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Health Care Beyond the Body - Culturally Competent Care Training

2014-03-25


Health Care Beyond the Body - Culturally Competent Care Training

Central East LHIN supports PRHC and Curve Lake First Nation Partnership to Enhance Culturally Competent Care. 

Chief Phyllis Williams and Ken Tremblay, President & CEO are pleased to thank the Central East Local Health Integration Network for their support of an innovative partnership to enhance culturally competent care. With the LHIN’s support, over 200 staff from PRHC and other local organizations, are participating in three (3), one-day training sessions led by Elder Pauline Shirt.

Elder Pauline Shirt, Cree, Red Hawk-Tail Clan, with an impressive background of working in the mental health and wellness circles, is leading the sessions at the Curve Lake Community Centre which included a morning prayer, and drum ceremonies to begin and end each day. 

Goals of the training included: 
  • Understanding Aboriginal concepts of health and healing 
  • Gaining a better understanding of the historical, political and cultural issues that impact the social determinants of health, access to health services and inter-generational health outcomes 
  • Through a process of self-reflection, learners will identify, acknowledge and analyze their own cultural values or emotional responses to the many diverse histories, cultures, world views, values, and contemporary events relating to First Nations, Inuit and/or Metis people

Date: Monday March 24th, to Wednesday March 26th, 2014
Location: Curve Lake Community Centre - 20 Whetung Street East, Curve Lake, Ontario K0L1R0
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Organizations who are participating are listed below: 
Brain Injury Association
Canadian Mental Health Association – Halliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Elizabeth Fry Society
Five Counties Children’s Centre
Peterborough County-City Health Unit
Point InTime
Ross Memorial Hospital
Fleming College
Trent University
Youth Emergency Shelter

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