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The Corporation of the City of Brampton is committed to celebrating and promoting diversity and inclusion and to ensuring access and equity.  Reporting to the Manager Equity and Diversity  this role will focus on facilitating the development and execution of a corporate diversity, equity and inclusion strategy through partnering with internal and external stakeholder groups to champion community outreach initiatives and ensuring diversity and inclusion strategies and programs are embedded within core processes and day-to-day operations across the Corporation and within the community. This position will have a special focus on creating and implementing a Black African & Caribbean Social, Cultural, and Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism Unit; and will facilitate the goals of this unit to develop an action plan to eradicate systemic anti-Black racism in the City of Brampton and uplift the social, cultural, and economic position of the black community.


Mike Workentin
Mike is a candidate in the Master of Public Health program at Brock University. He received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. Currently, he is a research student in the Research and Evaluation Department at Access Alliance. Mike's research interests are focused on the social determinants of health and how they impact one’s ability to access healthcare services and treatment received within the healthcare system.

Mariangela Castro Arteaga
Mariangela is a clinician who graduated from medical school at Universidad Libre-Cali (Colombia), and thanks to the incorporation of the community health course in its curriculum, she found herself enthusiastic about research, primary care, and family medicine. Her interest in social accountability and primary care has inspired Mariangela to work in rural areas, which have been disproportionately affected by inadequate access and provision of healthcare services. Mariangela also has worked in a variety of settings, from public institutions in rural areas to private and governmental entities in urban zones for around five years in Colombia and Chile. Currently, she is completing her Master of Science in Community Health – Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and she is contributing as a student as part of the Research and Evaluation Department at Access Alliance.

AKM Alamgir
Dr. AKM Alamgir is a mixed-method community-based research scientist working at the Research and Evaluation Department of Access Alliance in Toronto as the Manager of Quality and Accountability Systems. He is also the Adjunct Professor at York University in Toronto. He is teaching, as a co-supervisor, the ‘HMB496 Research Projects in Human Biology’ course at the University of Toronto. He was a professor and a departmental head at Dhaka National Medical College, Bangladesh; and the Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the State University of Bangladesh.
He conducts complex research and evaluation activities on population health, and social determinants of health intersectional with race, racism, and diversity. His research partnership includes researchers from UHN, York University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto. He has published post-secondary-level books on public health and social medicine, book chapters on the community health centre model in Toronto, and over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Courtney F. Kupka
Courtney is a health program evaluation professional and a mixed-method community-based researcher focused on addressing health inequities using evaluation and research to support evidence-informed decision making. She is a graduate of the Master of Health Evaluation program at the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Biological Science (Minors in Neuroscience and Psychology) from the University of Guelph. Currently, she works within the Research and Evaluation Department of Access Alliance supporting and implementing agency wide evaluation and research projects.

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Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events

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Professional Development Topics for IERs

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