Support The Journey: Stronger Communities, Greater Knowledge
Indigenous communities across Canada are experiencing a health crisis. There are not enough indigenous nurses, especially in northern communities. Nurses are often the FIRST and ONLY health care provider in these communities and access to education is limited for indigenous students.
“We don’t have the programs to help with chronic illnesses that are present in our communities and all the health inequities that they face, like higher rates of diabetes, chronic illnesses, and the historical trauma that has travelled through the generations.” Danielle Bourque, Indigenous nurse
To make a difference in these communities The Canadian Nurses Foundation is raising funds for Indigenous nursing education and research to advance innovation and leading healthcare practices. As part of their One Million in One Year campaign they created a short documentary called The Journey. This film tells the story of three young indigenous women who received CNF nursing scholarships, became nurses and are now helping people in their communities and inspiring Indigenous youth to do the same.
“We have this understanding of family, of culture, of language that will help us help our people.” Sharlene Webkamigad, Wikwemikong Unceded Territory.
This captivating film explores the issues that are present in Indigenous communities and how important nurses are to bringing about positive change. Watch it by visiting SupporttheJourney.ca.
To help CNF reach their goal of raising one million dollars in one year to support health equity for Indigenous peoples visit www.cnf-fiic.ca and DONATE TODAY.