RPNF Indigenous Studies Grant

The RPNF, in an effort to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities, in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration, and to respond to recommendation #24 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action is offering the following grant:

The RPNF Indigenous Studies Grant is awarded to an RPN licensed to practice psychiatric nursing in Canada who can show proof of enrollment in a recognized Indigenous Cultural Safety training program (such as the San’Yas Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety training program). This grant will be awarded to those who are not able to access the cost of such a program through their employer/regional health authority. The value of this grant is minimum $300.00.

For more information about how to apply, please contact scholarships@rpnf.ca

TRC Call to Action #24 – We call upon medical and nursing schools in Canada to require all students to take a course dealing with Aboriginal Health issues, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, and Indigenous teachings and practices. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.