Standards + Guidance

On 1 May 2022 the YRNA Board passed an unanimous resolution adopting a Cultural Safety Practice Standard for Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses practicing in the Yukon. The standard was adapted from the Indigenous cultural safety, cultural humility and anti-racism standard developed by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and the College of Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). We are grateful for their permission to base our standard on their work.

BCCNM and the CPSBC engaged Indigenous registrants, leaders and clients throughout the British Columbia health-care system along with health authority and academic partners to develop the standard -- the first of its kind in Canada, if not North America.

The standard sets out YRNA's zero tolerance for Indigenous-specific racism in practice. It outlines key requirements on providing culturally safe care for Indigenous people.

While YRNA has adapted this standard for application to Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses practicing in the Yukon, we recognize that we are all just beginning on our journey to truly safe practice, humility and reconciliation. We are committed to working with Yukon First Nations to breath life into these standards and to improve upon them as Yukon First Nations may advise and as we learn over time. Every journey begins with small and humble first steps.

Click here to access the YRNA Cultural Safety Practice Standard

Click here to access resources and training videos on the new standard.