Aboriginal Health

Aboriginal Health


Aboriginal Health and Social Services Accreditation

More than ever, Aboriginal health care providers are committed to improving the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of health care for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities

By participating in accreditation, organizations are able to demonstrate that they provide high-quality, effective, patient-centred, and safe care. Moreover, accreditation helps build trust and promote learning within communities while optimizing the use of resources.


Number of Aboriginal organizations working with Accreditation Canada

Offering Accreditation for:

Health Centres, Hospitals, Healing Lodges and more

Improve quality and safety in your community

Participating in Accreditation Canada’s program shows that your organization works hard to offer the best possible care to your community. Accreditation enables you to adopt and share knowledge and best practices with others, recruit and retain staff, improve services, and strengthen relationships with your community.

Culturally Sensitive Programs & Services

Accreditation Canada’s programs and services were co-designed with Aboriginal representatives to ensure their relevance. Our Aboriginal Health partners include First Nations and Health Inuit Branch, First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia and the First Nations Health Managers Association.

Accreditation Canada’s Aboriginal services and standards are based on a holistic model of care that acknowledges physical, emotional, spiritual and mental components of health and well-being identified by Aboriginal traditions and cultures.

Aboriginal-specific standards cover the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Community health and wellness
  • Integrated Primary care
  • Substance misuse services
  • Remote/isolated health services

Our programs and services are eligible for funding from Health Canada.

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