July 2022 Update:
Since 2013, the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues has provided funding through this program to eligible UBC medical students and residents, as well as BC physicians who complete the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program offered through the Provincial Health Services Authority. As of June 30, 2022, the bursary that supported eligible participants who work or train in Rural Subsidiary Agreement Communities is no longer available.
The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training is a unique and facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with indigenous people.
There is one course specifically designed to support health care workers:
The online Core Health program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 20 Mainpro + credits.
The Core Health program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program eligible for up to 10.0 Section 3 Credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.
This course is approximately 8 hours long and should be completed within 8 weeks.
To learn more about ICS, or to register for a training session, visit www.sanyas.ca