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.
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.
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.