01 Jun Every Child Matters
It is with a heavy heart that CAPWHN extends our deepest sympathy to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Residential School survivors, their families and community, all First Nations, their elders, chiefs, families and communities. We stand with our Indigenous colleagues in health-care, especially those of NACM and CINA to collectively mourn the discovery of the 215 sacred children’s remains and the agonizing memories that are triggered with this horrific discovery. Our shared empathy is strong for those experiencing the loss of these children who belonged to loving families and cherished communities.
Addressing structural and institutionalized racism and health disparities is critical to CAPWHN, its members and the people we care for. As an organization of perinatal and women’s health care providers, we continually strive to enhance our own capacity to influence change in health systems. The gravity of loss and trauma that the Indigenous communities of British Columbia and all of Canada are experiencing weighs heavily on us all.