Opening Doors

By Dr. Sara Ahronheim   On March 11, 2021, we will celebrate the first Canadian Women Physicians Day.  To mark this remarkable date, the CWIM blog will feature stories about Canadian women physicians who make a difference in the lives of millions of people across our country, on a daily basis.  This is the first […]

The System is Me Too… Le système, c’est moi aussi…

BY DR. PASCALE BREAULT, MD, CCMF (le français suit)   The system is me too… I am a doctor. I grew up without ever seeing a single Indigenous person in my daily life. I did not see their arts, rarely heard their music or language, I did not play with their children. Yet I knew […]

Losing Little Liam

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day Moderator Introduction, by Dr. Sara Ahronheim October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and in fact the whole month of October traditionally is the time to remember children who have died.  US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, in 1988, and Canada […]

Tears, shame, fear and, above all, heroism — what it’s like to work in long-term care during a pandemic

BY DR. CASSANDRA HOGGARD Cassandra Hoggard is a family doctor in Okotoks and works in multiple supportive living and long-term care sites in Calgary. Originally Published: Calgary Herald August 18 2020   The worst day of a COVID-19 outbreak in long-term care is the first day. There are tears. How did it get in? How […]

Daring to be

BY DR. CELIA SPRAGUE Dr. Sprague is a rural GP and mama of two littles, who loves to write about life in the backwoods of Northwestern Ontario.  Shared from the author’s blog, where you can find more of her beautiful work.  Standing at the kitchen sink, I stare blankly out the window into the blue-sky, […]