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Survey: new cultural safety and humility practice standard

Nov 22, 2021

Since August 2020, BCCNM has been working with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) to develop a new shared standard on cultural safety and humility. We are pleased to share the Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism practice standard with you.

We've consulted extensively to draft this standard, holding focus groups with Indigenous registrants and members of the public, consulting with other key audiences and reviewing key reports and studies. BCCNM and CPSBC staff have analyzed the data gathered and developed draft this joint standard based on all these findings.

Now we want to hear from registrants

We want to know: is the standard clear? Do you understand it? What strategies and resources will help you understand and apply it in your practice? This survey is your chance to tell us. 

The survey will remain open until Friday, Dec. 3rd and should take you about 25 minutes to complete. ​

If you have any questions, please email us at

You can learn more about this work on our website.

This survey is now closed.

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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​