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Student Energy in Action in Regina for Community Health (SEARCH) is a non-profit and charitable student-run, interdisciplinary primary health care initiative situated in the North Central community of Regina, SK. Student volunteers from various post-secondary institutions dedicate their time to work under the guidance of trained professional mentors in order to provide medical and social programs to Regina’s inner-city.

Mission

SEARCH is a student run, interdisciplinary primary health clinic initiative situated in Regina. Our goal is to provide equitable access to social and clinical programs within a culturally safe clinical setting to bridge the gaps in service for diverse populations.

Visions:

SEARCH has an external vision that states “The community has achieved improved health and wellbeing through equitable, accessible programming delivered by an interdisciplinary collaborative of students and mentors.”

SEARCH also has an internal vision that states “SEARCH students and mentors are leaders and champions of collaborative interdisciplinary and culturally competent approaches to professional practice.” In these aspects, SEARCH’s aim is two-fold. We strive to educate and empower our clients while also educating our students on the social determinants of health and primary health care.

Values:

SEARCH guides all actions and decisions based on their values of:

  • Compassion – Caring relationships built upon respect, empathy, and active listening in an atmosphere of warmth and belonging.
  • Continuous Learning – Commitment to quality through ongoing development, improvement, and evaluation of ourselves, our team, and our services in partnership with the community.
  • Wholistic1 View – Supporting individuals, families, and the community as a whole (physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental) through an approach that is accepting, inclusive, and honours the stories of others.
  • Collaboration – Working together as a team in a respectful way where diverse ideas are shared, varied skills and perspectives are valued, and the contributions of all are recognized.
  • Strength – A positive approach which focusses on the strength and assets of one’s self and others to empower everyone to make the best decisions as experts in their own lives.
  • Cultural Humility – Understanding difference in values, attitudes, and knowledge in a space where all can gain strength in our relations, the process of cultural sharing is encouraged, and respect for all cultural backgrounds is achieved.

Terms used to incorporate First Nations values into the organization’s approach to health  care. Also referred to as ‘holistic’.