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Library and Archives Canada395 Wellington Street
6:30pm

Health Care, Advocacy and the Toll of Covid-19

with Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth
Hosted by Brittlestar

Health Care, Advocacy and the Toll of Covid-19

with Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth
Hosted by Brittlestar
4
Saturday
May
6:30pm
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth

Don’t miss physician, anthropologist, Fulbright and Commonwealth scholar, Nili Kaplan-Myrth in conversation with Brittlestar. They will be joined by  Stephen FlindallSarah KaplanGail BeckKim English, Debra Lefebvre and Kenzie McCurdy for a deep dive into the ongoing impact of The COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Their new book Breaking Canadians: Health Care, Advocacy, and the Toll of COVID-19,  brings together health care experts, community advocates, and average citizens from across Canada to offer a unique analysis of the first three years of the pandemic. 

 

The book explores the fragmentation of Canada’s health care system, the growth of social inequalities, and the impact of colonialism, racism, ableism, and ageism on the well-being of people in this country. It sheds light on the people our health care system undervalues and overlooks, including nurses, social workers, and essential caregivers.

 

A collection of stories, insights, cautionary tales, and calls for action, Breaking Canadians is also a harbinger of what is to come if we do not learn, change our trajectory, and fix what is broken.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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