Year: 2022 Source: Healthcare Quarterly. (2022). 25(2), 16-24 SIEC No: 20220658
This article describes the experience of a pan-Canadian health organization that led a quality improvement collaborative focused on suicide prevention and life promotion with Indigenous communities in northern and remote regions of Canada. Working in partnership with a Guidance Group, it became clear that working in a relational way that is culturally safe and acknowledges "two-eyed seeing" helps to create an ethical space in which open dialogue and collaboration can occur. Relational work enabled the improvement teams in the Promoting Life Together Collaborative to co-develop life promotion activities within their communities. The primacy of building relationships is at the core of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and is a key enabler of system transformation required to support the health and wellness of Indigenous communities across Canada.