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Aboriginal health

Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future

In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada tabled its recommendations to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation”(pg 327) with Indigenous peoples. This summary of the Commission’s final report presents the history and legacy of residential schools, the challenge of reconciliation, and 94 calls to action.

Housing need in Canada: Healthy lives start at home

This 2015 position statement from the Canadian Pediatric Society reviews literature on the impact of housing on health, roles for primary health care providers, and recommendations for action at multiple levels (from patient to policy level).

Hurdles to health

Hurdles to Health is a personal narrative about a Saskatoon family, shared by a wife and mother of a low-income household. This video shows the family’s daily struggles caused by the barriers poverty creates to achieving overall health and wellbeing.

Indigenous cultural safety training program - Online course

This substantial, interactive, three-part training program is designed to strengthen the skills of professionals working directly or indirectly with Indigenous people by increasing Aboriginal-specific knowledge and enhancing self-awareness.

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