BCCSU Commitment for Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

published on June 21, 2020

The BCCSU is committed to the process of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples by recognizing and addressing the power imbalances and discriminations inherent to academic and health care institutional structures that are directly attributed colonization. Through the ongoing work of the three core functions of the BCCSU (research, education and clinical care guidance) the BCCSU is committed to:

  • Decreasing the inequities in determinants of health and wellness between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
  • Providing Indigenous Cultural Safety training to all staff.
  • Increasing the number of Indigenous staff and professionals at the BCCSU.
  • Ensuring anti-racist and anticolonial (ARC) practice is embedded in all recommendations, strategies, and initiatives of the BCCSU.
  • Adopting a holistic anti-racism approach in our commitment to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and our collective work towards creating a culturally safe organization.

You can read more about these commitments and the BCCSU’s Indigenous Anti-Racism and Anticolonial (ARC) Framework here:

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