The College believes that cultural safety and humility are vital for the provision of fair and equal health services, as well as the creation of a healthcare environment free of racism and discrimination, where individuals feel safe and respected.

The College has committed to reflecting and reporting on progress against its strategy – Our Commitment to Cultural Humility: Acting on our commitment to improve cultural safety and humility for First Nations and Aboriginal People in BC – each year within our annual report to demonstrate how we are working towards meeting our pledge to improve cultural safety and humility.

Highlights from our work over the past fiscal year include:

  • Engaging with leaders in First Nations health care through initiatives such as the First Nations Health Authority’s second annual Mental Health and Wellness Summit;
  • Raising awareness of the impacts of residential schools on First Nations communities through participation in Orange Shirt Day; and
  • Continuing to share resources and information with staff, the Board, and registrants through our dedicated Cultural Safety and Humility Page, and our Cultural Safety and Humility ReadLinks Series.

See our reflections and progress against our commitments
to improve cultural humility and safety

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