Riley Meade is an aspiring paediatrician who is currently attending the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Riley’s areas of interest include advocating for women’s and children’s rights and equality in healthcare.
Black Canadians have poorer health outcomes and are less likely to obtain health-care services compared to other groups. Poverty, unemployment, racism and discrimination, increase the risk of illness and interfere with timely and unprejudiced treatment. A new University of Toronto program is working toward eliminating discrimination and its adverse effects on health care.