Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism Practice Standard
The BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) and Indigenous partners, such as the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), collaboratively developed and launched their Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-racism Practice Standard in February 2022.
Subsequently, the CCBC collaborated with 10 other health profession colleges to adapt the Indigenous cultural safety, humility, and anti-racism standard of practice. This collaborative work was guided by Sulksun (Shane Pointe), proud member of the Coast Salish Nation and the Musqueam Indian Band, and Knowledge Keeper to all, and Joe Gallagher (k’wunəmɛn) of Tla’amin Nation, Principal at Qoqoq Consulting Ltd.
On September 14, 2022 the College Board approved the Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism Practice Standard (the Standard) that sets clear expectations for how registrants are to provide culturally safe and anti-racist care for Indigenous clients and patients. For more information about the Standard please see the following link and read more in our announcement.
Key learning resources for health care professionals
Committed to continually updating this information, please check back to this page for an evolving list of resources and reference material. Click on the links below for supportive learning resources and references.
- Cultural Safety and Humility Standard, First Nations Health Authority
- Cultural Safety & Humility Action Series, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council webinar series
- Culturally Safe Engagement: What Matters to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) Patient Partners Companion Guide, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
- National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series, PHSA Indigenous Health webinar series
- In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care, 2020 (Full report and Summary report)
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website (University of Manitoba)
- Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre website (University of British Columbia)
The Standard was adapted with permission from the Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-racism Practice Standard, developed collaboratively by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. Please find the following resources referenced from the BCCNM and CPSBC.
- Videos series to support culturally safe care (developed by BCCNM and CPSBC)
- Practice Standard Companion Guide (developed by BCCNM and CPSBC)
- Learning resources (developed by CPSBC)
- Indigenous Canada, free online course, University of Alberta
- Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Info-Hub, Kairos Canada
- Safespace, an online platform for Indigenous patients to share positive and negative health care experiences, through the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) in partnership with Safespace Networks