The Centre for Wise Practices Website serves as a comprehensive platform dedicated to Indigenous health at Women’s College Hospital. It aims to address the unique healthcare needs of Indigenous communities by providing a wealth of resources, information, and support. With a focus on fostering culturally sensitive and inclusive healthcare practices, we aim to promote health equity, and sharing initiatives and programs aimed at improving the well-being of Indigenous individuals.
Through a combination of educational content, community engagement, and healthcare advocacy, the site seeks to contribute to the advancement of Indigenous health outcomes and bridge gaps in healthcare access and understanding.
Indigenous Peer Support, Patient Relations and Elder-in-Residence
The Indigenous Peer Support and Relations Advocate and our Elder-in-Residence provide culturally relevant support and advocacy for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) patients and their families through the Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health (GCWP-IH) at Women’s College Hospital (WCH).
The Indigenous Peer Support and Relations Advocate can provide, but are not limited to, the following services:
- One on one peer support
- Coordinating access to Indigenous community partners and organizations
- Facilitating supports including cultural and spiritual needs with Elders-In-Residence for patients and their families
- Accessing traditional medicines
- Collaborating with Community Elders