Indigenous Patient-Led CPD

We are an Elder-led group from Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds working together to increase cultural safety and humility in rural BC by building relationships with First Nation communities and physician communities. Our guiding principles are as follows:

Guiding principles

  • Co-developed, Co-facilitated: Sharing best practises with rural physicians and health care providers to foster cultural humility, address systemic bias and improve the health of Indigenous peoples.
  • Community-Based and Patient-Led: community and patient voices are central.
  • Strengthening Cultural Safety: Addressing systems of oppression, racism and bias. Building and strengthening relationships between First Nations and physician communities by creating opportunities for self-reflection and dialogue.


Cultural Safety Resources


Cultural Safety Video Library







Community Engagement

On October 4th, 2019, we gathered 30 leaders in Indigenous Cultural Safety and humility from across the province of BC to meet in Vancouver at an Elder-Led ‘Meeting of the Minds.’ At this meeting, we gathered to learn the current status of Indigenous Cultural Safety, and identify next steps that communities value. Below are the graphic recordings of this event.



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Want to learn more? Please reach out to our Senior Manager Laura Beamish at, or our Research Assistant Stephanie Gariscsak at

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