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First Nations, Inuit & Metis Program

The SE First Nations, Inuit and Métis program supports community health care providers with education that is evidence-based and culturally safe. Initiated in 2000 as a grassroots partnership, the program is now active in all provinces and territories.
People living in First Nation communities face challenges and barriers in accessing health care services. Two-thirds of northern residents must travel more than 90 km to see a physician. Community-based health care providers also face geographical challenges in accessing training to build on their skills and knowledge.
Supporting continuing education and quality care closer to home has a positive impact on health and well-being for community members.

  • Today, SE Health is partnering with more than 600 First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities and organizations across the country.
  • Close to 4000 health care providers have completed the online courses offered by the SE First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program, totaling more than 40,000 hours of learning over the past 5 years.
  • The Health Council of Canada has recognized the program's unique model of collaborative partnership as a leading model for creating culturally-safe care.

The SE First Nations, Inuit and Métis program is supported through charitable donations from the Saint Elizabeth Foundation.
To learn more about our work, visit the program website.