Sacred spaces & gathering places
We recognize the importance for many Indigenous people to gather around loved ones in times of illness, healing and while receiving care. Comfortable spaces are provided within each facility, and where possible spaces are also available for spiritual and cultural healing practices.
Smudging and burning of medicines
The burning of medicines is permitted at all VCH facilities. Health and safety concerns may limit where smudging and burning medicines are permitted at each site. Staff can help find a location that meets patient and family needs.