Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Planning and Design to Create Culturally Safe Healthcare Infrastructure

November 9, 2022 11:45am

Sheri Hundseth
Director, Indigenous Relations and Community Engagement
Providence Health Care

  • Discovering 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