HealthCareCAN is exploring how it could further the advancement of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s health-related recommendations, working with members, and key stakeholders (Indigenous and health organizations). HealthCareCAN is a member of the newly-formed Indigenous Health Alliance, which will be addressing the TRC’s Calls to Action related to health.
As well, HealthCareCAN offers an educational program – the Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in Health Services program – produced in partnership with the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada. This course is designed to provide training to health service professionals who work in Aboriginal settings and with First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples. It aims to assist health professionals to add a cultural competence component to their foundation of skills. There may be opportunities for HealthCareCAN to adapt and build upon this course to respond to some of the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report.