June is National Indigenous History Month and the College would like to remind all Canadians to take a moment to reflect on, recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canadian society of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
This past week, the College was fortunate enough to be invited back to the second annual Mental Health and Wellness Summit hosted by the First Nations Health Authority!
May 6-12 is Mental Health Week!
Stigma is an everyday reality for many Canadians living with a mental health issue, or addiction. They fear that they will be treated and looked upon differently because of their illness and, as such, will lose access to important services.
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm the residential school system has left on generations of indigenous families and their communities.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. The College encourages pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to join into Day of Wellness celebrations by attending an event near them.
This past February, The College was fortunate to be a part of the first Mental Health and Wellness Summit hosted by the First Nations Health Authority!
Pharmacists across British Columbia will have an important role to play in improving the care and safety of their patients as First Nations Health Authority patients become BC PharmaCare beneficiaries on October 1, 2017.
On March 1, 2017, the College of Pharmacists of BC was one of 23 BC health professions to pledge their commitment to making our health system more culturally safe for First Nations and Aboriginal People.
Guest Post: Improving Pharmacy Services for First Nations Clients by Committing to Cultural Safety and Humility
Pharmacists sometimes ask what they can do to improve their work with First Nations clients. This is an excellent question given the changing climate of the pharmacy profession. As our scope of practice continues to expand, we have an opportunity to be active participants in the decolonization of health services for First Nations people.