Quebec’s health ministry says it will look into improving its Indigenous awareness training – CBC

Sep 29, 2022

Mandatory training was deployed in the wake of Joyce Echaquan’s death in 2020

Quebec government representatives say discussions will occur about improving the province’s mandatory Indigenous awareness training that was deployed to health-care workers following the death of Joyce Echaquan.

The 37-year-old Atikamekw mother of seven died in a Joliette, Que., hospital in 2020 after filming herself being subjected to insulting comments from staff.

Quebec’s ministry of health and social services (MSSS) developed compulsory training for all its health-care workers after a coroner’s report found racism and discrimination contributed to Echaquan’s death.

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