Moving Forward

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Building a culturally safe and respectful organization that genuinely addresses individual and institutional racism is a substantial and complex undertaking. Achieving this outcome requires sustained commitment and a comprehensive strategy, including the active involvement of Aboriginal stakeholders.

— Hunter New England Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Leadership Committee
Institutional racism, by its very nature, is entrenched throughout an organization. To address it effectively requires a complex combination of strategies.

— Hunter New England Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Leadership Committee
Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.

— Francis Hesselbein, The Key to Cultural Transformation, Leader to Leader, (Spring 1999)
Initiatives related to cultural competence have fostered cross-cultural health care and created mutual ground to initiate a dialogue about issues of difference; however, a critical analysis of racism and an understanding of the macro-level workings of the health care system are necessary to design and implement policy changes to ensure truly accessible health services for racialized and marginalized peoples.

— McGibbon & Etowa, Anti-Racist Health Care Practice
The large-scale impact of seemingly inconsequential changes (such as relationship building) supported large-scale impacts (such as increased system responsiveness) across multiple child and youth service organizations.

— McGibbon & Etowa, Anti-Racist Health Care Practice
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Graphic Recordings

Graphic Recording - Cindy Blackstock

 Graphic Recording - Closing the Gap Keynote

 Graphic Recording - Opening Plenary

 Graphic Recording - Monday Breakout Sessions

 Graphic Recording - Northern Health Keynote

 Graphic Recording - Essential Qualities of Culturally Safe Organizations

Graphic Recording - Tuesday breakout Sessions 

 Graphic Recording - Unsaid Conversations

 Graphic Recording - Closing Session