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As part of OPA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and to assist pharmacy professionals in building their Indigenous cultural competence, we have curated this list of resources. Learning about the cultures, traditions and history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples provides pharmacy professionals with further knowledge and understanding to better meet the health needs of Indigenous patients and foster more equitable healthcare environments. 

 

OPA is proud to be the first provincial supporter of the Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC). The IPPC was developed to represent and empower Indigenous pharmacy professionals across Canada while actively striving to eradicate anti-Indigenous racism within the pharmacy and healthcare sectors. By supporting the IPPC, OPA is committed to amplifying Indigenous voices, advancing cultural competency and fostering meaningful collaborations to address systemic barriers faced by Indigenous pharmacy professionals.  

 

The Role of Pharmacy Professionals in Supporting the Mental Health & Wellness of Indigenous Peoples 

Resources for Pharmacy Professionals to Support Indigenous Cultural Competency 

An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care 

 

 

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation 

June is National Indigenous History Month