Victoria Division of Family Practice

Cultural Safety and Humility Training

Cultural safety is an outcome based on respectful engagement that recognizes and strives to address power imbalances inherent in the health care system. It results in an environment free of racism and discrimination, where people feel safe when receiving health care.

The Victoria Division is committed to creating culturally safe and respectful environments for all.  To understand indigenous cultural safety, the First Nations Health Authority has the following resource available:

Creating a Climate for Change -Cultural Safety and Humility in Health

Services Delivery for First Nations and

Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia


For further training, Island Health’s Aboriginal Health Program, “For the Next Seven Generations – for the Children” is now available online to the public.  The course is self-paced and takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete.  Click here to learn more.

Additional Aboriginal Resources can be found here.

Cultural humility is a process of self-reflection to understand personal and systemic biases and to develop and maintain respectful processes and relationships based on mutual trust. Cultural humility involves humbly acknowledging oneself as a learner when it comes to understanding another’s experience.