Dr. Kent Saylor awarded the Inaugaural Dr. Peter Bryce Henderson Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy for Aboriginal Children
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 09:17
Dr. Kent Saylor, a visiting professor at the MCH, has been awarded the Inaugaural Dr. Peter Bryce Henderson Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy for First Nations, Metis and Inuit FNMI Children and youth, given by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. This award honours individuals who advocate for systemic changes in order to improve the lives of FNMI children and youth.
Dr. Saylor has been visiting our coastal Cree communities for about 10 years now and follows children and youth in
. As a pediatrician, while his work is mainly clinical, he does advocate for our children and youth to receive better housing, paramedical services such as special needs educational services, speech therapy etc. He has been very active in the Special Needs project that is gearing up services here in the Territory. He also teaches at McGill and works at Montreal Children's Hospital and has been a strong force in educating medical students and residents in aboriginal children and youth health and social issues, which contributes to their understanding and appreciation of the challenges we face, affecting our children, families and communities, as well as his own community of Kahnawake. Montreal
Congratulations Dr. Saylor and thank you for your diligent work in helping our children and youth.