Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative



Want to get involved with research at Kilala Lelum? Have a project you would like to collaborate with us on? Contact admin@uihhc.ca for all inquiries.

Kílala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative) is a non-profit Indigenous Health organization that has been operating in Vancouver’s inner city since 2018. Our healing house offers interdisciplinary team-based primary care that includes a partnership of services between traditional Indigenous Elders/Healers and primary care providers. Our aim is to provide culturally safe and effective care to patients/members of all nations. Specifically, Kílala Lelum has the mandate to enact the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action in Health which includes establishing measurable goals to identify and close the gaps in health outcomes for Indigenous peoples and to recognize, respect, and address the distinct health needs of the Métis, Inuit, First Nations, and off-reserve Aboriginal peoples. To this end, the Kílala Lelum acknowledges its duty to participate in research that aims to promote health equity and Indigenous Peoples health and wellness. 

Our BOOST Collaborative team recently won the “Cultural Champion Award” at the 2019 BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Conference

Previous Research

Updates coming soon.

Current Research Project

PIE: Partnering with Indigenous Elders, Dr. David Tu – Impacts of Indigenous Peoples’ encounters with culture as part of routine primary care with respect to relevant treatment outcomes for Opiate Use Disorder.

PORTIA: Program of Outcomes Research on Treatment with Injectables for Addiction, Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes – Examining provider and client experiences accessing injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy (iOAT) to improve delivery.