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AHS seeking volunters for Wisdom Council and Elder Circle

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting new volunteer members to the Wisdom Council and Elder Circle.

The advisory board is comprised of individuals who speak as Indigenous persons, sharing their experiences and guidance with AHS, to support the provision of culturally safe, accessible care for Indigenous peoples.

“AHS is committed to providing safe, accessible healthcare for everyone, and working with the Wisdom Council and Elder Circle provides valuable insight and advice to help us continue to improve,” said AHS president and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu in a press release.

“AHS continues to explore how best to integrate advice and feedback into our health policies and practices to better serve Indigenous peoples in a culturally safe and appropriate way to rebuild trust and remove barriers within the system.”

Indigenous-specific services are delivered throughout the province in partnership with Indigenous peoples and organizations.

“AHS values Indigenous culture and the unique needs of individuals, patients and families, and is incorporating traditional culture into the healthcare system,” stated the release.

Interested Albertans over the age of 18 are asked to submit an expression of interest form (available on their website) or by emailing WisdomCouncil@albertahealthservices.ca.

Deadline for submissions is March 31. Applicants will be screened, interviewed and selected by current members of the Wisdom Council and Elder Circle.