Resources to Support Indigenous & First Nations Peoples

HPCO offers a range of learning opportunities in caregiving, palliative care, advance care planning and much more. These educational resources can be leveraged to support better quality of care. Browse through the list of offerings below and click the titles of the ones you are interested in:


Providing Culturally Safe Care with an Indigenous Lens

This free course explores the history of Indigenous people in Canada and the role of colonialism in marginalizing Indigenous people and their access to health care. Learn strategies for providing culturally safer care with a trauma informed approach including implementing Calls to Action for health care from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and using the concept of Two-Eyed seeing.


Webinar Recordings 


HPCO Annual Conference Bursary Program for Indigenous Workers

HPCO is committed to working to improve inclusion and eliminate barriers for Indigenous people working in hospice palliative care. HPCO’s First Nations’ bursary was introduced in 2018. Applications are encouraged from Nurses, Social Workers, Social Services Workers, or Personal Support Workers working in, or with an interest in hospice palliative care in Ontario.


Advance Care Planning

Health, illness and dying are deeply personal experiences. We recognize that everyone will approach these differently. We continue to partner with organizations to produce culturally safe and diverse resources.