Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Join us for Part I of an exciting series on the topic of Indigenous Health Leadership! We will kick off this series on Thursday, January 12, 2017 with Leslie Bonshor, Executive Advisor of Aboriginal Health with Vancouver Coastal Health.
About the presenter:
Leslie Bonshor is a member of Tzeachten First Nation. As the Aboriginal Health Executive Advisor at Vancouver Coastal Health, she provides strategic direction and guidance to the CEO and Senior Executive Team at Vancouver Coastal Health on challenges, priorities, and issues related to improving the health of the Aboriginal population. Previously, she was Aboriginal Health Director at Fraser Health for 8 years. In this role, she provided leadership within Fraser Health by planning, supporting and guiding the implementation of initiatives designed to improve the health of Aboriginal people.
Prior to working in health care, Leslie provided business support and consulting services to First Nations communities and organizations in the Fraser Valley, including project management, communications strategies, and policy development. Leslie has extensive expertise in Aboriginal health strategic leadership, policy, primary health care and community based health delivery.
Key Speaking Points:
In this Learning Circle series, we will learn from the individual journeys of distinguished leaders in Indigenous Health. Presenters may cover topics such as:
- Maintaining work-life balance
- Navigating mainstream systems as an Indigenous professional
- Shaping policy from within the system
- Networking and relationship building
- Team building
- Career advancement and professional development
- Working with communities
DISCLAIMER: Due to the sensitive subject matter and stories shared during the UBC Learning Circle sessions participants may become triggered. Please ensure you have prepared a support system for yourself in advance in which you may have easy access to. This could mean an Elder, trusted mentor/family/friend, Counsellor and/or crisis contact number.
Please contact the 24 Hour KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717 if you require emotional support. KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First Nations – all crisis response personnel are certified and trained in Indigenous cultural safety. Or call the BC Crises Centre at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)..