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BCCNM releases its Commitment to Action Plan 2023-24

Apr 19, 2023

​BCCNM is pleased today to share our Commit​ment to Action: 2023-24 Redressing Harm to Indigenous Peoples in the Health Care System plan (“Redressing Harm plan").

Redressing Harm to Indigenous Peoples in the Health-care System  

 This updated action plan builds on BCCNM's Commitment to Action: Constructive disruption to Indigenous-specific racism amongst B.C. Nurses and Midwives  released in September 2021. The Redressing Harm plan will continue to direct our work to address, constructively disrupt, and effectively dismantle systemic Indigenous-specific racism, with an overall goal to set right historical harms to which B.C. health regulators have contributed.

The Redressing Harm plan incorporates recommendations from the following:

  • The B.C. Government's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan

  • Remembering Keegan: A B.C. First Nations Case Study Reflection

  • The B.C. Patient Safety and Quality Council's Indigenous Patient Feedback Principles

  • Existing actions from the 2022 Commitment to Action plan, and,

  • An external review of BCCNM's investigation, discipline and monitoring processes.

We recognize that many of the recommendations within these reports often intersect, further demonstrating the urgent and ongoing need for system change and accountability.

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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.​