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Focus Group Exploring Medical Racism and Ableism in Healthcare

On Saturday October 21st 2022 from 6 PM - 8 PM we will be hosting an online focus group with disabled Black and racialized disabled community members in Hamilton and across Ontario, in order to deepen our understanding of medical racism and ableism in healthcare. We'll ask questions and collaboratively build a toolkit that will help Black and racialized disabled people combat medical racism and structural ableism they may face while receiving healthcare. Honorariums will be provided to each participant. All questions are optional, and the results of the focus groups will be kept anonymous. There will be 12 focus groups throughout the next few months. All participants can participate virtually. If you cannot make the October 21st date, register through Eventbrite to be included in upcoming focus groups on the same topic at a later date.

This project is being run in collaboration with the Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health and the Black Health Alliance.

Focus group questions can be provided in advance upon request, and all participants will be asked to sign confidentiality agreements in order to keep the space safe. Closed captioning will be provided at each focus group meeting. ASL caption can be provided upon request at registration. For other access needs, please email


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