CMTBC has made a commitment to action to address Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC’s health care system, beginning with a new cultural safety and humility resource for RMTs.
CMTBC has developed and launched a new Cultural Safety & Humility section of the College’s website as a resource for registrants to support meaningful engagement and learning with respect to Indigenous anti-racism and cultural safety and humility. The resource includes:
On November 30, 2020, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-Specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care. The report is a deep examination of Indigenous-specific racism in BC’s health care system. In Plain Sight documents how the health care system reflects the legacy of colonialism, which enables and permits systems, behaviours, and beliefs in which racism and discrimination against Indigenous peoples is pervasive. The report includes 24 recommendations to address Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in BC’s health care system.
Following the release of the report, CMTBC committed to considering the recommendations and deciding on actions to help eliminate Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in health care. As we approach the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2022, the College has made a commitment to action, including development of the cultural safety and humility resource, and the following statement from the CMTBC Board:
CMTBC acknowledges that:
CMTBC commits to:
On September 30, 2022, CMTBC will close the College’s office to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.