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Our mission is to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community.

We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the traditional, ancestral and unceded homelands of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Meals provided each week.
Members served at our clinic.
Elder visits provided to members.

Very helpful. I’m very busy trying to help everyone. Trying to get my life on track. Drug use and homelessness. Van [Mobile Outreach Program] is very helpful. Literally don’t have time to go to a clinic. Saves So much time. Super professional staff.

Anonymous member

I like that we have the butterfly [logo]. I like that we have the Kilala Lelum name. I like that it’s like.. instantaneously known and honored that we are Indigenous led.

Indigenous Staff members

I call it a canoe, but we have the member [patient] at the very center giving us a direction and we all paddle together to help that member get where he wants or she wants to be.

Indigenous Elder

When you know about residential schools or … about Indian hospital systems…. bearing witness to and honoring that history and thinking about how to reconcile that history is part of our daily work.

Primary Care Providers


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