Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
What is cultural safety or cultural competency?
The following are some organizations that provide insight into Indigenous cultural competency, within the context of health:
Cultural Safety and Cultural Competency: programs
One Focus; Many Perspectives: A Curriculum for Cultural Safety and Cultural Competence Education
This curriculum is designed as a catalyst for dialogue and change within the mental health and addictions system. It is intended for use by as broad a range of people as possible; mental health consumers, their families, practitioners, managers, policy makers, politicians and members of the public. The curriculum is offered as a vehicle for conveying, and for engaging people in applying, the central messages contained in the Report ―Holding Hope in our Hearts, prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) by members of the First Nations Inuit and Métis Advisory Committee (FNIM AC) to the MHCC.
Saint Elizabeth (SE) First Nations, Inuit & Métis Program
Working together with First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities to share knowledge and build health and wellbeing solutions.
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training is a unique, on-line training program designed to enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Indigenous people. The goal of the Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) training is to develop understanding and promote positive partnerships between service providers and Indigenous people.
Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Health Care in Canada by
Call Number: RA563.M56 D68 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Named a 2013 PROSE Award Winner in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Written by one of the leading researchers in First Nations and Inuit Health, this is the only entry-level text to address the current state of knowledge in the field of aboriginal health. The book places aboriginal health in Canada within its historical and philosophical context as it addresses social and clinical approaches to major health issues facing this population. It discusses the distinctive features of aboriginal health and healing as opposed to traditional Western medicine and why it should be studied as a discrete field. Using the thread of cultural safety throughout, the text introduces students to health concerns facing the aboriginal population in general, with a special focus on the needs of women and children. The text provides a framework for professionals to approach aboriginal clients in a way that will both respect their worldviews and retain their own professional epistemology. Chapters are consistently formatted to include chapter objectives, case studies, critical thinking exercises, key concepts and terms, and recommended websites. The text adheres to the CASN/ANAC/CAN framework for teaching cultural competence and safety in regard to aboriginal health, and meets the needs of a curriculum that is highly recommended and will likely be required in the near future. Included with the text are an instructoris manual, study guide, and sample exams.Key Features: Comprises the only entry-level text about aboriginal health in Canada Integrates, historical, social, and clinical information along with concrete examples and relevant case studiesWritten by a leading researcher in First Nations and Inuit HealthAdheres to the CASN/ANAC/CAN framework for teaching cultural competence and safety regarding aboriginal health