Reminder! Our Annual General Meeting will be held online via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The theme this year is Connecting Across Differences
The event will feature College updates and business, a Q&A with SCoP staff and Council, and two professional development presentations.
Video and microphone capabilities are not needed for participants. Questions will be asked by typing them into the Q&A area and voting will occur by poll.
Registration is required to attend. 8 CE credits from NOCP area 1 will be awarded to those who attend.
Featured Speaker: Dr. James Makokis
Dr. James Makokis leads one of North America’s most progressive family medical clinics serving both LGBTQ2S and First Nation peoples from all over Canada. Dr. James Makokis is a national and internationally recognized leader and author in the area of Indigenous health and transgender health. Recently named to “The Medical Post’s 2021 Power List,” Dr. Makokis believes that power should be shared, especially with those who have been disempowered. His philosophy of leadership is based on Nehiyô iyintiw wiyasiwewina (Cree Natural Laws) including kisewatisiwin (kindness), kwayask itatisiwin (honesty), sohkeyitamowin (strength/determination), and pahkwenamatowin (sharing) as taught to him by his Elders.
He is a proud Cree, Two-Spirit physician from Saddle Lake First Nation in Northern, AB and known as one of Canada’s most progressive doctors and experts on numerous topics. Through his work, he is on a mission to serve marginalized populations and to change the outcomes for Indigenous and LGBTQ2S Peoples. Dr. James Makokis and his partner Anthony Johnson were crowned winners of the Amazing Race Canada Season 7, where they received international recognition for their advocacy of marginalized individuals by making the world aware of the impact of discrimination and the mistreatment of anyone labelled as being “different”. They both currently reside on Treaty 6 Territory outside of Edmonton.
Featured Speaker: Dan Fraser
Session Title: Build Fast Rapport with Anyone
Summary: For the past two years Dan has worked as a contract investigator for SCoP. Many of the complaints filed are for the same issue – patients and their families didn’t feel respected or heard. Your technical skills may be bang on, but people remember how you made them feel. How do we build trust and rapport? It’s all in how you communicate. This 60-minute virtual session will demonstrate some subtle ways to build and maintain rapport with clients and their families.