Project PROTECH’s 15th Resiliency Dialogue will take place on Thursday, March 18th, 2021, at 7:30 pm EST. Mark it down and don’t miss it, we have many great speakers to answer your questions regarding COVID19 vaccines.
In Ontario, phase 1 of the vaccines have been made available since December for high-risk populations, First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations and frontline workers. Phase 2 is set to be made available by April for those ages 60 and above, at-risk populations, those who cannot work from home, and those with high-risk chronic conditions. Phase 3 is set to be available in July for adults under 59. Despite these latest updates, many people are still very concerned and very much confused about the vaccine rollout and what this means for them. In this discussion, our panellists will address and answer some of the questions we may have regarding the vaccines available in Ontario.
The webinar will be conducted in English. Recording (with Chinese subtitles) will be uploaded to our Youtube Channel the following day.
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Alan Li, Principal Researcher of Project Protech.
Kristyn Wong-Tam was elected to Toronto City Council in 2010. Her contributions have led to the development and support of improved social planning programs, new affordable housing, innovative economic development programs, community art projects, and investments in diverse, family-friendly neighbourhood planning. She has led efforts to defend the rights of tenants to obtain affordable and decent standards of rental housing and helped create a neighbourhood association to preserve and protect heritage buildings and historical landscapes in the ward. Kristyn is currently the vice-Chair of the Toronto Board of Health and Chair of the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee, which provides advice to City Council on the identification, prevention, and elimination of barriers faced by people with disabilities with the goal of achieving social, cultural and economic well-being. Kristyn is a founding board member of the Toronto Biennial of Art and was voted Toronto’s Best City Councillor by NOW magazine readers four years in a row (2015-2018).
Dr. Stephanie Go is an internal medicine specialist practicing in Toronto who has been working at a community hospital in Toronto that has been an epicenter since the start of the COVID Pandemic. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University. As a first generation Chinese-Canadian, she is passionate about the role of medicine play in the social determinants of health. In particular, she is interested in how the intersection of race, gender and poverty impact communities’ access to care and services.
Domenico Calla is manager of the COVID-19 Community Engagement and Outreach Team at Toronto Public Health. As part of the City of Toronto’s pandemic response, he has provided leadership on outreach activities focused on the communities and neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19. Domenico is a Registered Social Worker and much of his career has focused on health equity and human rights.
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Darrell Tan is a Clinician-Scientist with the Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Michael’s hospital and an Associate professor at University of Toronto with the department of Medicine.
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