In-Person Workshop A – Indigenous Engagement and Cultural Safety Practices for Healthcare Facility Planning and Design

Jun 13, 2023 9:00am – 12:00 PM

This session is offered only in person.
  • Defining cultural safety within the context of healthcare spaces and service delivery
  • Understanding how to engage, and partner with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples on major healthcare infrastructure projects
    • Examining practical steps towards integrating indigenous perspectives throughout the lifecycle of a healthcare project
  • Identifying opportunities to build a health system that honours the Indigenous traditional health and wellness practices, values, and practices into the design: smudging rooms, healing gardens
    • How to construct these spaces in consultation with indigenous partners
  • Recognizing community specific health service priorities
    • Ensuring culturally safe care is provided and accounting for them in building specifications
  • Exploring examples of impactful project elements created with indigenous community partners