CHC Perspectives

Stories and reflections from staff and board members of Community Health Centres and their associations across Canada

Bernie's Story

Bernie's Story

Bernie is a 67 year old Indigenous man in Edmonton who first came into contact with Boyle McCauley Health Centre through the CHC’s Miyowayawin Clinic. The clinic is a service provided by Boyle McCauley Health Centre (BMHC) onsite at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. Bernie accessed the centre’s foot care program for the first time in January 2016. After having the wound on his foot attended to, he became a regular at the foot care program and gradually started talking a bit more openly to Donna, one of BMHC’s nurses. Bernie had been homeless – living on the streets, in the river valley, or “couch ...
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