CMA Foundation provides $1M to IPAC for mentorship program

August 20, 2021
The CMA Foundation will be providing a $1M grant to the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) to support the development of a national mentorship program for Indigenous medical learners and physicians. The program will connect Indigenous medical learners to mentors who can provide guidance, training, advice, and growth opportunities. “As Indigenous Peoples, learning from our Elders and Knowledge Keepers is part of our culture. Mentorship encourages mutual respect and strengthens Indigenous ways,” explained Syexwalia, Knowledge Keeper and Elder from Squamish Nation. “I look forward to working with IPAC as they develop their nation-wide mentorship program in support of Indigenous medical learners and early career physicians.” Nation Talk (National)