• Cultural Safety and Humility

Virtual Engagement: Relationship Building, Safe, Authentic and Culturally Appropriate Practices


In May 2021,  the Kana Wain Dida International conference and gathering, hosted by Kitatipithitamak Mithwayawin (COVID-19 Indigenous), brought together community members, academics, medical professionals, youth, and more to learn and share with one another in the midst of the pandemic. This collection of Indigenous voices and experiences goes beyond the pandemic. From sharing lived experiences, to addressing health and wellbeing challenges and opportunities, as well as celebrating and remembering, this collection of workshops, resources and stories from the Kana Wain Dida gathering is an opportunity to continue to learn and grow with one another.

This co-designed session explored lessons learned and strategies for facilitating authentic, safe and culturally appropriate online engagement in a time that is critical for health care system to listen, learn and collaborate with Indigenous communities as we all face multiple public health crises.


  • Tina Miller (Patient Partner, Patient Voices Network)
  • Hélène Campbell (Patient Partner, Health Standards Organization)
  • Cathy Almost (Engagement Leader, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council)

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