2 days / 8 talks
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October 21-22
South Asian woman, health justice activist, Toronto-based family doctor

Dr. Ritika Goel

“I work as a family doctor in Toronto with some of the most vulnerable members of our society. I work with people experiencing homelessness, and immigrants, refugees and undocumented people. When politicians make up theoretical policies, I see the real impacts on real people in their lives.“

Dr. Ritika Goel is a family physician with the Inner City Health Associates in Toronto at the Inner City Family Health Team, Sistering Women’s Drop In and the FCJ Refugee Centre. Her clinical work is with people who are homeless or under housed, as well as migrants who are uninsured. She has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and is a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Ritika has been involved in various social justice causes including issues pertaining to medicare, poverty and immigration. She is a board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, co-chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Poverty and Health Committee and an organizer with the OHIP for All campaign



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