February 1st, 2024 – Planting the Seeds for BC Cultural Safety and Humility Standard Evaluation

This presentation will explore the British Columbia Cultural Safety and Humility Standard, the importance of organizational self-assessment and reflection, and FNHA’s unique approach to their evaluation. Measuring cultural safety and humility is a challenge and one that requires innovation, flexibility, and a grass roots approach and we aim to share our approach to support others in their process.

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2024 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

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About the Presenters:


Th’et-simiya (Wendy Ritchie), BEd
Elder Wendy grew up on the Sq’ewqeyl First Nation in the Fraser Valley. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor degree in Education, majoring in the Halq’emeylem language and minoring in Stó:lō culture. She has worked for her people for the last 42 years in many areas, and is currently employed by her own community as a Halq’emeylem teacher.
Mekw’ tel Sq’eqó
All my Relations.


Laurie Edmundson, MHA, CHE
Laurie Edmundson (she/her) is a settler of mixed-European ancestry who lives on the unceded and traditional territory of the Máthxwi and Sema:th First Nations. Laurie has worked with FNHA since 2017 and is currently the Manager of Standards and Accreditation. Her work incudes supporting First Nations community accreditation and quality improvement, projects related to the BC Cultural Safety and Humility Standard including measurement, internal alignment, developing a cultural safety and humility assessment standard in partnership with Accreditation Canada and the Health Standards Organization and supporting health system partners on their implementation of the standard.
Laurie is also a proud graduate of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health where she completed her Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Population and Public Health in 2020.

Alex Fraess-Phillips, PhD
Alex Fraess-Phillips, is a settler of mixed-European descent who lives on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in Prince George BC. Prior to his work with the FNHA, Alex was an academic with a research background in occupational health and primary healthcare. Currently, he works with the FNHA as the Senior Data Analyst for Clinical Quality, where he builds and maintains systems to monitor the performance of FNHA’s clinical services. He comes to this project as a methods specialist and helped the project team develop the multi-method self-assessment and analysis.



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