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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 empower Indigenous women to improve their health
  • To provide appropriate culturally safe health services.
Our objectives
  • To increase awareness of Indigenous women's health issues
  • To develop and provide information for Indigenous women
  • To improve health care providers' skills in caring for Indigenous women
  • To help support Indigenous communities to become self-sufficient in meeting their women's health care needs.
Our team

Our Team

Jenny Morgan
Tel: 604 875-3440

Danielle Harkey
Operations Lead 
Tel: 604-875-2968

Melissa Tait
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 604-875-3028

Indigenous Patient Navigators:

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

Complex Care Service:

Darci Rosalie
Registered Nurse
Tel: 604-875-2563
Trish Collison
Indigenous Program Discharge Liaison
Tel: 604-875-6052






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

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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