January 17th, 2023 – Practice Guidance to Improve Cancer Screening Care for First Nations Families: A Focus on Cultural Safety and Tailored Resources with Dr. Kelsey Louie and Dr. Unjali Malhotra

Join this session to learn more about cancer service gaps impacting First Nations in BC and how primary and community health care providers can work towards improving screening care and access. Discussion will focus on culturally safe practice guidance for screening and diagnostic follow up, making space to talk about wholistic care needs, and an overview of relevant Indigenous resources and support services.

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Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am (PST)

About the Presenters:


Dr. Kelsey Louie, Senior Medical Officer, Primary Care,​ is Coast Salish from the Tla’Amin First Nation in Powell River, BC.
Dr. Louie recently completed residency in UBC’s Indigenous Family Practice program. He is passionate about supporting the FNHA’s work to address and improve health and wellness outcomes in BC First Nations communities. In addition to his work at FNHA, Dr. Louie is a family physician based in Victoria, BC.
Specializations: Primary Care, Injury Prevention, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Family Violence, Men’s Health, Cultural Safety and Humility.


Dr. Unjali Malhotra, Medical Director​, Women’s Health, is from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She completed her residency in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she created and completed a women’s health residency program after family residency. Dr. Malhotra is the Founder and former Program Director of the UBC Women’s Health Residency Program (for training family doctors in advanced women’s health skills for delivery in rural and remote communities). She is the outgoing Medical Director of Options for Sexual Health BC (five years) and the outgoing Chair of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada’s Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health (two years). She also previously served on the Board of the Federation for Medical Women. She is an author and speaker for Continuing Medical Education both provincially and nationally, In her various roles, Dr. Malhotra has co-created provincial programs that are focused on advocacy, community support, and education as much as clinical services.
Specializations: Women’s Health, Menopause, HPV, Contraception.




  • FNHA Cancer awareness – website
  • FNHA Average Risk Screening Chart – PDF
  • FNHA Learnings about Improving Cancer Screening – PDF
  • FNHA Wellness Diary – PDF
  • FNHA Respecting Tabacco – website

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