June 3, 2020
New Project Underway: PHESC Cultural Safety Training Project
The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health; DLSPH) has partnered with U of T’s Faculty of Medicine and Morning Star Lodge to create a series of online cultural safety training modules. Led by Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle (DLSPH), Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero (DLSPH), Dr. Carrie Bourassa (Morning Star Lodge, University of Saskatchewan), and Dr. Lisa Richardson (Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto), the project aims to provide accessible cultural safety training using Indigenous research methods.
The PHESC Cultural Safety Training Project will first guide participants through foundational courses intended for all learners and will then provide profession-specific modules for those in the fields of health (e.g., nursing), education, and social services.
Morning Star Lodge’s Cultural Safety Lab
Morning Star Lodge, one of the partners for PHESC’s Cultural Safety Training Project, houses a cultural safety lab. Based in Saskatchewan, the lab conducts research to better understand the processes that have led to culturally unsafe environments for Indigenous people in Canada and to work towards establishing what culturally safe spaces could look like.
Hearing Our Voices: An Indigenous Women’s Reproductive Health Curriculum
Dr. Lisa Richardson, Vice-Chair of Culture and Inclusion at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, has helped to develop Hearing Our Voices: An Indigenous Women’s Reproductive Health Curriculum, an online course intended to promote culturally safe practices.
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