In March 2019, 35 health leaders met in Vancouver, British Columbia to participate in a Think Tank about anti-Indigenous racism and cultural safety within the health care system. The objectives were to:

  • promote collaboration in addressing racism and disrupting harm to Indigenous people in the health care system; and
  • create a cross-system framework to address anti-Indigenous racism within PHSA and provincially.

Dr. Cheryl Ward (Executive Director of Indigenous Cultural Safety and Strategy for the Indigenous Health department within the Provincial Health Services Authority or PHSA) convened the Think Tank. Dr. Barry Lavallee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak/Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. addressed institutional anti-Indigenous racism and strategies to intervene.

You can access the Final Report of the 2019 Think Tank on Anti-Indigenous Racism as a PDF file here.