PRE-FORUM FIELD TRIP: Ushering in a New Age of Culturally Safe & Integrated Primary Care

A Visit to Lu’ma Medical Centre is presented in partnership with First Nations Health Authority & Lu’ma Native Housing Society

Tuesday, February 25
0900 – 1600

In-Province: $175 +GST | Out-of-Province: $250 +GST | Full-Time Student: $125 +GST

This pre-Forum field trip is now SOLD OUT. To be added to a waitlist, please click here


British Columbia is pursuing new models of care delivery to better support the health and wellness goals of the people we serve now and into the future. The development of an integrated system of primary and community care through Primary Care Networks (PCNs) offers an innovative approach to delivering care aimed at advancing the quality of services. Within the PCN context, there are numerous models of care delivery, including First Nations-led Primary Care Centres (FNPCC). These centres provide a vital means for translating reconciliation into action and advancing cultural safety and humility throughout the province. Join us for a special opportunity to learn from one shining example of First Nations’ led primary care. The day will involve a tour of the Lu’ma Medical Centre – a one-stop, integrated support for Indigenous people and families that is part of a primary care network serving the urban Vancouver community – and a deep dive into the strategies and partnerships at the root of its development and ongoing operations.




The objectives of this pre-Forum field trip are for participants to:

  • Deepen their knowledge of colonial histories and current realities of Indigenous peoples;
  • Consider how they may apply the principles highlighted through the experience of Lu’ma Medical Centre within their own primary care setting; and
  • Create connections and build relationships with others committed to understanding and advancing culturally safe and accessible care.

Lu’ma Medical Centre provides integrated primary health care that is culturally safe and accessible for individuals and families. It offers the conditions that urban Indigenous peoples need to improve their health and wellness. An interconnected team of medical practitioners, Elders and traditional healers, counsellors, social navigators and administrators contribute to a holistic healing journey. The medical centre is a part of the Lu’ma Native Housing Society which provides a broad range of services that improve social determinants of health for Indigenous people living in the Vancouver area.


Field Trip Overview

This session begins and ends at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from Lu’ma Medical Centre will be provided.

The day will involve some walking at certain points throughout. Please let us know if you have accessibility requirements that we should be aware of – there will be a space to indicate them in the online registration form. Accommodations can certainly be made!

0800 – 0900

Registration & Breakfast | Hyatt Regency Vancouver

0900 – 1000

Welcome & Setting the Context

1000 – 1030

Travel to Lu’ma Medical Centre

1030 – 1145

The Story of Lu’ma Medical Centre & Partnerships that Led to Today

1145 – 1215


1215 – 1330

Tour of Lu’ma Medical Centre & A Look to the Future

1330 – 1420

Travel to the Hyatt & Refreshment Break

1420 – 1550

Integrating & Planning Next Steps in Our Own Contexts

1550 – 1600

Closing Reflections