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Supporting Indigenous Caregivers 

The OCO carries out our work while acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today

While we connect through virtual platforms, we wish to invite you to reflect on the land where you are; if you are not familiar with that, you can use the Native Land Digital interactive map that tells you which traditional territory a city or town sits on.

Indigenous caregivers have unique needs and perspectives that are not always met within the health care system.  

They may be impacted by health disparities, related to the legacy of intergenerational trauma and the ongoing effects of colonization. 

Indigenous communities may also be dealing with unique health challenges linked to disproportionately high rates of:

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis caregivers need respectful, culturally appropriate care for themselves and those they care for. 

If you or the person you provide care for is Indigenous, the following resources may be helpful. 

S3 E1 | 40 min
Walking Alongside Indigenous Peoples who are Seriously Ill: Education for Community Caregivers Curriculum
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How Michelle Jobin is joined by Holly Prince and Jessica Wyatt to discuss CERAH, a Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University and discuss their experiences with caregiving and why this is so pivotal to Indigenous communities.

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Most of us, at some point in our lives, will be a caregiver to someone close to us. A caregiver provides physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour. Who do you care for?