Patrice de Peiza
Ontario Health - Manager, Special Projects - Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism (EIDA-R)
Patrice is a dynamic, innovative, compassionate, and solution-focused professional who is committed to reducing health disparities for equity-deserving communities. As both a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) and Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Patrice has worked with diverse patient populations in clinical and leadership roles in Canada and the USA. Social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are very important to Patrice, and she has lectured on the topic of anti-Black racism and allyship in academic and healthcare settings provincially and nationally. In January 2021, Patrice founded the Black Occupational Therapists of Ontario Association, to create a safe space for Black OTs to support each other and to improve health outcomes in local Black communities. Patrice’s notable accomplishments include being honoured as one of the Top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2022, Canada International Black Woman Excellence’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch 2020, and “OT of the Year” across her hospital-network in 2017.