First Nations, Inuit & Métis Services
Aboriginal Healing Program Update – April 2022
Please note that effective May 1, 2022, MGH’s Aboriginal Healing Program is no longer accepting referrals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, like many other healthcare services, the Aboriginal Healing Program transitioned to virtual care. Ahead of reopening to in-person visits, MGH conducted an extensive infection prevention and control assessment of the space on 2 College Street and determined that it no longer meets today’s COVID-19 standards for infrastructure and safe ventilation for sacred ceremonies.
On May 1, 2022, MGH is closing the Aboriginal Healing Program space on 2 College Street while we seek a new arrangement and partnership for Indigenous programs and services. In the interim, we are working closely with current community members of the Aboriginal Healing Program to identify a seamless transition plan for continued care and supports in the community.
We remain very committed to our path toward Truth and Reconciliation and will share more details as they become available. MGH is in the early stages of collaborating with local Indigenous community members and partners to explore how the hospital can continue to deliver culturally sensitive and safe Indigenous programming and services to clients and families.
Community Member Contributions
- Mural on Palliative Care Unit
- The 'Healing Room' in Pediatrics
- Blessing of the Ground Before Construction
- Opening of the The Bear’s Den All Nations Traditional Medicine Sweat Lodge
- Healing Ceremony on Construction Site
- Painting & Raising of the Unity Beam on New Patient Care Tower
- Dedicated COVID-19 Immunization Program for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members