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May 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Supporting Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation in Clinical Practice

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* This event is exclusively for the medical staff of Providence Health Care, PHC leaders and staff, and invited guests*

Kílala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative) is an Elder-partnered medical cooperative, providing holistic and culturally-centered care to the community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

This PAC event aims to build connections and dialogue between PHC medical staff and the Kílala Lelum team to better support transitions in care. Together we will explore ways to support Indigenous wellness and reconciliation in clinical practice, and share these learnings with our colleagues.

Elder Bruce Robinson and clinicians, Dr. David Tu, Dr. Alana Hirsh, Dr. Trudy Nasmith, and our very own Partnerships PAC member Dr. Jani Laramée, have kindly agreed to provide a presentation and have an opportunity for dialogue.

Learning objectives:

  • ​To understand the underlying causes (including the colonial process) driving the current health disparities affecting Indigenous people
  • To learn about how to transform the care model from health to wellness
  • To learn about this novel, Elder-partnered, member-centric medical cooperative and how it practices a culturally safe Indigenous model of care
  • To learn how to incorporate elements of this into your own clinical practice
  • To share learnings with your fellow colleagues when you return to your clinical setting