FREE WEBINAR SERIES
Navigating Ableism Every Day
September 28, 2023
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
This free thought-provoking webinar delves into the impact of ableism on health research and care. Ableism, the discrimination and prejudice against people with disabilities, can often create barriers that hinder their access to essential healthcare services and opportunities for research participation. Our esteemed presenters, Rae Martens, Amanda St. Dennis, and Sam Micsinszki, will share compelling stories that shed light on the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. Through partnership and collaboration, Rae, Amanda, and Sam will showcase innovative practices like co-production that have the potential to break down barriers and make research and health services more accessible and equitable for all. By sharing their expertise, experiences and insights they aim to inspire change and encourage a more inclusive approach to healthcare.
Healthcare professionals will gain valuable knowledge to introduce inclusive practices, while adults with disabilities and caregivers will find empowerment and support in navigating the healthcare system and advocating for their needs and rights.
Join this insightful and empowering event to amplify voices and build bridges towards a more compassionate and inclusive healthcare environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an important discussion that seeks to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Register now to secure your spot!
Rae Martens is a Knowledge Broker affiliated with CanChild, Kids Brain Health Network, and UCalgary. Based in Calgary, she is a disabled writer with a keen interest in health policy, politics, and public health. Rae is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge and promoting community innovation. Her strong belief lies in making knowledge and partnerships accessible to everyone.
Sam Micsinszki is a registered nurse and a postdoctoral researcher at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her primary focus lies in patient and family engagement in research, along with knowledge translation and research impact. Throughout her work, she aims to include patients and families with different backgrounds and experiences and strives to conduct research that is relevant and impactful.