About Us

The National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education (NCIME) is a partnership between the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The NCIME was formed to implement Indigenous-led work streams that will transform Indigenous medical education and contribute to the delivery of culturally safe care.

Our Work

Ensuring access to culturally safe care begins with systemic change led by Indigenous voices to reform how medical professionals are instructed and evaluated in Canada. With the leadership and support of the consortium, national education organizations will support Indigenous leadership to inform the future of health service delivery. Throughout this exciting and transitionary time, the NCIME will continue to implement the work that will transform the future of Indigenous Medical Education.

Working Groups

The NCIME has established Working Groups, and workplans focused on improvements in the following priority action areas:

  • Assessment of Indigenous studies, cultural safety, and anti-racism
  • Anti-racism, policies, processes, and implementation support
  • Indigenous student admissions and transitions
  • Indigenous faculty recruitment and retention
  • Improving cultural safety in curriculum
  • Indigenous physician wellness and joy in work

The six Working Groups are Chaired by members of the NCIME Executive Committee, and will include an Associate Chair who is a resident or early career physician, an Elder or Knowledge Keeper, and members will be drawn from the NCIME’s core and stakeholder organizations. Administrative, research and evaluation support will be provided by the NCIME staff, and consultants will be utilized as needed for special areas of expertise.

Our Team

Danielle N. Soucy, PhD(c)

Executive Director

Jordan Carrier

Director of Community Engagement

Joseph B. Nguemo Djiometio, PhD, MPH

Evaluation and QI Specialist

Arlana Redsky

Indigenous Research Methods Assistant

Alexandra Nychuk

Evaluation Assistant

Sara Ayaruak-Thomson

Associate Project Manager

Our Executive

Dr. Marcia Anderson, MD, MPH, FRCPC

AFMC Indigenous Health Lead | Chair

Dr. Darlene Kitty, MD

CFPC Indigenous Health Lead | Member

Dr. Sarah Funnell, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC

MCC Indigenous Health Lead | Member

Dr. Lisa Richardson, MD

RSPSC Indigenous Health Lead | Member

Leslie Spillett

Knowledge Keeper | Giizhigooweyaabikwe (Painted Sky Woman)

Dr. Mandy Buss, MD

IPAC President | Member

Dr. Michael Dumont, MD

IPAC Vice President | Member