Supporting Indigenous Culture in Long-Term Care
About the Supporting Indigenous Culture in Long-Term Care Initiative
As the Indigenous elderly population continues to grow and increasingly enters long-term care (LTC), it is important to support the cultural needs of these elders. The Ontario CLRI’s “Supporting Indigenous Culture in Long-Term Care” initiative identifies and develops culturally appropriate resources to support Indigenous residents in LTC. Resources are developed and spread with support from partnerships with Indigenous organizations and communities across Ontario and Implementation Advisors with experience in dissemination and implementation, and knowledge of LTC.
The project aims to align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) and work to address various Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015).
If you have a resource for supporting Indigenous Peoples in LTC that you believe should be added to the below list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar Recordings Catalogue
Resource Type: Training, Webinar
Download our webinar recordings catalog to have a glance at some of our more popular and recent webinars.
Embracing Diversity Toolkit
Resource Type: Toolkit
This toolkit was developed to support equitable and respectful care within Ontario’s LTC sector. It represents our shared responsibility and commitment to welcoming and affirming communities for all members of the diverse populations who live, work and visit LTC homes.
Diversity and Inclusion Digital Calendar
Resource Type: Project
The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Calendar keeps track of days that may have special meaning for LTC residents, families, and team members in Ontario all in one online space.
Developing Culturally Grounded Dementia Educational Materials for Indigenous Community-Based Care
Resource Type: Video
This webinar outlines the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care that can be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers, as well as other organizations interested in the promotion of dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities.
Supporting Indigenous Culture in Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes: Needs Assessment
Resource Type: Report
Ontario’s Indigenous people have unique cultural requirements that must be supported by health care, including long-term care. This report summarizes the findings from a needs assessment to explore strategies to better support Ontario’s Indigenous people in long-term care homes.
Palliative Care Toolkit for Indigenous Communities
Resource Type: Toolkit
This toolkit by Cancer Care Ontario includes resources and reference material for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities to support people living with cancer who have palliative care needs. These education materials can be used by anyone in the community.
The Four Sacred Medicines
Resource Type: Publication
This pamphlet from Anishnawbe Health Toronto provides information on the four sacred medicines: tobacco, sage, cedar, and sweetgrass, including what each medicine may be used for, and how to take care of the medicines.
Indigenous Culture Card – London and Middlesex
Resource Type: Infographic, Poster, Report
The following resource was not created by the Ontario CLRI and was identified by the Ontario Caring Advisory Circle as…
Supporting Diversity and Indigenous Culture in Long-Term Care
Resource Type: Slides
A presentation delivered at the 2018 Together We Care Conference that shares inspirational stories and resources that can support long-term care homes in their delivery of resident-centered care in a way that acknowledges individual diversity.
Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Training
Resource Type: Training
Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Training is an interactive and facilitated online training program for all professionals working in the Ontario health and social service systems administered by the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC). The training addresses the need for increased Indigenous cultural safety within the system by bringing to light the service provider bias and the legacies of colonization that continue to negatively affect service accessibility and health outcomes for Indigenous people.