Dr. Notisha Massaquoi

Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is one of Canada’s leading experts in developing equity responsive organizations. Most notably she spearheaded the development and served as the Executive Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto, Canada – the only Community Health Centre in North America that provides specialized primary healthcare for Black and racialized women. Notisha is a subject matter expert in the areas of Health Equity, Anti-Black Racism and Race-Based Data Collection. She has served as an advisor on the Ontario Premier’s Advisory Council on Violence Against Women, the City of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Strategy Work Group on Race-Based Data Collection and she co-chaired the Anti-Racism Advisory Panel of the Toronto Police Services Board, which was recently responsible for producing the first mandatory race-based data collection policy for a police service in Canada. She serves as Board trustee for the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) and The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). Notisha is currently a Provost Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

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