Indigenous Wellness Program

The Indigenous Wellness Program at Providence Health Care supports self-identified Indigenous patients and families by providing access to traditional cultural practices and community supports including Elders, as well discharge planning and supporting culturally safe navigation for complaints. Our team also provides a critical role supporting service providers to understand principles of cultural safety and humility and apply their learnings to the care environment.

Indigenous Wellness Liaisons

Here to support self-identified Indigenous patients and families at Providence Health Care. Our services are free and for anyone who self-identifies.

We’re here to provide:

  • Access to cultural practices, including the All Nations Sacred Space and Traditional Medicines;
  • Day to day consultation and navigational support;
  • Supporting cultural interpretation and/or health literacy translation services;
  • Discharge planning and family support;
  • Connections to community resources and supports, including Elders;
  • Supporting culturally safe navigation for complaints;
  • Helping to support the provision of culturally safe care.

Indigenous Wellness Liaison

Contact:
(Main) 604-682-2344 ext.62937
(Email) IWL@providencehealth.bc.ca

Peer Support Program 

COMING SOON!

The new Peer Support Program provides peer support from lived/living experience to patients and families receiving services at St. Paul’s Hospital and Providence Health Care (PHC). The Peer Support Team are integrated members of the Indigenous Wellness Program and provide emotional supports and help facilitate culturally safe and appropriate care for patients and families receiving services at PHC.

All Nations Sacred Space 

Established in 2013, the All Nations Sacred Space at St. Paul’s Hospital is dedicated space within the hospital footprint to facilitate Indigenous patient and family access to cultural practices and Ceremony.