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Indigenous cultural safety - An environmental scan of cultural safety initiatives in Canada - Chapter 6 -Cultural safety initiatives in Manitoba

March 2024

Manitoba has been undergoing health system transformation since 2018, aiming to improve the quality, accessibility, and efficiency of health care services in the province, with a strong commitment to reconciliation. Chapter 6 of the NCCIH’s Indigenous cultural safety: An environmental scan of cultural safety initiatives in Canada highlights cultural safety initiatives and resources developed and implemented by the government of Manitoba and its various departments and agencies, alone or in partnership with other governments and organizations, as well as by Shared Health, regional health authorities, professional organizations, Indigenous organizations, and other organizations with a health mandate operating in the province.

Some of the highlights of cultural safety initiatives taken in the province include the development of an Indigenous Partnership Strategic Framework, Indigenous representation on key health leadership teams, and the development of the Manitoba Quality and Learning Framework. This framework guides health care quality improvement, including in areas of cultural safety. The Government of Manitoba has also passed the Path to Reconciliation Act, created trilateral and bilateral partnerships and discussion tables with Indigenous groups, included Indigenous perspectives in policies and action plans, and implemented efforts to build a diverse, representative, and culturally competent workforce. Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations at the regional level have also engaged in cultural safety initiatives; however, initiatives undertaken by professional organizations, to date, have been largely limited to the nursing profession.

Note to reader: While all resources in the Indigenous cultural safety chapters were freely accessible on the Internet when they were included, the NCCIH assumes no responsibility for any links that are broken or changes in free access. The resources listed are, in large part, resources that are external to the NCCIH. They are intended for general information only on an "as is" and “as available” basis. Please refer to the NCCIH’s disclaimer on its Privacy policy.

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Indigenous cultural safety chapters

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