Indigenous Health Cultural Safety

Island Health's Cultural Safety Online Course 

Public Access Now Avaliable

The online Cultural Safety Training, “For the Next Seven Generations – for the Children”, developed by Island Health’s Indigenous Health Program is now available for the public.

The course is a 3-4 hour, self-paced, non-facilitated course and is intended to improve health outcomes for present and future generations of Indigenous peoples living on Vancouver Island. The module provides an opportunity for healthcare providers to strengthen their cultural awareness and to enhance their ability to establish culturally safe, respectful engagements and environments.

Important: There may be aspects of this on-line training that bring up uncomfortable feelings about Canada’s collective history and the current social realities facing many Indigenous Peoples. We encourage all learners, if needed, to arrange appropriate support before commencing this module.

To access the Public Course follow these steps:

  1. Access the BC Provincial Health Services Authority Learning Hub by clicking on this link- https://learninghub.phsa.ca/
  2.  Sign in or Sign Up for an Account
    • Learners will need to complete the profile fields outlined to create their account
    • An email will be sent to the email address they used to create their account – Learner follows the steps in the email to activate their account.
    • When asked to select role in the organization – the external learner will select General Public and click CONTINUE.
      sign up page
  3. Click FIND A COURSE
  4. Enter Course title or keyword such as Cultural Safety in the Course Title field
  5. Click the SEARCH COURSE button
  6. Click on the Indigenous Health: For the Next Seven Generations for the Children course link
  7. Click on the Register button to start the module
  8. A certificate of completion is available through the participant’s profile under My Learning History.

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