Join us for our 2022 AGM on Wednesday November 23rd!

Join us for AVI’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 23rd from 4:00-6:00pm via Zoom.

Please RSVP if you are able to join us:

This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Kate Elliott. Dr. Elliott received her medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019 and a graduate certificate in global health in 2017. She completed a Master of Public Health and Social Policy in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011 from the University of Victoria. With a strong interest in supporting Indigenous health care initiatives, she completed her residency in Indigenous Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Elliott has a medical practice that provides care to the urban indigenous community in Victoria. Dr. Elliott is the provincially elected Métis Women BC Chair and is the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions for Métis Nation British Columbia. She also serves as co-chair for the provincial investigation into anti-indigenous racism in BC healthcare, the In Plain Sight task team. Through numerous academic projects, publications, and presentations, Dr. Elliott shares her passion for community health with a broader community. She co-published a book entitled "Everyday Violence in the Lives of Youth" that explores how structural violence harms youth and their sense of belonging and connection to society. She also gives presentations on cultural safety and trauma, the impact of occupational racial violence on health care, and involving Métis communities in participatory action research.