Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health

Cammy Coughlin
Dr. Cammy
PhD, MEd, BEd
Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health

Cammy is the Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health with Child Health BC. She is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River on her mother’s side, and European on her paternal side. Cammy is grateful that she lives, works, and plays on the beautiful ancestral, unceded, and occupied homelands of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples: MÁLEXEŁ (Malahat), Quw’utsun (Cowichan), and the W̱SÁNEĆ (Tswaout) First Nations. Cammy has been learning, teaching, and working alongside children and youth, parents and caregivers, educators, and leaders for over 25 years. Prior to this role, she was a Curriculum Developer for the San’yas Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program with Indigenous Health.

She holds a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of Victoria (UVIC), focusing on how inequities and systematic racism harms Indigenous children and youth in the school system. Cammy has a MEd is in Administrative Leadership from Simon Fraser University, and a BEd from UVIC. Cammy has held various leadership positions as a school and district principal, presenter, director, and has been a part of provincial committees and initiatives that have focused on developing strategies to eliminate educational gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. She has devoted her adult life advocating for Indigenous children and families by listening, supporting, fostering relationships, and challenging the status quo.

As the Provincial Lead, Cammy will continue the shared work to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism in the health care system so that Indigenous children, youth, and their families can receive equitable and culturally safe services.