Indigenous Health – Cultural Initiatives
WRHA Indigenous Health - Cultural Initiatives works to build cultural awareness and a holistic standard of care in the Region.
WRHA Indigenous Health - Cultural Initiatives provides spiritual and cultural care services for staff, patients and patients' families and also facilitates cultural education for Region staff.
Spiritual & Cultural Care
The Traditional Wellness Clinic (TWC): The TWC gives Indigenous and non-Indigenous people the opportunity to seek healing using a traditional healing approach. The clinic is located at Health Sciences Centre and is open two days per month to anyone and appointments can be made by calling WRHA Indigenous Health Central Intake at 1-877-940-8880.
Spiritual & Cultural Care Provider: A Spiritual & Cultural Care Provider is available to patients and their families, and all region staff for support and Ceremonies. Many WRHA facilities accommodate smudges and other ceremonies. All faiths are recognized and WRHA Indigenous Health can connect patients and clients with the appropriate resources at each site. Call WRHA Indigenous Health Central Intake at 1-877-940-8880 for more information or an appointment.
Through workshops, presentations and Grand Rounds in Indigenous Health, WRHA Indigenous Health - Cultural Initiatives aims for staff working in the Region to increase awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures in a health-care setting, improve their ability to provide culturally safe care and help build a culturally competent workplace.