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Attendee, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

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Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, is committed to cultural safety and humility. As part of that commitment, the Council is sponsoring an opportunity for 25 patient partners to participate in San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training! Attendees will learn about Indigenous history, cultural safety and strategies for empathy through a series of online modules and discussions to increase cultural understanding and diversity in our network.

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Lead Organization/Department
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)

Aim
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.

By the end of the course, participants will have examined culture, stereotyping and the consequences and legacies of colonization. They will learn about terminology, diversity, aspects of colonial history such as Indian residential schools and Indian Hospitals and a time line of historical events.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that you will be provided with balanced and objective information to assist in understanding alternatives and solutions.

Eligibility
• All patient partners who are members of the Patient Voices Network (have completed a PVN orientation and signed the Patient Partner Commitments) are eligible and encouraged to apply; whether you are newly oriented, have been a PVN member for years, are active in the network, or are hoping to reengage. Participants will be asked to demonstrate an interest in learning about Indigenous issues in health care.
• Must have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to complete the online learning.
• Please note: San’yas training is available at no cost to some health authority employees. If you are a patient partner who works in a health authority, we encourage you to explore this option to be supported through your employer; if you are unable to access the course through your health authority employer, please let us know in the RSVP form.

Logistics
• Vacancies: 25
• A portion of seats will be reserved for patient partners in each region, as well as for Indigenous patient partners. Indigenous patient partners will have the option to participate in an Indigenous only cohort or a mixed cohort
• Consideration will be given to patient partner diversity, so that participants reflect the population of our province
• This self-paced training takes approximately 8 to 10 hours to complete and you will have up to 8 weeks to finish the course. It is recommended that you complete the training over several weeks rather than at one sitting as breaks will help you integrate what you are learning
• Selected participants will have a choice of registration in one of two Core ICS training programs:
Core ICS Health
Core ICS Mental Health

We anticipate that everyone will complete the course by end of  March 2023.

Reimbursement
No expenses are anticipated, as this course is offered online.

Background
Cultural safety is about fostering a climate where the unique history of Indigenous peoples is recognized and respected in order to provide appropriate care and services in an equitable and safe way, without discrimination.

San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program is a unique, facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, 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 skills and promote positive partnerships between service providers and Indigenous people.

Skilled facilitators will guide and support each learner through interactive course materials. Participants will examine culture, stereotyping, and the consequences and legacies of colonization. Participants will learn about terminology; diversity; aspects of colonial history such as Indian residential schools and Indian Hospitals and a time line of historical events.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Irina Apostu Program Assistant, Patient & Public Engagement 604.668.8240 iapostu@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!