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Event Summary

The year 2020 will be earmarked in history as the year when the world changed forever. And as we continue to face a global health crisis with COVID-19, the inequities that Indigenous and racialized communities in Canada must endure - especially related to health care - have become more apparent than ever.

Event Details

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the inequities that Indigenous and racialized communities in Canada face - especially related to health care - have become more apparent than ever. Join UHN experts Dr. Lisa Richardson, Staff Physician, General Internal Medicine, UHN, Dr. Andrew Boozary, Executive Director, Population Health & Social Medicine and Sané Dube, Manager of Community and Policy, Social Medicine Program as they discuss their work creating an Indigenous health strategy, as well as how UHN is developing and scaling new models of healthcare delivery to meet the challenges patients with complex health and social needs endure.

The event will also include a very special cooking masterclass hosted by TL Insider's Chef-In-Residence, Joseph Shawana, where he'll teach guests how to make Pine Ash Custard Elk with Plum and Peaches. Members can have all the ingredients for the masterclass delivered right to their door through The TL Insider's Chef Pantry.

The evening will provide an opportunity to discuss how as an individual and as a community we can take meaningful action to create a more equitable and inclusive society and what role we can each play in allyship in healthcare.

This Serving Knowledge event is presented by Jack Harding, Co-founder & Partner, Diner Agency, a member of the UHN Impact Collective. Together this group of next-generation leaders share a passion for community-building and advancing the future of health care by raising awareness and financial support for the highest priorities of Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals.

Let us make an impact together on Giving Tuesday – take action, support healthcare and acquire knowledge. 

Meet Our Speakers

Lisa Richardson is a mixed blood Anishinaabe physician and educator at the University Heath Network. 








Dr. Andrew Boozary is a primary care physician and Executive Director, Population Health and Social Medicine at University Health Network (UHN). He holds academic appointments as an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto and as an adjunct faculty member at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Boozary is the founding editor-in-chief of the Harvard Public Health Review and completed his medical training at the University of Toronto and health policy training at Princeton University (Master in Public Policy) and Harvard University (Master of Science). He has maintained active research as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is a Senior Fellow at the Wellesley Institute.

At UHN, Dr. Boozary is working to develop, evaluate and scale new models of healthcare delivery for patients with complex health and social needs. During this pandemic, Dr. Boozary also serves as co-lead of the Ontario Health Toronto Region COVID-19 Homelessness Response and is a member of the Canadian Medical Association's Post-Pandemic Expert Advisory Group.


Sané Dube joined UHN’s Social Medicine Program as the Manager of Community and Policy in 2020. Sané is a policy analyst and knowledge broker. Prior to joining UHN, Sané worked in the community based primary health care sector, where she supported development of strategies to advance Black health. Her work has prioritized addressing and reducing barriers to health care for marginalized populations. She has also worked in community development, health promotion, and strategic communications. Sané holds a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her people are the Ndebele of what is now called Zimbabwe. She is currently based in Treaty 13 territory (Toronto).





 TL Insider's Chef-In-Residence 

Chef Joseph Shawana is Odawa, part of the Three Fires Confederacy. Born and raised in Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve located on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, he was brought up knowing that food is life. Currently Chair of Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations and a Professor at Centennial College, Chef Shawana has been named one of the top ten chefs in Ontario and won the ‘best world cuisine’ award in 2019 with his restaurant Ku Kum Kitchen, in Toronto, beating over 33,000 restaurants. Chef Shawana's food philosophy stems from his deep-rooted Indigenous heritage that amplifies each story that is tied to each plate he makes.






This event will be hosted by Jason Maghanoy, Head of Business Development, Toronto Life, with an opportunity for guests to ask questions.

Event Format: A virtual edition of Serving Knowledge Supper Club hosted on Zoom including a conversation with Dr. Lisa Richardson, Dr. Andrew Boozary and Sané Dube, a Masterclass led by Chef Joseph Shawana, an audience Q&A and networking portion. Email questions in advance for the UHN experts to

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