Indigenous Health Legislation Survey
Canada’s healthcare system needs to change. Although there have been improvements over the years, First Nation, Inuit and Métis still have considerably worse health outcomes than non-Indigenous people in Canada.
KDFN and Indigenous communities across the country are giving input into how Canada can build new legislation to address these significant, long-standing gaps.
Please tell us what’s important to you. Your response to the following questions will help inform KDFN’s participation in co-creating this new legislation.
In the engagement that’s been done so far 9 themes have been identified:
1. Indigenous Peoples treated and respected as equals and systems transformed to remove settler-colonial policies and discriminatory practices
2. Indigenous Peoples can exercise their sovereignty and right to self-determination freely
3. Holistic approaches to health that encompass Indigenous ways of knowing and being and the social determinants of health
4. Health systems, health professionals and governments take responsibility for action and strengthen their accountability to Indigenous Peoples
5. Respectful relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the Government of Canada
6. Equitable, adequate, sustainable, inclusive and flexible funding is available to Indigenous Peoples
7. Indigenous Peoples control their data and information is available to support wellness
8. Critical health service needs are met
9. Supporting and building capacity in health human resources
You can read the full report here: What We Heard: Visions for co-development of distinctions-based Indigenous health legislation document
Every KDFN Citizen who completes the survey is eligible for a $20 gift card while supplies last.