Category Archives: 25th Anniversary Series: Sharing our Shared Journey

Sharing our Shared Journey: Youth Programming – why the newcomer context expands to second generation kids

hani ali youth worker Hani Ali is a Youth Worker at Access Alliance. She received her BA in Literature and Comparative Religions from the University of Toronto, and has a post-graduate degree in Public Administration. She used to teach as a high school teacher. Hani grew up in different parts of the world, and still considers her passport to be her best friend!

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Sharing our Shared Journey; Making Spaces and Possibilities Accessible to All

blind clientPoe (the client’s preferred name for this interview) was born in Burma in 1972, a Karen ethnic. He volunteered at a clinic in a refugee camp before turning blind. Between 1995 and 2006 he lived in a refugee camp, moving to Canada in 2007 with his wife and young daughter.

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Sharing our Shared Journey: What’s in a CHC Model of Healthcare? More than Meets the Eye

Erik Landriault is on the Board of Directors at Access Alliance, and currently works as a Trade Advisor for Healthcare and Life Sciences with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, he was Assistant Director at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, where he managed a pan-Canadian research program in community-based primary healthcare. Erik has also held roles with the Ontario Renal Network, Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Global Forum for Health Research in Geneva. Erik has an MSc in International Health Management from Imperial College London.
Erik Landriault is on the Board of Directors at Access Alliance, and currently works as a Trade Advisor for Healthcare and Life Sciences with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Erik has also held roles with the Ontario Renal Network, Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Global Forum for Health Research in Geneva. Erik has an MSc in International Health Management from Imperial College London.

What’s in a Model?

Alphabet soup. That’s how many policy makers and clinicians refer to the range of complex models that we have in Ontario for delivering primary healthcare. Although each model has its nuances, the defining features of Community Health Centres (CHCs), like Access Alliance, are its focus on the underlying determinants of health (i.e. housing, literacy, etc.) and vulnerable populations, as well its community governance model. Continue reading Sharing our Shared Journey: What’s in a CHC Model of Healthcare? More than Meets the Eye