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This live virtual event will feature a conversation between Dr. Jeff Turnbull, local physician and Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health, and Jack McCarthy, Vice-Chair of Compassionate Ottawa. Together, they will talk about compassion on the streets of Ottawa and the conditions that some of the most vulnerable in our community live in. There will be time for questions and comments following the discussion.


Click the button above to open the registration page on Zoom. From there, enter your name and email address and click “Register.” You will then receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the link to access the session.

Dr. Jeff Turnbull, former chief of staff at The Ottawa Hospital and chief of clinical quality at Health Quality Ontario, has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally.  He is one of the founders and is currently the Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health. As well, he has been involved in education and health services initiatives to enhance community and institutional capacity and sustainable development in Bangladesh, Africa and the Balkans. He is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards, including the Order of Canada.

Jack McCarthy, Vice-Chair of Compassionate Ottawa, was the Executive Director of the Somerset West Community Health Centre from 1989 to 2016. Passionate about community development, Jack is a former Chair of the National Association of CHCs as well as the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres in Ottawa.

The first 500 registrants will be able to join the session via Zoom; others will be redirected to the live-stream on YouTube via the Compassionate Ottawa channel. A recording of the webinar will be posted on the Compassionate Ottawa YouTube channel after the session airs.

Conversations with Leaders is proudly sponsored by Zapior Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities.

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