Announcing the new Director of Indigenous Health
Sherry Sandy will head a new directorate to advance work towards Reconciliation at the Royal College
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is pleased to announce that effective June 20, 2022, Sherry Sandy will be taking on the role of Director of the Office of Indigenous Health, which was newly created to be the centre for the work needed to advance our commitment to Reconciliation.
In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Indigenous Health is responsible for leading the long-term strategy and ongoing business operations for the Office of Indigenous Health.
This new office will be guided by the Elders’ Council (once convened) and the Indigenous Health Committee and committee leadership.
Sherry joined the Royal College last year as the Indigenous Health Program Manager in June 2021. Prior to that, she had a decade of experience in progressively senior positions with a track record of accomplishments in Indigenous Health, program development, partnership, and collaboration building. She has thirty years plus working with Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations at the grass root, regional, and national levels.
She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University and a Master of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University.
In her new role, Sherry will be working with individuals at all levels of the organization, including members of the Council, its Executive Committee, the Indigenous Health Committee (IHC), Elder’s Council and standing committees, leaders and staff.