SE First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program
Discover how we’re working together for Indigenous health
Who We Are
We are Indigenous and allies, and we love what we do. We’re working respectfully alongside communities to co-develop/co-design initiatives, health service solutions, education, resources, and tools.
We ensure that health service solutions meet the needs of the community by interweaving cultural safety, Indigenous ways of knowing and evidence-based practice into our processes. Our Indigenous staff have lived and worked in community and have an excellent understanding of communities’ needs and health systems.
Our core values are grounded upon respect, relevance, reciprocity, responsibility, and relationship.
During Truth and Reconciliation Week and every day, we are working together for Indigenous health.
SE Health is also working toward becoming an Indigenous-informed employer, and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action through several initiatives.
One of these initiatives, is our new First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Health Services Scholarship. The annual $5,000 scholarship aims to improve health care and services for Indigenous communities across Canada and supports the recommendations in Calls to Action 23(i) and 92(ii), which focus on supporting and increasing the number of Indigenous healthcare providers.
The scholarship is open to Indigenous students across the country, enrolled in a certified, full-time, post-secondary health profession program.
Our Commitment for Over 20 Years
Our team ensures communities have access to education and knowledge sharing opportunities.
We offer a supportive and culturally safe learning environment that meets the needs of our graduates.
Watch the video to learn about Rosemary’s vocational education experience.
Honouring Our Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers
Our SE Health First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program gratefully acknowledges the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, both past and present, who graciously guided us with their wisdom. Our program would not be what it is today without them.
We honour you and all of your wisdom shared as we carry this work forward.
Elder Lyna Hart
Shkaapewis Kaaren Dannenmann
Elder Mabel Horton
Elder Vincent Kicknosway
Grandmother Mary Hill