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Advocacy

The advocacy section provides resources focused on advocacy for the self and system.  We include many resources that cover core concepts of Anti-Oppression, Accessibility, Wellness, Professional Values, and Safety. We also include a number of resources to help you understand the ways in which these core concepts show up in the world in and in our workplaces and resources that help you take action at personal, interpersonal, institutional and societal levels. We acknowledge that the resources included in this section invite a multiplicity of perspectives, viewpoints, and may at times use language and terminology that could be triggering for some or conflicting. Furthermore, many of our Advocacy related resources are more typically explored in the context of programming, where facilitated conversations can transpire and explore the complexity of these concepts. As we consider the limitations of the static online environment for this dialogue, we encourage you to consider your own wellness and needs as you engage with the resources. You may consider who in your communities you may be able to connect with, to evoke deeper reflexivity and to engage necessary supports. See our partner offices in the menu on the right.

Considering our organizational context, we first encourage engagement with the following reports that situate the position, commitments and actions of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine:

There is a need for meaningful action across all dimensions of our work, including individual learning, organizational and system structures and expectations, and the norms, beliefs and values that make up everyday culture. The interconnections and interdependencies across these dimensions is illustrated in the graphic below.

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Graphic developed by Dr. Lynn Wilson (Vice Dean, Clinical and Faculty Affairs), Dr. Pier Bryden (Senior Advisor, Clinical Affairs & Professional Values), Dr. Julie Maggi (Director, Faculty Wellness) and graphic designer Mark Bennett.

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Advocacy in the healthcare system is a priority for the CFD. We have included a number of resources here to help everyone learn more about anti-oppression, accessibility, representation, and more. Use the category buttons above to refine your search.

Advocacy Resources

Information for Faculty and Academic Staff on Effective Accommodations for Placements, and Practicums

For some students, the demands of a clinical environment reveal unexpected disability-related issues that might not have required accommodations in the past.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Accessibility
Source The Tri-Campus Accessibility Offices, University of Toronto

Accessible and Inclusive Teaching

Tip sheets that support equitable, inclusive, accessible teaching and learning.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Accessibility
Source Teaching Assistants' Training Program, University of Toronto

Guidelines for Inclusivity

These guidelines are intended to be an introduction to the topics of inclusivity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression and how these concepts can be practically integrated into medical education.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Inclusivity
Source Maxime Billick, Brandon Christensen, Jeremy Cygler, Sheliza Halani, Zoha Hassan, Sameer Kushwaha, Hayeong Rho, Nikita-Kiran Singh, Adam Suleman, Corita Vincent, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto

More Than Pronouns: A Dialogue on Trans-Inclusion in the Workplace

Navigating a career can feel complicated or confusing. For trans and nonbinary people, there can be additional barriers in place which make the process even more complex.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, University of Toronto

The coin model of privilege and critical allyship: implications for health

In this conceptualization of health inequity, we have limited the potential for disruptive action to end these enduring patterns.

  • Article
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Critical Allyship
Source Stephanie A. Nixon, BMC Public Health 19, 1637 (2019).

The Problem with Race-Based Medicine

Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Racism
  • Systemic Racism
Source TedEd

Bringing Reconciliation To Healthcare In Canada

This HealthCareCAN Report discusses critical issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the role that Canadian health leaders play in helping to close the health gap.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Truth and Reconciliation
Source Richardson L, Murphy T. 2018. HealthCareCAN

Islamophobia Is: Educator’s Guide

The Educators’ Guide video series reflects the lives realities of Muslim individuals and communities in Canada. There is a gap that exists in mainstream conversation about anti-Muslim racism. Using accessible and concise videos, this series brings knowledge and analysis of anti-Muslim racism to mainstream audiences.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Anti-Racism
Source YouthREX

Guide to Allyship

An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Allyship
Source Amélie lamont, amélie. studio

What is Intersectionality?

Outlines intersectional theory, the study of how overlapping or intersecting social identities—and particularly minority identities—relate to systems and structures of discrimination.

  • Video
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Intersectionality
  • Advocacy
Source Kimberle Chrenshaw, National Association of Independent School (2018)

Professional Values Powerpoint Slides

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Professional Values
Source The Faculty of Medicine Professional Values Faculty Development Group, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Grounding Excercise (5-4-3-2-1)

Learn about a simple strategy you can practice today to help when feeling stressed or overwhelmed. By using your five senses, you will be able to increase your awareness of your environment and, in the process, regulate both your emotional and physical reactions.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Wellness
Source Postgraduate Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Demystifying Academic Accommodations

This document has been created to provide instructors with information about accommodating students with disabilities.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Accessibility
Source The Office for Students with Disabilities (The OFSD), University of Toronto

Avoiding Ableist Language

Serves as a reference for linguistic microaggressions and everyday, casual ableism.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Accessibility
  • Anti-Ableism
Source Augsburg University

Report of the University of Toronto Anti-Semitism Working Group

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Anti-Semitism
Source University of Toronto Anti-Semitism Working Group

Culture, Equity, and Justice in Occupational Therapy Practice

This guide outlines specific expectations for how occupational therapists (OTs) can provide services that are culturally safer while upholding the human rights of all clients and the people that OTs work with. These expectations apply to all OTs. Those in macro-level roles, such as leading and teaching, will be especially influential in actioning this work.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Health Professions
Source College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain

This video reframes a trauma perspective in terms of learning brain versus survival brain as a way to make it easier for teachers to talk about trauma with students.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Trauma Informed Education
Source Jacob Ham

Systemic Racism in Canada

CBC Report: The police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed have brought renewed attention to systemic racism. In Canada, some have been quick to deny its existence. But these experts say racism has been normalized within Canadian institutions.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Racism
  • Systemic Racism
Source CBC News

Implicit Bias in the Clinical Setting and Learning Environment

Understanding implicit attitudes and how they influence behavior is important for healthcare professionals working with students.

  • Course
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Implicit Bias
Source Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Washington School of Medicine

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling, Education and Beyond

The resource booklet provides books, interviews, webinars, documentaries, articles, reports, toolkits, and resources on the experiences of Black communities in Canada and the impacts of systemic anti-Black racism.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Anti-Racism
Source Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies

Building the Foundations of Anti-Oppressive Healthcare

Introduces participants to the language and frameworks of anti-oppression and social justice.

  • Course
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Centre for Faculty Development and Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Equity and Inclusion Glossary of Terms

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Equity and Inclusion Office, University of British Columbia

Professional Values eLearning Module

This eLearning module is based on the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine's Standards of Professional Behaviour for Medical Clinical Faculty. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

  • Course
  • Advocacy
  • Professional Values
Source The Faculty of Medicine Professional Values Faculty Development Group, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Gratitude versus Comparison

In this video, we explore the difference between practicing gratitude and comparing oneself to others. Often when we try to cheer ourselves up we can unintentionally minimize how we are feeling. Learn what to look out for and how to replace this habit with a strategy that helps create space for your emotions without judgement.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Wellness
Source Postgraduate Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Universal Design for Learning

Framework and resources to change the design of the learning environment rather than change the learner.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Accessibility
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Black at Temerty Medicine: Addressing Anti-Black Racism at Temerty Medicine

This report provides an accounting of current and future actions to address and dismantle anti-Black racism at Temerty Medicine, with a particular focus on the MD Program and Postgraduate Medical Education.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto

Anti-Semitism Education

This video charts the history of antisemitism from its origins until today. It tackles the hard questions about different and changing forms of antisemitism, persistent anti-Jewish stereotypes, the complex racial position of Jews in contemporary America, and the precise line between criticism of Israel and antisemitism.

  • Video
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Anti-Semitism
Source ouTube, Written By: Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Ethan Katz, Steven Davidoff Solomon Produced By: Sarah Lefton Animated By: Jenny Anderson

Seven-Step Framework for Critical Analysis and Its Application in the Field of Physical Therapy

The purpose of critical analysis is to invite and promote dialogue that assists physical therapist clinicians, researchers, and students to arrive at new insights about the impacts of their day-to-day actions.

  • Article
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Stephanie A. Nixon, Euson Yeung, James A. Shaw, Ayelet Kuper, Barbara E. Gibson, Seven-Step Framework for Critical Analysis and Its Application in the Field of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, Volume 97, Issue 2, February 2017

The Micropedia

Learn more about microaggressions and their impact.

  • Website
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Microaggressions
Source The Micropedia

Facilitating Difficult Race Discussions

Five ineffective strategies and five effective strategies for facilitating difficult race discussions.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Derald Wing Sue, PhD Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Health Equity Framework and Inclusion Framework

The purpose of this framework is to promote an equitable and inclusive learning environment and to embed a health equity lens into the planning, development and delivery of education and training initiatives.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Agic, B., Fruitman, H., Maharaj, A., Taylor, J., Ashraf, A., Henderson, J., Ronda, N., McKenzie, K., Sockalingam, S.Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Anti-Muslim Racism Beyond Islamophobia

Unpacks the compounding experiences of being Muslim and Black and the intersections of anti-Muslim racism and anti-Blackness; examines the role of Islam in shaping social change; adresses historical and present-day manifestations of anti-Muslim racism.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Anti-Racism
Source Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies

Project Implicit

Project Implicit is the product of a team of scientists whose research produced new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes, and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.

  • Website
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Implicit Bias
Source Harvard University, Project Implicit Team

The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP)

Defines the ASPE (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP) for those working with human role players (SPs) in Simulation.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Patient/Client Representation
Source Karen K, Lewis, Carrie A. Bohnert, Wendy L. Gammon, Henrike Hölzer, Lorraine Lyman, Cathy Smith, Tonya A. Thompson, Amelia Wallace, Gayle Gliva-McConvey (2017). Advances in Simulation, 2(10)

Living our Professional Values: Essentials for Faculty Development Guide

This guide is meant to be used in a variety of ways to engage faculty members in discussions about the critical role that professional values play in teaching and learning contexts, as well as the evolution of how we articulate and support these values today.

  • Guide
  • Advocacy
  • Professional Values
Source The Faculty of Medicine Professional Values Faculty Development Group, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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