We invite all BCCFP members to join us for a special ceremony on Friday, November 1 at 6:45 am in Vancouver. Together with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), we will be signing a Declaration of Commitment, a signal of our shared intention to advance Cultural Safety and Humility among family physicians who are involved in the delivery of health services to First Nations and Indigenous populations in BC.

The ceremony will take place before the beginning of the day’s program for the Family Medicine Forum (FMF), in which Dr. Evan Adams is the keynote speaker. Dr. Adams, the chief medical officer for the FNHA, will be part of the signing ceremony.

Breakfast will be available at 6:15 am and the ceremony will begin at 6:45 am in the Cypress Room in the Pan Pacific Hotel, located at 999 Canada Place, Vancouver. This special ceremony is open to all BCCFP members – you do not need to be registered at the FMF to attend. We would appreciate it if you could RSVP to [email protected]

The BCCFP is proud to sign this Declaration of Commitment on behalf of our members. Together with the First Nations Health Authority, we understand that strong leadership and concrete actions at multiple levels are how we will demonstrate our commitment to embed cultural safety and humility as a means to deliver improved quality of health care services to First Nations individuals, families, and communities in BC, recognizing that this will also be of benefit to other Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The signing of the Declaration of Commitment is our first step on this journey.

 

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