The countdown to our International Women’s Day event has officially begun! We have a line up of amazing guest speakers, but before the big day we’d love to introduce them to you.
Dr. Sarah Funnell
Dr. Sarah Funnell is a First Nations family physician, public health specialist, and clinician scientist. Her background is mixed Algonquin and Tuscarora and she grew up among the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation. Her Algonquin name, Minwanimad, means pleasant breeze.
Dr. Funnell is the Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Research and Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa (U of O) and an Assistant Professor in U of O’s Department of Family Medicine with a cross appointment to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. She is also the Director of Indigenous Health within the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University.
Dr. Funnell was an associate medical officer of health at Ottawa Public Health until April 2022. She spent most of her time supporting the local pandemic response and promoting vaccine acceptance in Indigenous communities. Dr. Funnell maintains her passion for family medicine by providing primary care services to underserved communities in and around the Ottawa area.
Satyam Shaw is the owner of Satyam Holistic Wellness. She has over 20+ years experience in the science of Ayurveda, subtle energy healing, shamanism and breathwork, including a professional certification as a Spiritual Psychotherapist. She also has extensive professional experience and passion for supporting children, teens and families.
Her services include: Private Counseling; Subtle Energy Massage; Breath Work Coaching; Group Meditation Classes; Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle and Stress and Anxiety Reduction Programs. Saytam will be leading a breathwork and guided meditation sequence that is sure to leave all attendees empowered. To learn more you can visit www.satyamholisticwellness.com
Tami Galili is an Israeli born Canadian artist whose work explores the intersection of painting and drawing. She deftly merged the two mediums to create captivating and thought-provoking pieces. With a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa and a diploma from Vitzo Tzarfat Art institute in Tel Aviv, Galili’s artworks have been exhibited in public and private galleries around the world. As a passionate advocate for feminist issues in art, Galili’s work often challenges traditional gender roles and highlights the experiences of women in contemporary society.
Her contribution to the local maker community and her receipt of professional grants from the city of Ottawa and the Ontario Art council attest to her dedication to her craft and commitment to creating meaningful and impactful art. Her art works are highly sought after and can be found in numerous collections both in Canada and abroad.
What you Need to Know about the Event
The International Women’s Day (IWD) event takes place on Sunday 5th March from 6pm – 9pm at 260 Sunnyside Avenue. To get tickets, simply click here. The total value of our raffle prize is $350 and we’re super appreciative of our donors Hair Republic, Life of Pie, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Clothes Secret, Black Squirrel Books, Billionaera and Singing Pebble Books for sponsoring this event. 10% of all ticket sales and 100% of all donations made at this event will go to Empathy House. We hope to see you there as we empower ourselves and the women around us.