Embedding Cultural Safety and Humility within First Nations and Aboriginal Health Services

Westin Hotel
Ottawa, ON
Monday, June 6 - 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Learning Objectives:

This presentation will:

  1. Outline the need for culturally safe healthcare for Indigenous Canadians;
  2. Share the vision of the BC First Nations Health Authority; and
  3. Discuss early lessons learned to spread across Canada.

Activities, methods, innovations:

Stereotyping, racism, and lack of trust are among have prohibited progress toward cultural safety and humility in healthcare for First Nations. The BC First Nations Authority, a partnership between the province of BC, the government of Canada, and BC First Nations created a new health governance structure for health services. All partners are committed to Cultural Safety and Humility for First Nations and Aboriginal Health Services in BC.

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement is supporting the measurement of the FNHA’s progress, milestones and lessons learned.

Outcomes, results, lessons learned:

This panel will share the actions taken by the FNHA and partners to realize the vision for culturally safe and humble care in BC.

Conclusion:

Healthcare in Canada must improve the health of First Nations and provide culturally safe care. The FNHA seeks to embed cultural humility and cultural safety within BC’s health system with lessons learned for the rest of Canada.

Speakers:

  • Stephen Samis - Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (Moderator)
  • Rose LeMay - Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (Panelist)
  • Joe Gallagher - First Nations Health Authority (Panelist)