About the Event
The Health Equity Summit is a recognizable event that addresses health-related disparities, particularly those affecting South Asians and other racialized communities. This year’s Summit plans to address the concerns with reopening society after months of social isolation. The Summit will provide an opportunity for public health professionals, community leaders, researchers, academics, social-service providers, and decision-makers alike to demonstrate our collective capacity to improve health equity in ongoing and future public health crises.
Walied Khogali, Co-Founder - Coalition Against White Supremacy and Islamophobia
Stephen Petersen, Lead Strategic Analyst - Ontario Health
Sana Imran, Registered Social Worker
Keddone Dias, Executive Director - LAMP Community Health Centre
Dr. Amrita Mishra, Project Director - Indo-Canadian Women's Association
Dr. Amit Arya, Palliative Care Physician - Kensington Gardens
Angela Robertson, Executive Director - Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Sujane Kandasamy, PhD Candidate - McMaster University
Samiya Abdi, Senior Program Specialist - Public Health Ontario
Maneet Chahal, Co-Founder - SOCH Mental Health
Jayneel Limbachia, Co-Founder - COVID-19 Made Simple
Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health - Toronto Public Health
Sabina Vohra Miller, Co-Founder - Vohra-Miller Foundation
Corey Bernard, Director of Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism - Ontario Health
Nousin Hussan, Researcher - Public Health Ontario
Summit Proceedings Report
For the first time ever, CASSA hosted our 10th Annual Health Equity Summit using Pheedloop, a virtual event platform. Last year, the summit focused on the beginning phases of COVID-19 emergency care and response. And this year, CASSA continued the conversation across two days, but focused on the concerns with reopening society after months of social isolation.
The overarching theme of the summit was ‘COVID-19 Response: Road to Recovery’. The summit provided an opportunity for public health professionals, community leaders, researchers, academic, social-service providers, and decision-makers alike to demonstrate our collective capacity to improve health equity in ongoing and future public health crises. At this event, we covered many issues including chronic health, mental health, sexual health, maternal health, migrant health, social determinants of health, best practices, policy-making, and advocacy.