Indigenous Health Services
Here at Health Sciences North, we acknowledge the diversity, history and heritage of Indigenous people in Northeastern Ontario and are privileged to offer health care and services in this region.
We are committed to building stronger relationships with Indigenous communities. We are working to create an environment that supports culture and traditions and improves health outcomes for Indigenous peoples.
The Indigenous Health Team is leading the work at HSN to identify and address priority health concerns and health equity gaps for Indigenous patients and their families.
They are improving the First Nations, Metis and Inuit patient experience by incorporating traditional health practices and offering extra supports and services tailored specifically to their needs. All of this makes for a more inclusive and culturally safe patient care setting.
We acknowledge that Health Sciences North is on Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning and we want to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek on whose land we reside and the neighboring community of Wahnapitae First Nation.
We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place.
We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.