Cultural Safety and Humility Resources

The CDBC acknowledges that the following resources are not exhaustive and are provided as a starting point. Registrants may find that this information can be complemented by additional resources on trauma-informed practice and decolonizing the dietetics profession.

General Cultural Safety & Humility Resources:

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. Cultural Safety & Humility

BCCNM and CPSBC – Practice Standard Companion Guide

BCCNM and CPSBC – Videos to support culturally safe care

CDBC – Trauma Informed Practice Q&A

CPSBC – Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-Racism Resources

Dietitians of Canada Truth and Reconciliation

First Nations Health Authority

Len Pierre Consulting – Transformative Territory Acknowledgment Guide

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation – Province of British Columbia (

NCCIH – National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health. Resources relevant to the health of Canada’s Indigenous peoples

TVO – Why Do Indigenous Topics Cause Such Emotional Discomfort?

UBC Dietetics Program Decolonizing Dietetics Reading List


Nutrition-specific Cultural Safety & Humility Resources:

CBC – The dark history of Canada’s Food Guide: How experiments on Indigenous children shaped nutrition policy

CBC – Traditional foods give boost to First Nations battling diabetes

CDBC – Indigenous Racism and Colonialism in Dietetics in BC and Canada

Feed BC Program – Indigenous and Traditional foods in public institutions

Dietitians of Canada – Webinar Truth, reconciliation, and food

Kelty Eating Disorders Trauma-Informed Nutrition


Resources to learn about the Residential School System:

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Residential Schools of Canada

UBC Indigenous Foundations – The Residential School System


Indigenous Anti-Racism Resources:

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Institution

In Plain Sight Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care

Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network


Cultural Safety & Humility Webinars, Videos, & Documentaries:

CBC Firsthand: 10 Indigenous Films to Celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Circling Together for Wellness: A Virtual Gathering Upholding Indigenous Knowledge

Lament For Confederation by Chief Dan George

National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series. ICS Collaborative – PHSA

The Pass System Documentary


Cultural Safety & Humility Courses:

Island Health – Indigenous Health Cultural Safety Online Course

Nourish – Food Is Our Medicine Online Course

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

University of Alberta – Indigenous Canada Online Courses

University of British Columbia – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education


Books to Learn More About Cultural Humility & Safety:

Métis Nation British Columbia. 2021. Kaa-wiichitoyaahk: We Take Care of Each Other. Métis Perspectives on Cultural Wellness

Highway of Tears. A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Jutice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid.

A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls


For the development of education materials or presentations:

Writing Guide for Indigenous Content – Province of British Columbia (

Terminology in Indigenous content – Province of British Columbia (

Why Aboriginal Engagement isn’t Stakeholder Engagement (

Indigenous-Peoples-A-Guide-to-Terminology.pdf (

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