Spirit Bears Guide to Reconciliation: Utilizing Jordan’s Principle and the Spirit Bear Plan to achieve culturally based equity for First Nations Children

Podcast with Dr. Cindy Blackstock Launches January 30 January’s SPARK: Conversations monthly podcast is on Indigenous child health with our podcast host, Dr. Katharine Smart in conversation with special guest, Dr. Cindy Blackstock. As an internationally recognized First Nations scholar and child welfare expert, Cindy has been the driving force behind promoting reconciliation to ensure culturally based equity for First Nations children and families. Cindy is the Executive Director and co-founder of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Associate Professor & Director of First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service at University of Alberta and Professor in McGill’s School of Social Work. In this podcast, Cindy will be exploring the utilization of Jordan’s principle and the Spirt Bear Plan to achieve culturally based equity for First Nations Children. She will be providing guidance to non-Indigenous system leaders and health care professionals working in pediatrics to support them in promoting reconciliation within their practice to better serve Indigenous children, youth, and their families Subscribe to our series on all major podcast platforms! Apple Podcasts - Spotify - Google Podcasts

Delivering High-Quality Care in Pediatric Research through Patient and Family Engagement

A WEBINAR Partnering with patients and families in decision-making for care, research, and education is a key component of delivering high quality care. To ensure high quality care is delivered, it is essential that these decisions are informed by high quality and relevant evidence. When it comes to children cared for on general paediatric wards in Canada, who represent one-quarter of all hospitalized children, there are key evidence gaps to inform high quality care. The Canadian Paediatric Inpatient Research Network (PIRN) was launched to improve care and outcomes for hospitalized children by collaborating with patients and families to identify the most important priorities to conduct research on for children in hospital. In this webinar, Dr. Gill and Dr. Buchanan will describe how they created partnerships with patients, families, and clinicians from across Canada to identify a Top 10 list of priorities and describe the key values and benefits of family engagement in research, and how this input identified key areas to improve care. They will share patient engagement resources to help others collaborate and partner with patients and families and provide a road map for regional health authorities, children's tertiary/quaternary and rehabilitation hospitals, and community hospitals to enable local improvements […]

Paediatric Update Symposium 2023

The Paediatric Update Symposium is returning this year as an in person conference. There will also be the opportunity for virtual attendance. The conference will be held in Vancouver. The venue is yet to be determined. This is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the province and learn about the most up to date best practices. this year's conference will feature: ● Harley Eagle – Cultural Safety ● Dr. Sally Lindsay – Gender Sensitive Care ● CanChild’s Rachel Teplicky – F-Words and Implementation Science ● BC Practice Profiles, Breakout Sessions, and Panel Presentations ● Network with your BC colleagues! Check out the call for proposals!  Deadline for proposals is February 10th, 2023. Successful proposals notified by March 17th, 2023 Registration Opening in February 2023 For more information contact: Jason@bcacdi.org