San'yas means 'knowing' and 'to know' in Kwak’wala, the language of the Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples, whose traditional territory lies in northern Vancouver Island and surrounding areas.
Indigenous people in Canada experience the greatest inequities in health and access to care, and many experience harms and discrimination when receiving services.
The first of its kind in Canada, the San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training was created by PHSA’s Indigenous Health program to improve the safety and quality of health services Indigenous people receive.
It is an accredited, online training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Indigenous people.
Through interactive and facilitated online training, participants learn about aspects of history and contexts for understanding social disparities and health inequities. They also examine Indigenous diversity, stereotyping, and the impacts of colonization, while learning tools to develop more effective communication and relationship-building skills.
In addition to the Core Health Indigenous Cultural Safety training, there are courses specific to mental health and child welfare, as well as post-training courses.
For more information or to register for Indigenous Cultural Safety training, please visit www.sanyas.ca