This program partners with Indigenous peoples, communities, and key stakeholders to provide accessible and culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. This program provides:
Cultural and spiritual support for First Nations (Status and Non-status), Métis, and Inuit patients and families. This program also collaborates with healthcare providers around spiritual, cultural and other special needs to facilitate culturally safe and family-centered care. This role also offers a specialized mental health and addictions focus including group and individual support.
Diabetes education using a holistic and cultural approach for First Nations (Status and Non-status), Métis, and Inuit patients and families. Within our chronic disease mandate, the Anderson Hall clinic provides a four day, culturally-based, holistic diabetes education program, as well as 1 day follow-up appointments with the wellness team. For more information on the Indigenous Wellness Program visit Indigenous Wellness Clinic.
Advocacy for support of Indigenous patients and their families across the continuum of care: from healthcare facilities to community services. This program also promotes awareness and consultation between patients, families, communities, and AHS staff.
Help for Indigenous patients navigating the cancer care system in providing consistent, coordinated care and ensures they feel safe and comfortable in a clinical setting. This role also develops culturally sensitive relationships with other health care providers.