The call to action

Answering the call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has been a wakeup call for all Albertans. There is no question that as a society, we have failed to meet the spiritual, social, health care and inclusion needs of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

One of CHAA’s largest member organization, Good Samaritan Society, has committed to focusing on Indigenous Health through stakeholder engagement, workplace cultural competency programming, and Indigenous health services. This organization’s strong Indigenous leadership team, depth of understanding, and cultural competency is paving the way for all of CHAA’s board to become more inclusive and action-oriented in our continuing care initiatives.

To-date, CHAA operators have begun exploring health human resource innovations to target the untapped potential of an Indigenous workforce complement. Our goal is to better serve Northern and Indigenous seniors and elders across Alberta while also creating greater career and employment opportunities for Indigenous care staff.

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