IDEA Resources – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action in Physiotherapy
Many thanks to the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Dr. Tracy Blake, and the numerous Members of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association who contributed to the creation of this list.
The resource list below was created as part of our ongoing commitment to creating change when it comes to inclusion, diversity, anti-racism and equity in the Physiotherapy profession and the healthcare community. The intention of this resource list is to provide barrier-free access to information that is particularly relevant to Physiotherapists. It is by no means an exhaustive list, nor will it ever be, and it is intended to be evolving as new resources become available. If there is something we should be featuring, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDEA Resources – Tools to address Inequity, Discrimination, Equity and Anti-racism in Physiotherapy
Discrimination is a powerful determinant of health. In recent months, we have heard loud and clear that we need to change our behaviours within our own clinical practices and beyond in our efforts to support meaningful, lasting change in physiotherapy, healthcare and the world.
As part of our commitment to understanding and combatting racism and discrimination and their role as a health crisis, the NOD has created this Resrouce Library in an effort to create a hub for clinicians
to grow their understanding of how racism and discrimination affect health, our practice and our profession.
We invite you to explore, share and consider contributing additional resources! Join us, as we
seek to be catalysts for change in the healthcare world, ultimately improving the health and lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
- The Internet is Free: Progressing Past Awareness and Towards Racial Justice in Physiotherapy – Webinar with Dr. Tracy Blake
- Privilege, Oppression & Allyship This interactive talk, presented by Dr. Stephanie Nixon, is related to “The Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship: Implications for Health”.
- Allyship for Rehab and Movement Professionals – Dr. Jennifer Hutton
Inequity in Sports and Exercise Medicine – Panel Discussion
- Cultural Competency and the Reproduction of White Supremacy in Occupational Therapy Education – Occupational Therapist and lecturer Marie-Lyne Grenier challenges the oppressive and pervasive narratives in occupational therapy education and discusses their role in supporting culturally unsafe practices.
- Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Webinars (this resource has several webinars that pertain to both anti-racism in healthcare and Indigenous peoples)
- Impact of COVID-19 on Providing Physiotherapy Services to Northern Manitoba First Nations Communities
- The Role of Physiotherapy in Reconciliation – Join members of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association as they explore Reconciliation through discussions around what reconciliation means to them and the role physiotherapy plays in this movement.
- Indigenous Canada – Free Course through The University of Alberta
- Cultural Safety, Indigenous Patients and Physiotherapy – Amanda Fortin and Katherine Harman
- In the fight for racial justice, the sidelines are no longer an option. By Dr Tracy Blake, PT, PhD
- Racialization and racism: Uncovering the implicit in rehabilitation sciences and research – Commentary by LLana James, Sally Abudiab, & Samira Said Omar
- White Academia: Do Better – Author, advocate and Ohio State University professor Jasmine Roberts explains the problem of White Supremacy in higher education and lists 10 tangible actions to support Black faculty, staff and students
- A Personal Reflection on Racism – Mouhammad Kaddoura, second year Physical Therapy student at Western University
- Mobilizing Reconciliation: Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report for Physiotherapy in Canada
- The coin model of privilege and critical allyship: implications for health – Stephanie Nixon
- Perspectives of Racialized Physiotherapists in Canada on Their Experiences with Racism in the Physiotherapy Profession
- Integrated care pathways for Black persons with traumatic brain injury: a protocol for a critical transdisciplinary scoping review
- Indigenous Health Research – Global Health Division
- Cultural competency and the reproduction of White supremacy in occupational therapy education
Toolkits and other Resources
- Raceandhealth.org – A hub for investigating how racism and discrimination affects health. Provides numerous resrouces, webinars, academic publications, books, and events with the goal of reducing the adverse effects of discrimination leading to poor health.
- Indigenous Ally Toolkit
- Racial Equity Tools – Tools, research tips, curricular and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working towards justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
- American Occupational Therapy Association – Cultural Competency Toolkit
- Indigenous Health Practice Resources from the Global Health Division
- Physiotherapy Practice – Indigenous Health Edition
- Global Health Division – Indigenous Health Sub-Committee Goals for 2020-2022
- https://native-land.ca/ – To learn about your territory and whether its unceded territory
- New England Journal of Medicine – Race and Medicine Collection
- Ontario Human Rights Commission – Racial inequality in access to healthcare services
- Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
Community Engagement and Initiatives
- The BBIPOC PT Student Collective
- BIPOC for Dance Health – Directory for BIPOC health professionals who support dance health.
- The Black PT Association (BPTA) – The BPTA is forming to connect and support Black PTs and PT students. The role of the BPTA will include providing networking and mentorship opportunities, increasing the voice of Black PTs within the profession and the healthcare system and inspiring Black youth to enter the field. For more information, please reach out to Meredith Smith at email@example.com.