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Building Cultural Awareness

Culture Card.

Used by many different organizations and educational environments, these unique guides help support the needs of Indigenous People within Simcoe County, York and Muskoka Regions. They cover important topics on cultural awareness, sensitivity, safety, competency and more.

Specific orientation or training around the use of the Culture Card can be provided by a BANAC upon request to

View the PDF copies below:

Culture CardKnowledge to Action CardOrder Culture CardsIndigenous Resource Map
Training Videos

The Voice of Our People.

Cultural awareness from a First Nation, Metis and Inuit worldview.

Training Overview

These videos were developed in the spirit of kindness as we work together to deepen our understanding and move beyond long held misconceptions about First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people. Enjoy these videos in both French and English.

Indigenous Self-Identification & Indigenous Patient Navigator Services.

For Indigenous patients in our area, get connected with culturally specific, community supports, advocacy and resources. This safe, inclusive program helps to:

  • Streamline patient & family experiences
  • Co-ordinate traditional & non-traditional healing
  • Access health care supports & services at home
  • Assist with care planning
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of patients/clients
Voluntary Indigenous Self-Identification PDF

Indigenous Agencies in our region

Looking for services, supports and care centres that are Indigenous-led? Find them here – as well as other agencies supporting Indigenous Peoples.

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Lifecycle Wheel

Representing the alignment and interaction of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual realities for each cycle of life.

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