Talking about Indigenous Cultural Competence with STEM leaders

July 2018 – The IRG shared a wonderful day with Actua and their young leaders in STEM who are travelling across Canada this summer to share about the potential of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Can we say, our STEM future is in good hands with this group of amazing leaders?

Keynote with the Public Policy Forum

May 2018 – Had a great opportunity to share about reconciliation over a lunch-and-learn at the Public Policy Forum.  What works?  Building relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in your local area.  It starts with relationship.

Meeting with Sami in Norway and Sweden

May 2018 – In her role as International Chair of the Wharerātā Group, Rose participated in meetings with Sami and Indigenous leaders in mental health from around the world in Karasjok, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden, at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership.  It’s always a great day to meet new friends and learn more about SANKS, the Sami mental health organization in Norway.  Read more on the Wharerātā Group’s site.

Part of the tour included the Sami Parliament, and an opportunity to discuss best practices in country-wide reconciliation efforts with Sami parliamentarians.

The_IRG was at Upstream 2018

April 2018 – Rose LeMay speaking at Upstream‘s Closing the Gap – The Next 150 conference. With Max Fine Day, Lorraine Rekmans and Ryan Meili.  Does your health organization’s board include Indigenous people?

New Certified ICC Facilitators in Nunavut

March 2018 – With Minister of Health the Hon. Pat Angnakak, twelve new Certified ICC Facilitators take the stage!  What does leadership look like?  Strong self-awareness of culture, ability to manage difficult conversations to find common ground, and a vision for reconciliation.  This is what a Certified ICC Facilitator brings to the adult education classroom.

CIHI does reconciliation in a good way

March 2018 – Over the past year, almost all employees of the Canadian Institute on Health Information have taken our Indigenous Cultural Competence course.  CIHI continues to be a leader in organizational reconciliation:  the first session was for senior executives to ‘walk the talk’, made opportunity for all employees to learn more about their opportunity and responsibility for Indigenous cultural competence, employees and teams continue to do the work to consider how reconciliation changes both programs and policies, and they have signed partnership agreements with Indigenous organizations.  What steps has your organization taken on the road of reconciliation?

And at this session with CIHI, Gene Jamieson achieved his Certified ICC Facilitator designation!

Lead Sponsor for FNHMA 2017

November 2017 – The IRG was proud to be the platinum sponsor for the First Nations Health Managers Association 2017 national conference.  After just eight months in existence, the IRG is giving back to community.

The FNHMA provides leadership in First Nations health management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, research, certification, networking and professional development to expand capacity for our members and First Nations communities.

Great day with the Public Health Agency

November 2017 – One of a few Indigenous Cultural Competence sessions with the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Destine Lord is sharing about Canada’s history and relationship with Indigenous peoples.  A number of policy options in the past didn’t work out at all for Indigenous communities, even in public health.  Today, the Public Health Agency is looking to implement reconciliation that could influence every provincial/territorial public health system.  It’s time, we can do better.