Tara Leach is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She has dedicated her career to assisting those affected by violence to understand the health impacts associated with trauma exposure.
Tara is a member of the Provincial Network of Sexual Assault Treatment Centers through her work at The Ottawa Hospital SAPACP.
In partnership with Voice Found, Tara opened a primary care clinic in Ottawa called H.E.A.L.T.H (Health Care, Education, Advocacy, Linkage, Trauma Informed, Healing). H.E.A.L.T.H is the first primary care clinic in Canada for persons aged 13 years and older who are at risk, who have experienced or who are experiencing human trafficking.
In 2016, Tara accompanied Helen Roos to deliver a 1-week professional training program to the Rankin Inlet Women’s Shelter staff, as well as the RCMP, social services, mental health nurse and nursing staff.
ᑕᐅᕋ ᓖᑦᔅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᕐᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᔭᓐᖑᐊᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑯᔭᖕᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᕐᑎ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ. ᐃᖃᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᒋᓯᒪᔭᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᖢᓂᒋᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᑎᒋᐊᕐᖢᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑎᒥᒥᑎᒍ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓱᕈᕐᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᓂᒃ ᐱᕋᔭᒃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑕᐅᕋ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᕕᒃᔪᐊᑉ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᖃᕐᖢᓂ ᑯᔭᒃᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑕᐅᕕᒃᑯᑎᒍ ᐃᖃᓇᐃᔮᒥᑎᒍ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐋᑐᕚ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᕐᕕᐊᓂᒃ ᑯᔭᒃᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᓄ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᐃᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕈᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑕᐱᖃᕐᖢᑎᒃ, ᓂᐱᒥᓂᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᔪᓂᒃ, ᑕᐅᕋ ᐅᒃᑯᐃᕐᓯᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᐋᑐᕚᒥᒃ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ H.E.A.L.T.H (ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᕐᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᒪᑐᒃᑕᐅᓂᖅ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ, ᑭᒡᒐᑐᐃᓂᖅ, ᑕᐱᕇᓕᕐᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ, ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᓂᑯᐃᑦ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ, ᒪᒥᓴᕐᑎᑕᐅᓕᕆᓃᓪᓗ).ᑕᒪᓐᓇ H.E.A.L.T.H (ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᕐᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᒪᑐᒃᑕᐅᓂᖅ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ, ᑭᒡᒐᑐᐃᓂᖅ, ᑕᐱᕇᓕᕐᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ, ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᓂᑯᐃᑦ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ, ᒪᒥᓴᕐᑎᑕᐅᓕᕆᓃᓪᓗ)13.
Tara Leach, Clinical Director/Founder
Co-Founder Human Trafficking Health Alliance of Canada
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner The Royal Ottawa Substance Use and Concurrent Disorder Program (SUCD)