Cultural Safety Resources
Cultural Safety & Humility
The South Island Division of Family Practice is committed to providing culturally safe care and respectful environments. We are undergoing work on a cultural safety & humility strategy. This work will involve engagement with our many healthcare partners, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.
Cultural safety is an outcome based on respectful engagement that recognizes and strives to address power imbalances inherent in the health care system. It results in an environment free of racism and discrimination, where people feel safe when receiving health care.
Cultural humility is a process of self-reflection to understand personal and systemic biases and to develop and maintain respectful processes and relationships based on mutual trust. Cultural humility involves humbly acknowledging oneself as a learner when it comes to understanding another’s experience. Source: https://www.fnha.ca/Documents/FNHA-Creating-a-Climate-For-Change-Cultural-Humility-Resource-Booklet.pdf
Cultural Safety Training
San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, “Core ICS Health”, is available online and is self-paced over an eight-week window and typically takes between eight-ten hours to complete. This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 20 Mainpro+ credits. The course is available complimentary for those that have an Island Health email address. Funding may be available through the Division for the $300.00 registration fee for physicians, for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for information on the training.
Free Online Cultural Safety Training
University of Alberta
Training is free but there are also options to pay a small fee for a certificate or you can take it for credit.
University of Victoria
Cancer Care Ontario
A series of 13 courses that provides knowledge about the history and culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and communities. It was designed to help provide culturally appropriate, person-centred care. The courses are designed for self-paced learning and are available to anyone, free of charge.
Web-based Cultural Safety Learning
This national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety across sectors.
Toolkit to provide equity-oriented care
Addressing Racism in Team-Based Care
- Learnings from the In Plain Sight report
- The In Plain Sight reports
- In Plain Sight: Elaboration on the Review – Article by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Laurel Lemchuk-Favel and Harmony Johnson that was recently published in the BC Medical Journal.
- Cultural Safety & Humility Action Series – Previous webinar series hosted in partnership by the First Nations Health Authority and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.
- Cultural Safety & Humility – Resources from the First Nations Health Authority.
- First Nations Population Health and Wellness Agenda
- Honouring Jordan River Anderson
- Jordon’s Principle
- Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action
- Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
- Reclaiming Power and Balance:The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People (2007-2010)
- Documentary series – First Contact
Indigenous Awareness Events/Campaigns
- Moose Hide Campaign – the Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing the moose hide lapel patch signifies one’s commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children.
- Orange Shirt Day (September 30) – commemorates the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
- National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21st
- National Indigenous History Month (June)
- Red Dress Day (May 5th) – the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Louis Reil Day (November 16th) – Métis Nation