National Day For Truth and Reconciliation
On September 30, we join with Canadians across the country to reflect on and recognize the thousands of Indigenous children who endured the residential school system, the thousands who never made it home, and the unimaginable trauma that continues to impact survivors, their families and communities. We stand with our Indigenous colleagues, knowing that this day may be difficult.
SE Health has a deep and proud history collaborating with Indigenous communities across Canada. Through our excellence in education and training over the last several years, our remarkable First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) Program Team continues to co-develop programs that support Indigenous communities and promote Indigenous-led community health solutions; working with care and determination to act on the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action (NCTR - National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation).
With that commitment at the forefront, September 30 also marks the launch of our internal SE Health Indigenous Cultural Safety Course. The course, provided for all employees at SE Health, will offer an overview of the strategies that foster cultural safety when working with Indigenous people. Employees will learn about historical and contemporary factors that have influenced Indigenous people’s present-day reality and their tremendous resilience through it all.
On September 30 and every day, SE Health is proud to be collaborating with Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada as we work towards meaningful action in reconciliation, together.