticket prices

  • PPF Members Pricing (Single Ticket) - $200.00
  • Non Members (Single Ticket) - $250.00
  • Sponsored Ticket (Elder, Student, Youth) - $25.00

Hotel rooms

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Lord Elgin hotel, which is across the street from the NAC. Phone 1-800-267-4298 or email to make reservations. Rooms are available on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Please quote the Public Policy Forum room block when booking.

For more information about the conference program, contact Tanya Gracie, Policy Lead, at 613-238-7858 ext. 247, or at

Thank you to our presenting partner:

Thank you to our partners: