Cultural Safety & Humility


What Is Cultural Safety and Humility?
"Creating a Climate for Change" 
Webinar Series
Promotional Materials

​​​​​​​​​​​​What Is Cultural Safety and Humility?

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.
– from Creating a Climate for Change 

"Creating a Climate for Change"

FNHA is committed to cultural safety and humility in the delivery of health services for First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia. 

In 2016, FNHA carried out an extensive initiative to support health service staff in achieving the collective goal of culturally safe health services for First Nations and Aboriginal people in BC. The initiative was called Creating a Climate for Change (#It Starts With Me). 

This page is a collection of the materials produced to support the initiative, including print and video resources, webinar recordings and presentions and promotional items.

These materials would be useful for any organization that wishes to carry out their own cultural safety and humility campaign.



Creating a Climate for Change  (booklet)
Key Drivers and Ideas for Change​ (booklet)
FNHA former CEO Joe Gallagher on Cultural Humility (video)
BC Health Authority CEOs Declaration of Commitment (poster)
BC Health Regulators Declaration of Commitment (poster)
Leading a Framework for Cultural Safety & Humility for First Nations in BC (PowerPoint presentation)
FNHA’s Policy Statement on Cultural Safety and Humility​ (poster)

Webinar Series

These webinars were held to encourage participation, learning, self-reflection and positive change among BC's healthcare professionals. 

The series supports the development of tools and skills for advancing cultural safety and humility and understanding and integrating this work into practice and interaction with First Nations clients.

Webinar 2: Learning and Advancing the Recommendations of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (Shelley Joseph) | Presentation Slides | Event Poster​

Webinar 3: The Importance of Story to Cultural Safety Webinar (Brad Anderson and Vanessa Mitchell) | Presentation Slides | Event Poster​

Webinar 4: Intergenerational Trauma and Institutional Avoidance (Dr. Evan Adams) | Presentation Slides | Event Poster

Webinar 5: Pursuing Cultural Safety​ (Carol Peters) | Presentation Slides​ | Event Poster​

Webinar 6: Cultural Humility and Nursing in BC​ (Becky Palmer, Inez Louis, Lisa Sam) | Presentation Slides​ | Event Poster

Webinar 7: Cultural Safety: Respect and Dignity in Relationships: Indigenous Peoples and the Health Care System (Hilary McGregor) | Presentation Slides | Event Poster 

Webinar 8: Racism as a Determinant of Health (Dr. Charlotte Loppie) | Presentation Slides​

Webinar 9: Cultural Safety Framework and Action Plan from Vancouver Coastal Health (Leslie Bonshor) | Presentation Slides | Event Poster​

Webinar 10: Responding to Anti-Indigenous Racism in the Health Care System (Yvette Ringham Cowan and Laurie Harding) | Presentation Slides | Event Poster​ 

Webinar 11: Leading with Culture in First Nations Community Contexts (Elder Virginia Peters and Dr. Shannon McDonald) | Presentation Slides​ 

Promotional Materials

Sample Tweets and Facebook Posts
"Leading a Framework for Cultural Safety & Humility" Infographic (Sam Bradd)
Social Medi​a Banners
Declaration of Commitment (poster)
"My Committment to Cultural Safety & Humility" Pledge Card
FNHA Staff Pledges Album (Facebook)

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