Health Quality BC acknowledges that Canada’s legacy of colonialism continues to impact Indigenous Peoples today through stereotyping, racism, profiling, and discrimination in BC’s health care system. We champion and support high-quality care for every person in BC, and we condemn racism in all its forms.

We believe that quality care respects individuals for their distinct perspectives and acknowledges their cultural contexts. It acknowledges that each of us holds biases and beliefs that shape our worldview and that requires us to reflect on and understand how these biases may impact our work.

We are committed to this learning to ensure our work promotes a high-quality health care system that is safe for all. In addition, and in support of Section 1.1.1 of the BC Cultural Safety and Humility Standard, we are committed to ensuring our organization’s actions are actively in resistance to Indigenous-specific racism.

We provide advice and make recommendations to the health system, including the Minister of Health, on matters related to quality of care across the province. As part of this work, we will continue to hold critical discussions about Indigenous-specific racism, the impacts of all racism, and to take actions that address the impacts.  We are dedicated to creating inclusive, anti-racist environments for participants and to creating curricula that equips learners to ensure the delivery of relational health care to all.

We encourage the Indigenous partners we work alongside to hold us accountable as we move forward.

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