Resources by Province & Territory

Alberta

Indigenous Canada 

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada.

From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships.

Learn more here: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html

Edmonton 2 Spirit Society videos

Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlfj8DUsEAUrpiONH3-wgV5NExKS0aGY7

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL)

AADL helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies.

 

Learn more here: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-aids-to-daily-living.aspx

Continuing Care Access

Offers telephone information, screening and referrals for individuals who require access to Continuing Care services including Home Care, Supportive Living, Palliative, Day Program and Facility Living programs.

Provides a central telephone number and assistance for people who require access to Continuing Care services in the Edmonton area, including:

  • Home living

  • Day Programs / CHOICE (Comprehensive Home Option of Integrated Care for the Elderly)

  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living (equipment surg supplies)

  • Access to Supportive living

  • Access to Facility Living (Long-Term Care)

  • Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program

Learn more here: Continuing Care Access | Alberta Health Services

 

British Columbia

SAN’YAS ANTI-RACISM INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

San’yas means ‘way of knowling’ in Kwak’wala the language of the Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. Kwak’wala is the language of the San’yas founder and creator, Dr. Cheryl Ward.

British Columbia | Regional Program History

The first San’yas training was designed by Indigenous educators in British Columbia in 2008. Today, San’yas offers online training and consultation services to people and groups across Canada. We have trained over 150,000 people, and we support several organizations in their work to uproot anti-Indigenous racism and enhance Indigenous cultural safety. In BC, more than 60,000 people have completed our training.

Learn more here: https://sanyas.ca/home

Spinal Cord Injury BC

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries and related disabilities, adjust, adapt, and thrive. Currently, we serve over 2,600 British Columbians and their families and friends, by providing answers, information and unique community experiences that change lives.

Learn more here: https://sci-bc.ca/

Indigenous Health Cultural Safety

Island Health's Cultural Safety Online Course 

The online Cultural Safety Training, “For the Next Seven Generations – for the Children”, developed by Island Health’s Indigenous Health Program is now available for the public.

The course is a 3-4 hour, self-paced, non-facilitated course and is intended to improve health outcomes for present and future generations of Indigenous peoples living on Vancouver Island. The module provides an opportunity for healthcare providers to strengthen their cultural awareness and to enhance their ability to establish culturally safe, respectful engagements and environments.

Learn more here: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/indigenous-health/indigenous-health-cultural-safety

Connecting Learners with Knowledge (CLWK)

CLWK started as a pilot project in 2010 and was created by nurses to explore innovative ways to meet nurses’ education needs. Membership grew considerably and it became a permanent, living resource. In February 2014 it merged with QExchange.ca which was home to communities for British Columbian health care providers. CLWK is now a growing group of communities that support healthcare providers to network and improve care.

Learn more here: https://www.clwk.ca/

Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit under First Nationals Health Authority (FNHA)

Pacific Blue Cross partnered with FNHA in 2014 to support, facilitate and improve access to services, benefits and care for Indigenous Peoples in BC.  In 2019, PBC’s role grew to helping administer health benefits on behalf of its First Nations clients.

Pacific Blue Cross will administer benefits on behalf of clients of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in British Columbia for dental, vision, hearing, medical supplies and equipment, and drugs not covered by BC PharmaCare Plan W. Learn more at https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/providerresource/provider-news/provider-updates-first-nations-health-authority-fnha-benefits/

For more information: https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health-providers

PBC Truth and Reconciliation: https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/dei#truth_reconciliation

 

Manitoba

SAN’YAS ANTI-RACISM INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

San’yas means ‘way of knowling’ in Kwak’wala the language of the Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. Kwak’wala is the language of the San’yas founder and creator, Dr. Cheryl Ward.

Manitoba | Regional Program History

In 2015, San’yas partnered with Shared Health Manitoba-Indigenous Health and an advisory of Indigenous leaders and educators to build Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (MICST). MICST offers Core Training that has been specifically designed for people working in any sector in Manitoba. More than 4,500 people have completed our training.

Learn more here: https://sanyas.ca/home

 

New Brunswick

Cape Breton University Indigenous post-secondary education

Cape Breton University is proud to be the Atlantic Canadian leader in Indigenous post-secondary education, and we’re excited to help make bright futures happen for our Indigenous students and for their communities.

Indigenous culture, heritage and knowledge are integrated into CBU’s Indigenous education options, offering all CBU students the opportunity to not just learn about these cultures, but to learn from them and to apply the teachings throughout their careers.

Learn more at https://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/

An In-Depth Look at the New Brunswick Health Care System

Explore statistics on the health of Canadians in New Brunswick and on the New Brunswick health system in this interactive examination of hospitals and long-term care organizations using a series of health indicators. Information is available on health care safety, efficiency, access, person-centredness, and appropriateness and effectiveness, as well as on health status and social determinants of health.

Learn more at https://www.cihi.ca/en/an-in-depth-look-at-the-new-brunswick-health-care-system

 
 

Northwest Territories

Speak with an NSWOC

The following NSWOCs provide consults and care within our tri-specialty to clients of  NWT and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.

  • The Northwest Territories Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence serve clients in acute care, long term care, and community care in all regions of the Northwest Territories and in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.”

  •  “Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training — Living Well Together” —  8 interactive modules are mandatory for all employees of the Government of the Northwest Territories.  “Living Well Together” is specific to Indigenous cultures in the NWT.  It aims to provide the necessary foundation and tools to move toward cultural competence and for all GNWT employees to understand their individual and collective role in reconciliation.

  • The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority has increased Indigenous employee supports including establishment of the Cultural Safety and Anti-Racism unit, the Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training and the Indigenous Recruitment and Retention Framework.

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An In-Depth Look at the Northwest Territories Health Care System

See data on the Northwest Territories health care system and on the health of Canadians in the Northwest Territories. Explore health care information on hospitals and long-term care facilities in this informative overview using a series of health indicators. See statistics on health care safety, access, efficiency, appropriateness and effectiveness, and person-centredness, as well as on social determinants and health status.

Learn more at https://www.cihi.ca/en/an-in-depth-look-at-the-northwest-territories-health-care-system

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Program

Are you, or is someone you’re worried about, a First Nations or Indigenous person? There are programs and resources available in Nova Scotia that were created specifically to address your unique concerns. 

Learn more at https://mha.nshealth.ca/en/topics/group-identity/first-nations-indigenous

An In-Depth Look at the Nova Scotia Health Care System

In Depth provides detailed statistics on the health of Canadians in Nova Scotia and on Nova Scotia’s health care system. Compare data by hospital, long-term care organization, city, health region, province or territory.

Learn more at https://www.cihi.ca/en/an-in-depth-look-at-the-nova-scotia-health-care-system

News Release: New Mi’kmaw Chair in Healthy L’nu Communities Created

The Rankin government is providing $150,000 in annual funding for five years for a new Mi’kmaw Chair in Healthy L’nu Communities at Cape Breton University.

Read more at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210520004

Articles: New Wije’winen Health Centre in Halifax

A new health centre in downtown Halifax is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia to offer specialized medical support to the city’s growing urban Indigenous population.

The clinic will be located in the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and will be composed of a team of doctors and nurses who will offer primary care to Indigenous people living in Halifax.

Read more at 

 

Nunavut

People Of Nunavut

Nunavut has supported a continuous indigenous population for over 4,000 years. Archaeologists and geneticists are now certain that the predecessors of today’s Inuit originated in the area of the Bering Strait, which separates Asia from North America. The first indigenous group, known as Paleo-Eskimos, crossed the Bering Strait sometime around 3000 BC and moved into the Canadian Arctic Archipelago around 2500 BC, apparently because of a change in climate. From there they followed marine mammals and herds of big game land animals across all of Nunavut to Greenland.

Learn more at https://travelnunavut.ca/regions-of-nunavut/people-of-nunavut/

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada - Nunavut

Nunavut, which means “Our Land” in Inuktut, is the newest, largest and northernmost territory of Canada. It was officially created on April 1, 1999, though the proposed boundaries had been drawn in 1992 after a plebiscite was held to confirm the division between Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In October 1992, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was put to a plebiscite and saw a resounding majority of voters pass the agreement with a nearly 85 per cent majority. In May 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was signed in Iqaluit, and on June 10, 1993, the NLCA and the Nunavut Act (an act that created the new territory) were passed. 

Learn more at https://indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.ca/article/nunavut/

An In-Depth Look at the Nunavut Health Care System

Explore health care data on hospitals and long-term care facilities in this informative overview using a series of health indicators. Interactive information is available on health care safety, access, efficiency, appropriateness and effectiveness, and person-centredness, as well as on social determinants and health status, by selecting different criteria.

Learn more at https://www.cihi.ca/en/an-in-depth-look-at-the-nunavut-health-care-system

 

Ontario

SAN’YAS ANTI-RACISM INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

San’yas means ‘way of knowling’ in Kwak’wala the language of the Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. Kwak’wala is the language of the San’yas founder and creator, Dr. Cheryl Ward.

Ontario | Regional Program History

In 2013, Indigenous leaders and educators in Ontario partnered with San’yas to develop Ontario-specific online training courses. Today, we offer a range of courses in Ontario. More than 80,000 people have completed our training.

Learn more here: https://sanyas.ca/home

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization to empower and support all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities. 

Learn more here: https://www.onwa.ca/

Two Spirit and LGBTQIA Indigenous Resources

Learn more here: 

University of Toronto: Two Spirit and LGBTQIA Indigenous Resources

An In-Depth Look at the Ontario Health Care System

In Depth provides a detailed overview of Ontario's health care system and of the health of Canadians in Ontario. Compare data by hospital, long-term care organization, city, health region, province or territory.

Learn more at https://www.cihi.ca/en/an-in-depth-look-at-the-ontario-health-care-system

 

Saskatchewan

OUTSakatoon: Two-Spirit

A resource that provides you with information about Two Spirit identities, history, and the impacts of colonization.

Learn more here: https://www.outsaskatoon.ca/resource-library/two-spirit/

An In-Depth Look at the Saskatchewan Health Care System

View in-depth results on Saskatchewan health care and on the health of Canadians in Saskatchewan in this examination of hospitals and long-term care organizations using a series of health indicators. Information is provided on health care efficiency, access, person-centredness, safety, and appropriateness and effectiveness, as well as on health care status and social determinants.

Learn more at https://www.cihi.ca/en/an-in-depth-look-at-the-saskatchewan-health-care-system

 
 

Yukon

Connecting Learners with Knowledge (CLWK)

CLWK started as a pilot project in 2010 and was created by nurses to explore innovative ways to meet nurses’ education needs. Membership grew considerably and it became a permanent, living resource. In February 2014 it merged with QExchange.ca which was home to communities for British Columbian health care providers. CLWK is now a growing group of communities that support healthcare providers to network and improve care.

Learn more here: https://www.clwk.ca/

Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit (NIHB)

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program provides eligible First Nations and Inuit clients with coverage for a range of health benefits that are not covered through other:

  • social programs

  • private insurance plans

  • provincial or territorial health insurance

Learn more here: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576790320164/1576790364553