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Indigenous Wellness Space now open on Bayview Campus

October 24, 2022

An Indigenous Wellness Space has now opened on Bayview Campus.

This room is available for Indigenous community members and families for meeting and ceremony, and for Indigenous care partners who are on site to have a space to work or meet with clients. Medicine bundles, a ceremonial drum and a rattle are available as well for use within the room and around the hospital.

Patients, families & care partners: If you will be on site at the Bayview Campus and wish to access the Indigenous Wellness Space, please email: to gain access or speak to a member of your care team.

Support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people with cancer: The Indigenous Patient Navigator strives to meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cancer patients. The Navigator is here to support patients and their families through every step of their cancer journey.

Staff: If you are working with a patient or family who may be interested in accessing the Indigenous Wellness Space, please contact The Department of Equity & Social Accountability. You can also review the Ceremonial Practices Policy on Sunnynet.

Anishinaabe artist Que Rock designed and painted a wall-to-wall mural in the space. Learn more about the art through an interview with the artist, and see a video of the process here.

The space has been made possible thanks to the ongoing guidance and advice from the Indigenous Community Advisory Council and through support from Sunnybrook Foundation via the Indigenous Cancer Fund of the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.