Indigenous Patient-Led CPD

We are an Elder-led group from Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds working together with a common aim to increase cultural safety and humility in rural BC by building relationships with First Nation communities and physician communities. We are seeking local Indigenous communities interested in working together with their local physician community to develop community-specific Indigenous Cultural Safety education. We can offer support through our Elder-led group of Cultural Safety educators along with administrative and financial resources to design and develop education that meets the needs of the community and facilitates meaningful engagement.

We invite you to read our Indigenous Patient-Led Project Project Description as well as view our collated Cultural Safety Resources and Community Engagament Resources


Our guiding principles are as follows:

Guiding principles

Graphic recording by Michelle Bucholz, Drawing Change.

  • 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.


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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