National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
On September 30, we join with Canadians across the country to reflect on and recognize the Indigenous children who endured the residential school system, those who never made it home, and the ongoing impacts to survivors, their families, and communities. We stand with our Indigenous colleagues and nations across Canada, 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 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, last year on September 30, we launched an internal SE Health Indigenous Cultural Safety Course. The course is available to all SE Health staff and offers an overview of the strategies that foster cultural safety when working with Indigenous people. Employees learn about historical and contemporary factors that have influenced Indigenous peoples’ present-day reality and their tremendous determination through it all.
On September 30 and every day, SE Health is proud to be collaborating with our FNIM Program Team and Indigenous communities across Canada as we work towards meaningful action in reconciliation, together.
For more information on our FNIM Program, please click HERE