We are committed to delivering primary care services in accordance with the principles of cultural safety and humility. When health care professionals engage with First Nations citizens and their families from a place of cultural humility, they are helping to create a safer health care environment where individuals and families feel respected. In a culturally safe environment, First Nations people are more likely to access care when they need it and access care that is appropriate to their wellness beliefs, goals and needs.
Enabling culturally safe and humble care environments requires a commitment to understanding and demonstrating the following principles:
The cultural safety and humility competencies of providers are assessed in the application and selection process for medical staff. MAWO also supports continuing education opportunities to support medical staff at all stages of their cultural safety and humility learning journeys.
We encourage you to learn more about cultural safety and humility and read our policy statement on cultural safety and humility.
First Nations Primary Health Care Centres:
If you're looking for an opportunity to advance your career and make a positive impact on the health and well-being of First Nations in BC, check out our available job opportunities for primary care providers.