Dr. Alika Lafontaine is an award-winning physician, past-president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on Indigenous health systems and health policy, institutional bias, racism and reflective practice. He holds leadership positions within the Albert Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, HealthCareCAN, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Alberta Health Services where he influences clinical practice, patient advocacy, healthy systems operation and development of health policy.
In 2019, Dr. Lafontaine founded SafeSpace, a social enterprise reporting and learning platform that empowers marginalized patients to navigate health systems, supported by other patients and providers. Dr. Lafontaine continues to practice as an Anesthesiologist and is an Associate Clinical
Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta.