Winter 2022 (Volume 32, Number 4)
CRA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force Update
By Nicole Johnson, MD, FRCPC
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Continue To Be Leading Priorities
of the Canadian Rheumatology Association
The CRA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Task
Force has been working diligently to advance the
CRA’s journey in EDI. We are pleased to announce
that the Task Force has engaged an EDI consultant to
co-facilitate with the Task Force in advancing EDI efforts
throughout the organization. Amorell Saunders N’Daw
will assist the group in focusing our initiatives in the
short term to further embed EDI principles within the
organization, and will aid in guiding our work towards a
framework for a long-term EDI strategic plan for the organization.
To learn more about Amorell Saunders N’Daw’s
dynamic experiences and successful career, please visit
the following link amorell.com/about/.
The Task force members have been active with several
educational offerings. One such activity was an
introduction to EDI in the CRA LEAdership Program
(LEAP) presentations. During the Annual Scientific
Meeting taking place in February 2023, Task Force
members are inviting you to attend our workshops on
the principles of an inclusive education in rheumatology
and on how to incorporate trauma-informed care into
our clinical rheumatology practices.
Finally, look out for our periodic distribution of EDI
resources through the President’s update. The Task Force
also welcomes any feedback, comments, and ideas from
our CRA members, so please reach out by emailing our
coordinator, Erin Stewart at email@example.com.
CRA EDI Task Force Members:
- Dr. Nicole Johnson, Chair
- Dr. Aurore Fifi-Mah
- Dr. Natasha Gakhal
- Dr. Raphael Kraus
- Dr. Manisha Mulgund
- Dr. Trudy Taylor
- Dr. Alan Zhou
- EDI consultant: Amorell Saunders N’Daw
- Administrative Support: Erin Stewart and
Members of the CRA EDI Task Force during their virtual meeting in October 2022.
From left to right,
top row: Erin Stewart, Dr. Nicole Johnson, Dr. Raphael Kraus, and
Dr. Alan Zhou. Middle row:
Dr. Trudy Taylor, Dr. Natasha Gakhal, Dr. Manisha Mulgund,
and Kevin Baijnauth. Bottom row:
Dr. Aurore Fifi-Mah and Amorell Saunders N'Daw.