Please join our new hybrid peer support group for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit residents and medical students. 

Group peer support brings together people who share a lived or living experience and provides a confidential, supportive space where peers can listen without judgment, share insights, and provide hope and encouragement to one another. 

The goals of the group are to: 

  • increase community and connection 
  • lessen distress
  • identify and leverage strengths from participants’ lived and living experiences

Join in-person at the Doctors Manitoba Bannatyne Office or virtually on Zoom. Register for one or more sessions here.

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 9, 2024: 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • May 14, 2024: 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • June 11, 2024: 7:00 – 8:30pm

If you would like more information or have questions about this group, please email the physician facilitator, Dr. Yvette Emerson.

Dr. Yvette Emerson

Dr. Emerson is an emergency medicine and family physician registered with Sandy Bay First Nation who also recognizes her prior membership in the MMF and her white settler ancestry. Her mother’s people 

come from the Camperville/​Pine Creek/​Winnipegosis area and her father’s from the Hamiota area. She grew up in North End Winnipeg and spent the first 10 years of her career working in diverse Métis, Inuit and First Nation communities in BC (Haida Gwaii), Manitoba, Nunavut, and Northwestern Ontario. She has worked as a teacher of family medicine in Winnipeg at an academic teaching clinic and performed several different leadership and administrative roles when with the University of Manitoba. Her most recent clinical work has been within the Selkirk Emergency Room. She has been with Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) Northern Peoples’ Wellness for 3 years where she works on northern primary care system transformation and is the lead of Sakihiwewin a system designed to address Indigenous Specific Racism in health in the north. She sees and hears of the daily harms our relatives experience when coming into systems for care and it is worse than she knew when seen through the eyes of the KIM Sakihiwewin Advocates working in the Thompson General Hospital. Dr. Emerson is committed to building new systems and providing harm reduction within the current systems. She lives in Stonewall, is the mother of 2 boys (24 and 15) and loves being outdoors. 

Thomas McKie, MACPCCC

Thomas has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and has been working in community mental health since 2018. Previous to his role as a therapist at Physicians at Risk. Thomas worked with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, Klinic Community Health Centre, and in private practice. Thomas utilizes a trauma-informed and person-centred approach to support his clients, and he feels privileged to be able to support Doctors Manitoba members and their families as they navigate challenging experiences in their professional and personal lives. Outside of work, Thomas is a musician and loves anything to do with movies, games, and comics.