Providence Health Care is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care and improving health and wellness outcomes for BC First Nations, urban Indigenous, Métis and Inuit Peoples in BC.
Our ability to advance issues of social justice and actively anti-Indigenous racism are congruent with, and inspired by, our Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility within health services signed with the First Nations Health Authority in 2017, and our work to meaningfully adopt, embed and implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) 94 Calls to Action, and the recommendations in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and In Plain Sight into the fabric of Providence Health Care.
The Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation (IWR) department was formally established in June 2020. Programs include:
- Indigenous Wellness Program
- Peer Support Program – COMING SOON!
- Elder Circle Program – COMING SOON!
- Indigenous Cultural Safety Program
- Indigenous Wellness & Reconciliation Committee (IWRC)