The intention of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada is to mentor indigenous people who wish to enter health care fields. It's really based on an attempt to address health inequities and health outcomes, as well as health parameters for first nations, Métis and Inuit. Statistically, when we look at the data, we see that the impact of colonization bears most of the brunt of disease and unwellness patterns in first nations communities. Really, the intention of that organization is to work with universities across Canada to ensure that those universities work with the local communities to address some of those health workforce gaps where first nations people are not represented. It's a volunteer organization, basically.
On February 21st, 2019. See this statement in context.