The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program was developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Aboriginal Health Program. Leslie Varley (Nisga'a) Director, and Cheryl Ward, (Kwakwaka'wakw) Provincial Lead, oversaw the development and implementation of this facilitated on line foundational training for health authorities.
The training was created in response to the Transformative Change Accord First Nations Health Plan requirement to increase cultural competency within Health Authorities through Action Item 19: First Nations and the Province will develop a curriculum for cultural competency for health authorities.
Many people have contributed to the success of this program. The following is the growing list of those whose diligence and hard work have made this training a major success:
Advisors and Contributors to the Program:
Leslie Arnold, Program Sponsor, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services; Paul Anderson, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services; Dr. Madeleine Dion Stout, Thought Leader and Scholar; Joan Morris, Songhees Christian Elder; Dr. Stephen Faulkner; Dr. Annette Browne, University of British Columbia; Dr. Victoria Smye, University of British Columbia; Debora Schwartz; Dr. Evan Adams, Office of the Provincial Health Officer; Dr. John Millar, Provincial Health Services Authority; Dr. Elizabeth Whynot; Dr. Jan Christilaw, BC Women’s Hospital; Carolynne Sacht; Quvi Robin Taylor; Dr. Betty Calam, University of British Columbia; Ron Hamilton, Elder, Advisor; Dr. Nadine Caron, Northern Health and University of Northern British Columbia; Dr. Jessica Ball, University of Victoria; Joe Gallagher, First Nations Health Council; Tania Davoren, Métis Provincial Council of BC; Linda Day;Tara Nault, Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport; Denise Taylor; Bill Mussel, Chair, Native Mental Health Association; Gwen Campbell MacArthur; Ian Knipe, Vancouver Island Health Authority; Paul Hanki; Leslie Schroeder, Fraser Health Authority; Carol Peters, Aboriginal Patient Liaison, Fraser Health Authority; Leah May Walker, UBC and Providence Health, Curriculum and Research; Paola Ardiles, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services; Shannon Griffin, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services; Andy Dunn; Dori van Stolk; Amenda Kumar; John James; Jennifer Keis; Mary MacKillop; Dr. Rif Kamil, Dr. Gabor Mate, Agnes Snow, Northern Health Authority; Dr. Lee Brown, University of British Columbia; and Dr. Rod McCormack, University of British Columbia.
Cheryl Ward, Provincial Lead, Curriculum; Grace Atkinson, Curriculum, Research; Dr. Collin van Uchelen, Curriculum Coordination; Dr. Raymond Obomsawin, Curriculum; Jeff Ward, Animikii; Terre Flower, Editing; Anne Cochrane, Editing; Maria Gomes, Curriculum; Michelle Reid, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology,Curriculum; Kirsten Mikkelson, University of Victoria, Curriculum; Arwen Hunter, Technical Services; Ry Moran, Videography; Mike Lowry, Technical Services; Paul Crawford, Technical Services; David Malysheff, Videography; Robyn Ward, Technical Services; Jo Hund, Technical Services; Joanne Mills, Lead Facilitator; Chelsey Branch, Facilitator; Laurie Harding, Facilitator; Rain Daniels, Facilitator; Crystal Silverquill, Facilitator; Keva Vuiyale, Registrar.
Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program