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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/

Additionally, the Black Health Professionals Network (BHPN) recently launched a Black Healthcare Professionals Directory—a valuable database of Black healthcare professionals in Ontario. This resource can aid you in finding culturally sensitive and competent healthcare providers who understand the unique needs of the Black community.

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

The Black Health Professionals Network (BHPN) recently launched a Black Healthcare Professionals Directory. This is a valuable database of Black Physicians in Ontario which can help you find culturally sensitive and competent healthcare providers who understand the unique needs of the Black community.

 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.

The Black Physician Grants and Research Committee (BPGRC) of the Black Physicians Association of Ontario is committed to reducing healthcare disparities and advancing medical knowledge within the Black community. To achieve this, the BPGRC is inviting research grant applications from Black Physicians actively engaged in medical practice or research. The committee seeks proposals that align with their objectives and will provide financial support through grants, promote collaboration among Black Physicians for multidisciplinary research initiatives, and support the dissemination of research findings within the Black community and healthcare sector.

The BPGRC is committed to enhancing the quality of scholarly research among current and future physicians. Those interested in applying can easily submit their proposals through the online application form. Applications are accepted year-round with quarterly approvals. For any queries or concerns, please contact us at info@bpao.org.

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