Indigenous Health Today by NationTalk, in partnership with TELUS Health and Kilala Lelum Health Centre, presents a Virtual Town Hall discussing the need for trauma-informed, Indigenous-focused healthcare to better serve Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 


Following the recent launch of the Kilala Lelum Mobile Health Clinic powered by TELUS Health, Indigenous Health Today by Nation Talk is pleased to host a Virtual Town Hall on March 9, 2021 at 11:00am, PST to shine light on the importance of Indigenous-centred healthcare in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

WHO: Indigenous Health Today by NationTalk in partnership with TELUS Health & Kilala Lelum Health Center 

WHAT: A 45 minute virtual town hall moderated by Cassidy Caron with the following panelists: Dr. David Tu, Kilala Lelum Physician and Board member; Leah Walker, Kilala Lelum Executive Director; Wendall Williams, Kilala Lelum Knowledge Keeper; and Nimtaz Kanji, TELUS Director of Community Investment and Corporate Citizenship. They will be discussing Vancouver’s Indigenous, underserved residents living in the Downtown Eastside and the innovations enabling Indigenous Elder-led cultural care including the new Kilala Lelum Mobile Health Clinic powered by TELUS Health. This conversation will uncover Kilala Lelum’s unique community healthcare model that bridges traditional Indigenous Elder-led cultural care with trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive primary care. 

WHEN: March 9, 2021 – 11:00am – 11:45am PST 

WHERE: or streaming live on the Vancouver Co-op Radio Facebook Page

WHY: This Virtual Town Hall will drive a meaningful, community building conversation with representatives from both Kilala Lelum and TELUS on the importance of culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed primary medical care offerings for marginalized Indigenous people living in Vancouver.