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September 30, 2021

OMA statement on Truth and Reconciliation

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2021—Dr. Adam Kassam, president of the Ontario Medical Association, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

“Today is an important day for us all to reflect on the deeply harmful impact residential schools have had – and continue to have – on Indigenous Peoples and this country,” Dr. Kassam said. “Let us look within and educate ourselves, and take meaningful steps to build relationships and support the healing process. We all have a part to play in advancing Truth and Reconciliation, and the OMA is committed to supporting Indigenous physicians and patients.” 

About the OMA

The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000 plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.

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