The Division of Community Engagement is committed to building community and academic capacity and partnerships in support of health equity, social justice and social accountability in the educational, service and research programs in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Our Division champions a culture shift within our Faculty to better achieve these goals. We acknowledge the Traditional Territory of Treaty 6 on which our offices are situated, a welcoming place for peoples from around the world. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux for sharing this land with us.
The Division is a cross-disciplinary community engaging with communities to facilitate dialogue and to be part of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s work to meet the priority health concerns of the communities it serves through innovative medical education programs, thoughtful research and related activities.
Community Engagement provides an academic home to the following programs:
The Goals of the Division are:
- To advocate for and increase the use of social accountability principles by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry to address the needs of populations experiencing health inequities;
- To increase the focus on health equity, social justice and social accountability in the educational, service and research programs in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry;
- To partner and collaborate with global, Indigenous, inner city and rural communities with honour and respect; to learn from each other and to work with communities to better address their needs; and
- To develop a place/space to foster creativity, ingenuity and engagement.