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Understanding Trauma-Informed Practice and Engagement

Date and Time: February 7, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Location: Zoom

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This webinar featured speakers with lived experience of receiving, providing and leading care. This virtual learning event focused on: 

  • How structures of inequity, privilege and oppression amplify and re-create trauma by prioritizing the needs of specific groups (i.e. white, able-bodied, cis-gender, non-Indigenous).   
  • Intergenerational and historical trauma and its effects in the context of engaging with those with lived experience of the health system. 
  • The role of the healthcare system in inducing or perpetuating trauma among those who have past experiences of trauma. 


  • Claire Snyman, (she/her), CMA Patient Voice 
  • Carolyn Shimmin (she/her), George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation 
  • Jake Starratt-Farr (he/they), CMA Patient Voice             
  • Sudi Barre (she/her), CMA Patient Voice                        
  • Tammy White Quills-Knife (she/her), CMA Patient Voice 


  • Denise McCuaig, Métis Elder/Indigenous Coach 
  • Carol Fancott, Director, Patient Engagement & Partnerships, HEC