This document details foundational components for Indigenous Health Systems Transformation and its underlying concepts and terms which in turn help inform the development of the IPHCC OHT Provincial Framework. The purpose for defining these terms is to:
Ne'Ikaanigaana Toolkit ("All our Relations"): Guidance for Creating Safer Environments for Indigenous Peoples
This toolkit is designed specically to support and guide mainstream organizations on their journeys towards creating safer environments for Indigenous People. Gathering knowledge through our own journey is ongoing and we will continue to update this guidance as we learn new lessons.
This toolkit was created to provide guidance on communication/engagement strategies and culturally safe practices/policies for vaccine implementation for Indigenous people in Ontario. It covers 6 areas of focus:
This project started in Spring 2021 and was conducted in partnership with the National Reconciliation Program (NRP) at Save the Children. The aim of the project was to engage Indigenous youth aged 15-24 in creating a grass roots social media campaign. Indigenous youth promoted positive messages about the COVID-19 vaccines through digital storytelling. 25 youths, including members of the IPHCC's Knowledge Circle and the NRP participated in the planning committee and were engaged in all aspects of the project.