May 24th, 2022 – Leaving a Legacy and Uplifting Cultural Safety with Cathy Almost and Cherie Mercer

Have you ever wondered how to engage with Indigenous perspectives in health care? 8 Cultural Safety Principles arose from a circle with Indigenous legacy leaders from across the province of BC. This collaborative experience has had success in breaking down cultural safety so that it’s easier to understand. From the principles to actions there has been a significant collective impact in the health system.

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Online via Zoom

About the Presenters:


Cathy Almost

Cathy is a member of the NWT Métis Association, Gwich’in and Cree. She is located on Tsimshian territory also known as Terrace, BC. Cathy has over thirty years of experience in engagement, teaching, leadership training and program design in both health and academics. 

She has spent many moments building relationships with Indigenous legacy leaders across the province and teaching the health system about cultural safety. Cathy is passionate about empowerment and meaningful interactions. She currently is an Engagement Leader at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.


Cherie Mercer

Cherie Mercer is a descendant of the Laich-Kwil-Tach Peoples which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and a member of the We Wai Kai and Nisga’a Nations. As a Patient Voices Network legacy leader, I strive for the inclusion of the Indigenous Voice at all levels to advance knowledge of true collaboration. I’m a legacy leader creating and strengthening connections to reach and engage people. This is a life-changing process that brings the motivation of accomplishment and connection from being a patient voice and having lived experience.


  • Culturally Safe Engagement: What Matters to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis & Inuit) Patient Partners? – Guide and Pamphlet
  • Covid Link to UBC resource – PDF
  • Webinar: UBCLC Pathways to Indigenous equity – Link
  • Culturally safe engagement: what matters to Indigenous, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Patient Partners – Link
  • Patient’s Voices BC – Website


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