The Elders in Residence Program embeds Elders and Knowledge Keepers from different First Nations in acute and community health care sites.


The Elders and Knowledge Keepers offer culturally specific medicines and healing methods to Indigenous patients and families and provide culturally-specific consultation to involved health care staff and physicians. Elders' life experience, historical perspective, spiritual knowledge, and cultural connections make them a valuable resource. 

Speak with a Vancouver Coastal Health staff member to help you access Indigenous Elders or Traditional Practitioners. 



  • 社区保健中心

    Downtown Community Health Centre

    569 Powell Street Vancouver
  • 长期护理院

    George Pearson Centre

    700 West 57th Avenue Vancouver
  • 社区保健中心

    Heatley Community Health Centre

    330 Heatley Avenue Vancouver
  • 社区保健中心

    Pender Community Health Centre

    59 West Pender Street Vancouver
  • 社区保健中心


    533 East Hastings Street Vancouver