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At this time, BPAO is not well positioned to refer patients or recommend physicians. This is something we are hoping to do in the future. In the meantime, however, we suggest that you consider seeking care at one of the three Community Health Centre clinics in the GTA that have a mandate to serve the Black community.

Note: Not all the providers are Black, but they use a culturally safe approach to care, and the Black community is one of their priority groups:

1) Black Creek CHC: http://www.bcchc.com

2) TAIBU CHC in Scarborough: http://www.taibuchc.ca/

3) Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC (they serve females only), located downtown: https://www.whiwh.com/

At this time, BPAO is not well positioned to refer patients or recommend physicians. This is something we are hoping to do in the future. In the meantime, however, we suggest that you consider seeking care at one of the community health centres that provide equitable health care and community services for various communities.

Many can be found by searching the website of the Alliance for Healthy Communities (AHC). The AHC represents 107 community-governed primary health care organizations. Search for a centre near you: https://www.allianceon.org/find-a-centre

 We have numerous physicians with varying specialties who are willing to speak at events. Please contact us at info@bpao.org with all pertinent details so we can assist you in finding a suitable physician for your event.

BPAO does not currently offer assistance with medical school applications, but the Community of Support at the University of Toronto may be able to provide you with some mentorship and support.

We are more than happy to share your job posting with our members. Please contact us directly at info@bpao.org for additional details.

The BPAO offers 2 scholarships per year with the support of District 11(Toronto) of the Ontario Medical Association.  The scholarships are offered via the Ontario Medical Foundation.

We would be delighted to have you join the team!  You can sign up here to become a member.

We welcome all those who are invested in the improvement of the health and wellness of the Black population to join. We have memberships for medical students, non-physician professionals, residents/ fellows, and physicians. Learn more here.

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