As a health care organization, we deeply apologize for systemic and interpersonal racism experienced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples that have accessed, and are accessing, care from us.
The Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation Action Plan (IWRAP) is the first of its kind at Providence, and is in direct support of the findings shared in the watershed report, In Plain Sight.
This plan guides Providence’s collective commitment to taking action. Grounded in humility, the plan’s actions are anchored to the recommendations of In Plain Sight and other key reports, to address systemic anti-Indigenous racism in the healthcare system, and advance Indigenous Wellness, Reconciliation and Human Rights.
This Action Plan outlines five-year goals with preliminary one to two-year actions.
Its Foundational Principles mirror those of Mission: Forward, and describe what the principles mean in the context of Indigenous wellness and reconciliation. They guide how Providence will show up in the implementation of this action plan, and in relationships with Indigenous Peoples.