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Indigenous Women and Families

What we do

We work in partnership with community providers, especially community health representatives (CHR's) and other health providers both on and off-reserve. By coordinating with other professionals, government agencies and non-profit organizations, both federal and provincial, we are able to take advantage of existing resources in the province and work to strengthen the capacity within Indigenous communities.

At the hospital, Indigenous patient navigators offer services to improve the quality of health care delivery to Indigenous patients through direct patient support and staff education.

Our goals
  • To support Indigenous women, children and families to improve their health by having access to safe and culturally relevant health services.
Our objectives
  • To increase awareness of Indigenous people's health concerns
  • To offer holistic and relational care for Indigenous women and families
  • To improve health care providers' skills in caring for Indigenous women and families
  • To help support Indigenous communities connect their community members to culturally safe and relevant health care.

Our team

Our Team

Sherri DiLallo
Tel: 604-875-3028

SherryLynn Squitti
Program Manager
Tel: 604-875-3028

Melissa Tait
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 604-875-3028

Indigenous Patient Navigators:

Barbara-Jean Johnson 
Indigenous Patient Navigator
Tel: 604-875-2348

Owen Prince
Indigneous Patient Navigator
Tel: 604-875-2348

Omina Mehri
Indigneous Patient Navigator
Tel: 604-875-2348

Complex Care Service:
Trish Collison
Indigenous Discharge Liaison
Tel: 604-875-6052

Robyn Dignan
Indigenous  Discharge Liaison
Tel: 604-875-6052






The Indigenous Women's Health program is supported by BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, in collaboration with:

PHSA Indigenous Health

BC Cancer

Pacific Association of First Nations' Women

First Nations Health Careers (UBC)

Doctors of BC (formerly BC Medical Association)

Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council

Lu'ma Native Housing Society

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