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Profile #4: Anick Oriol, Disability Case Consultant at Medavie Blue Cross

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Meet Anick Oriol, Disability Case Consultant at Medavie Blue Cross. She is sharing her story here as part of our month-long International Women’s Day tribute to those who inspire us at Medavie. 

Describe your role at Medavie?
As a Disability Case Consultant, my role is to assess claimant disability claims by reviewing the medical information provided. My main goal is helping people have a healthy and successful return to work. To help me do that, Medavie provides me a wide set of tools to provide the financial support and the required treatment services to our claimants.

What is the most gratifying part of your role?
Nothing beats a heartfelt thank you from a claimant who you helped get back on their feet.

Who is the female role model that inspires your achievements?
Definitely my mother. She came to Canada at the age of 19. She worked hard, got an education, and rose through the ranks to eventually reach a manager level. She always told me that I can do whatever I put my mind to.

What qualities does it take to succeed?
Determination. A strong sense of self-confidence and discipline. People often think they need motivation but it’s truly discipline that gets you to do the things you don’t always feel motivated to do. 

What career advice would you give to younger women?
Apply for that job! Don’t let other people’s opinion of your abilities taint your drive to reach your goals. If you don’t get the position, chances are, you left a great impression. If it’s not a win, it’s a lesson. Never give up.

How do you achieve a work-life balance?  
I always make sure to dedicate a certain block of time for a pleasant activity sometime during the week. If it’s already planned for, it’s harder to give yourself excuses not to take the time. 

The global theme of IWD 2022 is “Break the Bias.” Have you encountered bias in your career?
I have unfortunately encountered bias in my career before I was at Medavie. The client did not wish to speak with a woman. Fortunately, a manager at the time explained that nobody else had the qualifications and that he would have to deal with me or find another location that could assess his request.

Tell us one fun fact about you?
I can’t listen to good music when I work, because I always end up having to get up and dance. 

Profile #3: Melanie Yeung, Director of Digital Product for Medavie

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Meet Melanie Yeung, Director of Digital Product for Medavie. She is sharing her story as part of our month-long International Women’s Day tribute to those who inspire us at Medavie. 

Describe your role at Medavie?
As part of the new Digital Direct line of business, I will be leading the creation of new digital health solutions to diversify and expand Medavie’s pan-Canadian presence. Through an evidence-based and human-centered design approach, I will be exploring multiple concepts, evaluating the competitive landscape to determine unique value propositions, and implementing a digital health strategy through partnerships with the goal of improving the health and wellness of Canadians.  

What is the most gratifying part of your role?
I am passionate about digital health innovations and the application of technologies for the purpose of promoting better healthcare and quality of life. The most gratifying part of my role is to work with end users and to see the value of the products and services that I can bring to their health care experience. As people embrace digital health as part of their journey, there is a greater need and demand for innovative solutions which makes it highly rewarding to develop strategies that are useful and effective.

As a woman, what are your proudest achievements?
As a woman, I am proud to be an engineer and a mother. Being able to simultaneously grow my career and family has truly been an achievement; one moment, I could be recognized as a leader in medical device interoperability standards by the technical community and in the very next moment as “mom” by my children. Two very different hats that I am proud to wear. 

Who are the role models that inspired your achievement?
I’ve looked up to many female leaders that have pushed the boundaries in their own way. My mother and grandmother have been inspiration for the love and care of my family. I strive to continue their expression of love through cooking and baking. I was fortunate to have worked with a female leader that always exuded confidence in her approach, strong in her delivery and demonstrated respect to everyone around her. I inspire to have a similar style.

What qualities does it take to succeed? 
To learn and constantly listen to others with an open mind. There is never an end to learning; learning from interactions with different people that come from different experiences and knowledge, learning through exploration and investigation, learning from my successes and especially my failures. Taking those learnings and applying them to the next challenge.

What career advice would you give to younger women?
Always be authentic by being yourself, knowing your limits and then pushing those limits by setting goals, challenging yourself to take it a step further and not to be afraid of pursuing new opportunities. 

At Medavie, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. How do you improve your wellbeing?
Connecting with family and friends whenever possible. The community around me keeps me grounded and I can always find support from them. 

What’s one piece of advice you would give to improve wellbeing under the four pillars of wellbeing?

  • Physical: Be more active, find opportunities to get up and move. 
  • Mental: Take a few minutes each day for yourself. In the morning, I take a few deep breaths before I begin my day, and at the end of the day before I go to bed. 
  • Social: Reach out to friends.
  • Financial: Establish pre-authorized transfers and review these periodically. This has been key to help organize my personal finances.

How do you achieve a work-life balance? 
My work hours are shifted to achieve work-life balance. After school before dinner time is one of the busiest times in our house and being present and available to my family has been extremely important.  After the kids are in bed and there are less distractions, I find myself motivated to pick up and focus on work again before the next day. 

How has the pandemic impacted this?
The pandemic has eliminated my commute to the office, which resulted in finding creative ways to step away from the home office for environment change. My family has been conscious and deliberate to leave the house in the evenings and to enjoy a family walk around the neighbourhood. 

The global theme of IWD 2022 is “Break the Bias.” Have you encountered bias in your career?
I have been very fortunate to not have encountered many biases in my career. Colleagues, who have often been older men, have respected me as their manager regardless of my age, gender, or race. In the technology and engineering field, there are still unfortunately countless instances where I would be the only female in the room and although biases were never from others, there has been moments that I was self-conscious leading to my own re-evaluation of my clothing choice, my makeup application, and even the tone of my voice. 

What are the most important steps we can take, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference for women?
Creating a culture and environment for all members of the team to feel safe about having open, honest, and respectful dialogue about gender biases. Acknowledging and admitting that there is a certain amount of fear in speaking up; but if there is no communication, the biases will continue to be hidden and ignored.  Another opportunity is to be an active ally to female peers and colleagues by publicly celebrating and support the accomplishments. These are steps that we can take to make a positive difference for everyone. 

Tell us one fun fact about you?
I started bread making at the beginning of the pandemic and at least once a week, I bake a sourdough bread / focaccia / cakes / loaves / cookies to keep my sourdough starter (and family) happy. I’m thinking of starting a small bakery business on the side and always looking for taste testers to validate recipes. 

International Women’s Day – here are some ways to educate and celebrate


Update your email signature

 We created a customized email signature template in honour of International Women’s Day.

There are two options: Copy/paste or insert as an attachment.

Copy/Paste:

  • Right-click on the banner and select Copy
  • In Outlook, click on New Message, then choose Signature
  • Select your current signature, then put your cursor at the bottom below all the current text
  • Right-click and select Paste
  • Click Ok to save your email signature

Insert as an attachment:

  • Save the banner in your files where it is easy to find
  • In Outlook, click on New Message, then choose Signature
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  • Select the Browse button under the Edit Signature section. It should look like this:
  • Go to where you saved the banner in your files, select the file and click Insert
  • Click Ok to save your email signature
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Profile #2: Nathalie Boudreau, Manager of Finance at Medavie Blue Cross

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Meet Nathalie Boudreau, Manager of Finance at Medavie Blue Cross. She is sharing her story here as part of our month-long International Women’s Day tribute to those who inspire us at Medavie.

Describe your role at Medavie?

My role at Medavie involves leading an amazing group of people that provides core financial services. These range from processing pay for employees to paying vendors and external brokers, as well as treasury functions, in addition to financial analysis and reporting to different parts of the organization. In the end, our role in Finance is to make sure that we have the information we need as an organization to make the right business decision.

What is the most gratifying part of your role?
A number of years ago answering this would likely have been more around the technical work relating to finance, working with numbers essentially. As I’ve gained experience, I now find it’s really the coaching part of my role that’s the most gratifying. Being able to understand people’s strengths and ensure their role aligns with those strengths. Seeing team members find how they add value to their role, their team and within Medavie ― that’s what really energises me!

As a woman, what is your proudest achievement?
Obtaining my accounting designation was a huge professional achievement for me.  Up to that point, studying had always been my strength but this was so much more difficult. Having to balance work and studies, on top of having always studied in French up to that point, added to the challenge. And the exams were like nothing I had ever done before. The feeling when I opened that envelope that said I passed is something I will never forget.

Who are the role models that inspired you?
I’ve drawn inspiration from many women for different reasons but those I draw the most inspiration from are strong women that break barriers in the sport and fitness world.  There is still so much inequity in the sports world, so I love to see these women be successful and be a part of changing the gender bias.  

Currently I really love and get inspired by Jessie Graff (martial artist) and Elise Joan (fitness and wellness expert). Their commitment, perseverance and confidence make me want to do and be more in my own way.   

What qualities does it take to succeed?

  • Don’t be afraid to try new things
  • Find what you love
  • Take feedback as it comes to you in all its forms (from leader, peers, members of your team, etc.)
  • Accepting that you will make mistakes, but that you can always learn from them
  • Most of all be confident in yourself and what you can achieve

What’s one piece of advice you would give to improve wellbeing under the four pillars of wellbeing (physical, mental, social and financial)?
All of these pillars are so interconnected, and they are very individual as well. My advice would be to find what makes you happy and make sure to take the time to incorporate that into your life. I know for me this starts with exercise ― but even that can look different for everyone.  Don’t be afraid to try things and see what resonates with you!

How do you achieve a work-life balance?  
Making sure that your time off the screen is quality time. Spending time outdoors is key for me as well as exercising. It just helps to re-energize me and I’m better at my job when I’m in the right state of mind.  

How has the pandemic impacted this?
The pandemic, for me, required a more conscious focus on boundaries. It’s so easy at home to start work earlier, work part way through lunch, work late or weekends. Sometimes this is necessary, but you do need to know yourself well enough to know when it’s time to take a break.   

What are the most important steps we can take, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference for women? 
Avoid using double standards. When you find yourself thinking, speaking or acting in an especially unfavourable or harsh manner toward someone or something, ask yourself to justify your reasoning. The more conscious of our thoughts and actions we become, the better equipped we are collectively at breaking gender bias.  

Tell us one fun fact about you?
I absolutely love gardening — there’s something about being outdoors, enjoying the sun and digging in dirt that that just resonates with me. I just get fully absorbed and completely lose track of time. 

What career advice would you give to younger women?
Don’t be afraid to try things that are out of your comfort zone, that’s where you can really learn and grow.


International Women’s Day – here are some ways to educate and celebrate

Update your email signature

 We created a customized email signature template in honour of International Women’s Day.

There are two options: Copy/paste or insert as an attachment.

Copy/Paste:

  • Right-click on the banner and select Copy
  • In Outlook, click on New Message, then choose Signature
  • Select your current signature, then put your cursor at the bottom below all the current text
  • Right-click and select Paste
  • Click Ok to save your email signature

Insert as an attachment:

  • Save the banner in your files where it is easy to find
  • In Outlook, click on New Message, then choose Signature
  • Select your current signature, then put your mouse at the bottom below all the current text
  • Select the Browse button under the Edit Signature section. It should look like this:
  • Go to where you saved the banner in your files, select the file and click Insert
  • Click Ok to save your email signature
Bilingual banner (English first)
Bilingual banner (French first)

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A new generation of critical care paramedics in Nova Scotia

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The next generation of Nova Scotia’s critical care paramedics has arrived.

In January, six advanced care paramedics graduated from the inaugural class of the province’s new Critical Care Paramedic Program. To be considered for the program, applicants had to be advanced care paramedics with a minimum of five years’ experience and active licensure in Nova Scotia.

Two of the graduates will work at the emergency department at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The remaining four will be part of the EHS LifeFlight program, caring for Nova Scotians in the air and on the ground.

“I was thrilled to be part of it and to be selected. The selection process was intense on its own, so to be successful through that was definitely very exciting,” said Matt Dumaresque, a 10-year EHS Operations paramedic who is one of the four graduates who will be working at LifeFlight.

Michelle Brown, who has been a paramedic for 16 years, the last seven as an EHS Operations Senior Operations Paramedic and Supervisor, jumped at the opportunity to join LifeFlight.

“I would have done it earlier if the opportunity existed, it’s been a long-term goal of mine, but this is the first time that it’s actually been an opportunity for me,” she said. “Opportunities like this are few and far between, and I absolutely feel privileged that I was able to be part of this group.”

The pilot program, which was offered by Nova Scotia Health’s Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre (RNPDC), launched in September after nearly two years of collaboration between the RNPDC, QEII Health Science’s Centre Simulation program, the Department of Health and Wellness, the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia, Emergency Medical Care (EMC), EHS Operations, and EHS LifeFlight.

“The implementation of this program has monumental implications, not only by providing paramedics access to a competency designed Critical Care Paramedic education program, but also by ensuring critical care paramedic resources are available for current and future initiatives that will support the overall Nova Scotia health care system,” said Dana Fidgen, Director of Critical Care at EMC and co-lead on the project to develop the program.

Barbara Fagan, Nurse Educator with the RNPDC, echoed those sentiments at January’s graduation ceremony, which was held virtually.

“I have to really say that this is probably been one of the most challenging and one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve ever had the opportunity and the blessing to be able to work with,” she said. 

“I’ve had a deep and unwavering respect for paramedicine throughout my career, and that hasn’t changed. If anything that has grown, and I know that each and every one of you will have a huge impact on the healthcare system.”

There are now 30 critical care paramedics in Nova Scotia, out of more than 1,300 licensed paramedics, and this program is a milestone to potential future expansion of LifeFlight, said Colin Flynn, senior manager with EHS LifeFlight.

The four new graduates who are EHS Operations employees will complete orientation and training and then work half of their time in their regular ground operations duties, and the other half at LifeFlight, adding to the eight existing critical care paramedics at LifeFlight.

“This is a major step toward stabilizing the critical care workforce and allowing us to grow because we now have a pathway to licensure within the province that all paramedics in the province can be proud,” Flynn said.

Ever since Joel Connolly became a paramedic nearly 13 years ago, his goal was to make it to LifeFlight as a critical care paramedic.

“That scope is the pinnacle and the highest scope you can achieve in Canada, and I’m a person that goes after the next step. I’m never really satisfied and I like the challenge,” he said. “To join that team, it’s been extremely humbling. The learning curve has been steep, but it’s going to stay steep for a long time.”

For Joan MacNeil, joining LifeFlight is another step in a long career in health care, which has seen her spend 20 years as a nurse and the last 13 as a paramedic.

The independent decision-making process that the team of critical care flight paramedic and a critical care flight nurse need to employ on each mission is what attracted her to the LifeFlight program.

“When you’re doing (critical care) medicine, you’re using all of your skills with very little backup – it’s you and your partner in an enclosed space with the sickest people trying to make a difference until they can get to the place where there are other resources that they need,” she said.

“We can’t let them get worse in our care, so it takes every bit of training, every bit of thought, every bit of calm that you have to try and make a difference to these patients.”

While Brown said she enjoyed the experience of expanding her scope of practice, it will be Nova Scotians who will reap the benefits of this experience.

“It basically provided us with the foundation to become stronger clinicians and therefore providing better care to Nova Scotians,” she said.

Dumaresque agrees.

“Just being able to go to LifeFlight and to learn from the critical care paramedics and the critical care nurses out there, who are so good at what they do, that was probably the most exciting for me.”

“And being able to get to those remote places in Nova Scotia very quickly to bring the highest level of care to the patient is very appealing.”

Profile #1: Angela Sereda, Manager of Mobile Integrated Health for Medavie Health Services West

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Meet Angela Sereda, Manager of Mobile Integrated Health for Medavie Health Services West and Moose Jaw’s Citizen of the Year for 2021! She is sharing her story here as part of our month-long International Women’s Day tribute.

Describe your role at Medavie?
I am the Manager of Mobile Integrated Health for Medavie Health Services West which includes Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Alberta Services. In addition, I am also a licensed Advanced Care Paramedic and Community Paramedic.

What is the most gratifying part of your role?
Listening to others’ stories and being able to make a positive impact in the lives of the patients/clients that I serve. As a manager, influencing change to make the system and profession better for the paramedics and the patients/clients we serve. 

As a woman, what are your proudest professional and personal achievements?
One of the many proud moments I have had in my life personally has been being one of the co-founders and facilitators of the Tru-Unity Girls Leadership Group, which helps mentor and provide leadership and guidance to young women within our community. This is done by motivating young girls to challenge career stereotypes and inspire these young ladies to believe in themselves and pursue careers of their passion and not of societal expectations.

One of the many proud moments I have had in my life professionally was being awarded the PRISM Award for Role Model through the Business Women of Moose Jaw when I was Owner/Deputy Chief of Moose Jaw and District EMS.

Who are the role models/mentors/heroes that inspired your achievement(s)?
I have had many strong women influence me throughout my journey, but my mother has been my biggest role model for as long as I can remember. She worked hard for all of her successes throughout her life. She went to Beauty School and became a hairdresser at the age of 16 and eventually owned her own business for many decades. She has shown and inspired me that women can be successful when you follow your passion. She still proves this today as she continues to work, even at 74 years of age, not because she has to but because it is her passion.

What qualities does it take to succeed?

  • Consistency, as success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally; success comes from what you do consistently
  • Showing up and being ‘present’ each and every day, even when you do not want to
  • Being able to impact and empower others to be better 
  • Leading by example and setting the standard through your words and your actions
  • Being resilient, accepting your failures and using them to move you forward 

What career advice would you give to younger women?
 
Embrace diversity, embrace change and embrace your failures, as these are the experiences that will make you grow stronger and gain more confidence throughout your life and your career.

At Medavie, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. How do you improve your wellbeing?
My wellbeing comes from having a positive attitude and surrounding myself with individuals who make me want to be a better person each and every day. 

What’s one piece of advice you would give to improve wellbeing under the four pillars of wellbeing?

  • Physical – Just keep moving, no matter how that looks
  • Mental –  Be kind to yourself and be ‘present’ each and every day
  • Social –  Choose your circle wisely; surround yourself with those who support and lift you up
  • Financial –  Prepare for the future but don’t let that discourage you from taking risks when opportunities present themselves

How do you achieve a work-life balance?  
I have always had the motto “work hard, play hard” but I always listen to my mind and my body when that balance needs to be recentered. 

How has the pandemic impacted this?
 As a frontline health care worker and manager during the pandemic, I needed to ensure that my self-care became more of a priority in order for me to continue to care for others and help lead a team through a pandemic.

The global theme of IWD 2022 is “Break the Bias.” Have you encountered bias in your career?
When I started in EMS, back in the early ‘90s, there were not many women in the industry and many didn’t think there was a place for women due to the mental and physical components that came with the job. Almost 30 years later, I am still a paramedic and proud to see the profession with more equality today.

What are the most important steps we can take, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference for women?
Individually: Be a role model and inspire others around you, which in turn will motivate others to be better.
 Collectively: Support and encourage one another, if we do, great things can happen

Tell us one fun fact about you?
I have a 1986 Cabriolet Convertible. which is the same as in the movie “Can’t Buy Me Love” 😊

Upcoming DEI Webinars for March

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Through our partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to develop our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, all Medavie employees have access to a variety of engaging webinars that cover DEI topics.

Below are the upcoming webinars that are available in March:

Today is International Women’s Day!

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Meet the women we’re profiling this month and learn how they’re breaking the bias

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a month-long event at Medavie as we join to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about bias and advance equality.

The global theme of this year’s IWD is “break the bias,” inviting us to call out bias when we see it, challenge stereotypes, break inequality and reject discrimination. It is in this spirit that we invited four women who inspire us at Medavie to share how they “break the bias” and to strike the IWD 2022 pose in support of an inclusive world.

At Medavie, the month-long IWD theme is “Inspiring the Wellness Within us.” We have several initiatives planned to give us tools and resources to boost our inner strength. This includes webinars focused on work-life balance and prioritizing self-care, and profiles on the four women below that highlight how they are living our values and what they do for their own wellbeing. 

Below are quotes from the women we are profiling this month.

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“Be a role model and inspire others around you, which in turn will motivate others to be better.”
Angela Sereda, Manager, Mobile Integrated Health Program, Medavie Health Services West 

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“Being strong, confident women starts with believing in ourselves, and not shying away from where this can lead us”
Nathalie Boudreau, Manager, Finance, Medavie Blue Cross 

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Breaking the bias starts with letting go of premade assumptions and empower each other as women.”
Anick Oriol, Disability Management Consultant, Medavie Blue Cross

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There are no limits to women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; there are only limits to those who don’t believe. I believe that I can ‘break the bias’.” 
Melanie Yeung, Director, Digital Product, Medavie

We will be posting a profile each week for the rest of the month. Stay tuned for more content that will Inspire the Wellness Within us!

Chatham-Kent EMS shares some kindness

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Thursday, February 17th was Random Acts of Kindness and the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team (CK-OHT) used the day as an opportunity to thank healthcare workers for caring for the community throughout the pandemic.

Chatham-Kent EMS is one of several agencies that comprise the CK-OHT. The team used the day to not only share the kindness with their healthcare colleagues, they also expressed their gratitude for the many expressions of thanks shared with their team over the past couple years, including thank you cards, gifts and food donated by community members.

General Manger Donald MacLellan emphasized that keeping the community safe and healthy is a team effort that involves all of their healthcare partners. He also shared his thanks to the community for their invaluable support and thinking of their wellbeing throughout the pandemic: “It just gives us a reminder that we are all human beings, we are going through this together, it’s very touching to at least be thought of and to receive some kindness from the community.”

You can read more about Chatham-Kent’s Random Acts of Kindness Day here.

MHS West’s Angela Sereda named Moose Jaw Citizen of the Year

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Congratulations to Angela Sereda, Manager of Mobile Integrated Health at MHS West – Moose Jaw, who was recently named the 2021 Moose Jaw Citizen of the Year!

The Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce recognized Angela for her many contributions to the community over the past year. In addition to co-creating the city’s new Community Paramedicine program, she has been helping the Tru-Unity leadership program for girls adapt to the challenges of the pandemic and sits on several local boards, including the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics’ Professional Conduct Committee, the CSA Technical Committee on Community Paramedicine and as Chair of the Moose Jaw Heartland Hospice Board.

This is not the first time Angela has been recognized for her selfless dedication to her community. Late in 2021, she was honoured as a top-three finalist in the Kubota Community Hero contest. Angela was recognized for her development of the Community Paramedic Connected-Care Model’ for people who are dealing with mental health illness and substance abuse disorders, as well as the creation of a teaching curriculum for local elementary and high school students based on basic medical skills. 

Congratulations, Angela, on your well-deserved recognition!

Stronger Together – Celebrating Black Culture – Sarahmée

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Now a fixture of the Québec rap scene, Sarahmée was the first hip-hop artist to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the Adisq Gala. 

Sarahmée was also a nominee and performer at the 2020 Gala Dynastie, an awards show celebrating Black excellence. The Gala closed Black History Month, for which Sarahmée served as a spokesperson alongside comedian Aba, earning her an appearance on the popular Québec talk show, Tout le monde en parle.

Imbued with a strong message of empowerment, Sarahmée’s video for her 2019 single Bun Dem exposes the reality of forced marriage experienced by African women, while serving as a beacon of hope and resilience. Filmed in her native country, Senegal, and directed by Caraz (Romeo et Fils), it was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards.

After her music captured the attention of many, Sarahmée’s fame rose even higher in September 2021, with the launch of her third album, Poupée russe. Its first single, Le coeur a ses raisons, has everything the talented young singer-songwriter is known for: frenzied African-inspired beats matched with the kind of timely, inclusive lyrics that are signature Sarahmée.

Sarahmée is also a current judge on La fin des faibles, which is a local Quebec television show that features rappers in Quebec competing in several events. 

A model as well as an artist, Sarahmée has taken part in ad campaigns for Sephora, New Look and Fizz.

Sarahmée will be our celebrity guest on February 22, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  ET | 2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. AT where she will share her personal story, followed by an open conversation on Black history and culture with our Medavie colleagues.

Note: This event will be presented in French only. 

Black History Month – here are some ways to educate and celebrate

CCDI Knowledge Repository

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