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Aboriginal health


Vancouver Coastal Health honours its commitment to supporting the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in our region. We are committed to improving the health and access to culturally safe healthcare of the Indigenous people in our region, and we recognize that we all have a contribution to make in reconciliation and healing. With this recognition comes the responsibility to ensure authentic and intentional engagement and collaboration with the Indigenous population.

Our team

VCH’s Aboriginal Health team works with staff and physicians across all programs and departments to provide strategic leadership, partner collaboration and community engagement to assist VCH to become a more culturally competent and safe organization.

The team supports Vancouver Coastal Health in its commitment to:

  • partner with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples

  • build a health system that honours the Indigenous worldview, traditional health and wellness practices and provides culturally safe services

  • ensure culturally safe care is provided

  • offer opportunities for educational workshops and learning

First Nations Health Authority

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first and only provincial First Nations health authority in Canada and is working to transform and reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations. The VCH Aboriginal Health team collaborates, coordinates and integrates their health programs and services with FNHA to achieve better health outcomes for BC First Nations.

Contact us

To contact Aboriginal Health, email aboriginalhealth@vch.ca.

For more information on how to submit a patient complaint, please see the Aboriginal Health Complaints Process.

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