On March 1, 2017, twenty-three health regulatory bodies in BC signed the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility, joining all health authorities in BC who signed the Declaration in July 2015, and becoming the first health professionals in Canada to make the pledge.
Signing the Declaration of Commitment reflects the high priority regulated health professionals have placed on advancing cultural safety and humility for Indigenous people. It commits them to actions and processes which will ultimately embed culturally safe practices within all levels of health professional regulation. For example, the Declaration commits the regulatory bodies to report on their progress via annual reports outlining strategic activities which demonstrate how they are meeting their commitment to cultural safety.
For more information, see the media release from the First Nations Health Authority.