CVS is a culturally safe non-profit society and we are open to all cultures in our community. We ensure that our policies and practices are in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).
We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples; locally the Kwikwetlem, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Stó:lō First Nations.
CVS is actively working hard towards reconciliation with our indigenous communities throughout all aspects of our organization. Areas of focus currently include:
Cultural competency training for our staff, the individuals we serve and families
CVS is developing a cultural safety plan – ??, a bit about our cultural safety plan etc) to show we are not just acknowledging the indigenous communities but are also actively working towards decolonization
For more information about UNDRIP, please see the fact sheet below: