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The Manitoba government is releasing significant portions of the KPMG Health System Sustainability and Innovation Review (HSIR) including sections containing recommendations implemented and underway as part of the initial stages of the province’s health system transformation, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today…
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Twenty-two new primary care physicians have been recruited and are starting to work in communities across the Prairie Mountain Health region, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today…
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BRANDON—The Manitoba government is making improvements to the province’s rural emergency medical services (EMS) including an investment of more than $1.7 million for enhanced paramedic staffing across three regional health authorities, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced here today…
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The Manitoba government is acting on the findings of numerous studies of the province’s health-care system and will establish a provincial health organization (PHO) to improve patient care and provide co-ordinated clinical and business support to the province’s regional health authorities, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today…
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Racism has a negative impact on mental health. Resources are available to health care workers across Manitoba.
A Mental Health and Wellness Resource Finder offers resources for health care workers and their families. Find it here. Booster session videos and other resources are available here.
Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations has developed a Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour Mental Health Resource List, available here.
Hope for Wellness Helpline is available 24/7 offering support for Indigenous people across Canada by phone at 1-855-242-3310 or online.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers support 24 hours a day, including culturally-sensitive services in more than 200 languages, including Indigenous counsellors and an Indigenous Resource Consultant able to assist clients in connecting with an Elder or seeking other culturally appropriate healing services. For services by phone call 204-786-8880 or toll-free 1-800-590-5553 or find support online here.

What is Systematic Racism? this article provides Canadian background and context about what systematic racism is and how to fight it.
This timeline shares Canada’s racism history.
Learn in this article how we need to be anti-racist to fight systematic racism.
There are many anti-racism books available, this reading list, is a great starting place. The Disrupting Racism Steering Committee also recommends Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City.

Words are important. Understand what you are saying and how it could be received or interpreted, choose words with intention, and take care to be respectful in all interactions. Consider these reminders from
Language and accepted terminology may change over time. Appreciate that words are dynamic and may have a different meaning depending on the context and the delivery.
Mistakes will happen. It is important to acknowledge them and continue learning.
Listening is just as important as being careful in the words that you choose. Careful listening will allow you to hear the terms that individuals use to describe themselves.
A Glossary of Terms is being created to support our activities.

This 10-minute video from CBC shares What Systemic Racism in Canada Looks Like.
Learn about microaggressions and why they are so harmful.
How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist describes approaches to hold someone accountable for their behavior.
Learn about four key steps for Navigating Difficult Conversations in this 10-minute video.

The Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (MISCT) offers online cultural safety training for service providers.
This independent investigation looked at Indigenous-specific racism in one Canadian province’s health care system however the analysis is relevant across jurisdictions.
In Manitoba, a survey and report on experiences of racism by First Nations peoples in the health care system was developed and published by Southern Chiefs Organization.
University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences has an Office of Anti-Racism and has created a Library Guide with links to many resources.
The Black Health Education Collaborative is a community of scholars and practitioners committed to improve Black health and addressing anti-Black racism.

In Manitoba, a recent commitment to eliminating all forms of Indigenous-specific racism in healthcare was made by organizations serving Northern Manitoba. Read the declaration here.
Visit the Shared Community page and find out how reflecting and celebrating the diverse individuals and groups (Shared Pride, Black History, Asian Heritage, Indigenous Health, Francophone Health) that make up the populations we serve – and the diversity of our workforce – are at the heart of Shared Health.
Download posters and visual reminders to post in your work area here and check back regularly for new and added resources.
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