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Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO)



We envision a province where Black Ontarians are equitably represented in the field of medicine and racialized health disparities are eliminated.


  • To cultivate an active and engaged network of training and practising Black physicians 

  • To provide opportunities for professional development

  • To improve health outcomes for Black Ontarians

Strategic Goals

  1. Build, cultivate, and prepare an engaged community of training Black physicians

  2. Host forums for Black physicians to connect and learn

  3. Influence policy and decision – making on issues that impact the health of Black Ontarians

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Top: Mr. Evol Williams, Dr. Placide Rubabaza, Dr. Onye Nnorom, Dr. Andrew Thomas, Dr. Tola Overduin

Bottom: Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir, Dr. Teresa Semalulu, Dr. Neil Isaac, Ms. Dionne Woodward

Board members not in photo: Dr. Chiebere Ogbuneke, Dr. Ewurabena Simpson, Ms. Dina Maxwell, Dr. Mojola Omole

The team behind the “Race Health & Happiness” podcast. Back row, from left to right: Semipe Oni, Bhavna Samtani and Obadiah George. Front row, from left to right: Onye Nnorom and Karl Kabasele (photo by Françoise Makanda)

Black Canadian Health & Medical Education - Coming Soon!

Black Health Ed Collaborative Co-Leads:

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Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Dalhousie University

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Dr. Onye Nnorom, University of Toronto

Black Med Ed Collaborative Team:

Dr. Delia Douglas, University of Manitoba
Dr. Barbara-Ann Hamilton Hinch, Dalhousie University
Professor Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, University of Toronto
Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed, Dalhousie University

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