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Aboriginal Family Resources

 
There are additional resources tailored particularly for First Nations/Aboriginal families.

Our Guide by Your Side Program can match you with another Aboriginal parent. They will guide you through their experience raising a child with hearing loss.

 

Aboriginal Infant Development Program of BC (AIDP) offers culturally sensitive and relevant support to families of infants who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with developmental delays. Programs are voluntary, family centered, and primarily focused on children ages 0-3 (in some communities 0 – 6). For more information go to http://aidp.bc.ca

 

The PHSA Aboriginal Health Program's Aboriginal Patient Liaison provides support, information, and referrals to First Nation, Inuit, and Metis patients.  This includes, but is not limited to, cultural support and information on First Nation's status benefits. Contact BC Children’s Hospital and ask to speak with the Aboriginal Patient Liaison: 604-875-2348 or 1-800-331-1533 (toll-free)

 
There is also a Family Path for Aboriginal/First Nations families:

Aboriginal/First Nations Family Path

 

Aboriginal families are encouraged to use all of the support services that are offered by the BC Early Hearing Program.

Your Child's Hearing video

You might find this video helpful in understanding the process you and your family may go through. It is an initiative of the Tripartite Maternal and Child Health Strategy Area and was created in partnership between the Penelakut Tribe, the BC Early Hearing Program, and the First Nations Health Authority. The video is also YouTube

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