As a result of colonial practices resulting in inter-generational trauma, Indigenous peoples in British Columbia continue to experience discrimination and racism when accessing care and poorer health outcomes than other residents. RCCbc is committed to understanding the history that underpins health outcomes for Indigenous people and unravelling the systemic racism embedded in our healthcare system. We commit to a regular practice of critical self-reflection of our operations, programs and services to ensure they are anti-racist and culturally aware.
Foundational resources for our reconciliation work
RCCbc is committed to advocating for equity in rural, remote and Indigenous healthcare in British Columbia. We also support rural health education improvements through collaboration, communication and ongoing relationship building.
Our work is guided by the following gold-standard resources, which were carefully crafted with input from, at times, hundreds of thousands of Indigenous peoples, scholars, academics and clinicians. They contain clear calls to action that will ensure Indigenous people and communities in British Columbia are healthy and vibrant.
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report: Calls to Action
- In Plain Sight – Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Healthcare
- First Peoples, Second Class Treatment
- Jordan’s Principle
- The Transformative Change Accord
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- The BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry: Calls for Justice
- Out of Sight – Summary and Interim Recommendations on the Brian Sinclair Working Group
- Remembering Keegan – A BC First Nations Case Study Reflection