Seoul, December 2nd 2022 – Nancy Heinrichs, Executive Director of Nor West Co-operative Community Health, in Winnipeg, MB, and Michael Norris, HCC Administrator met with José Perez, the Director of the International Healthcare Co-operative Organisation (IHCO) (shown below, bottom right). While in Seoul, they discussed current projets, such as the development of Indigenous Healthcare Co-operatives, and the NUKA projet being undertaken by Nor West.
Nancy was invited to participate in a panel with the current president of the IHCO, Doctor Carlos Zarco of Fundacion Espriu. Nancy’s introductory remarks may be viewed in the first video, while the entire panel may be viewed in the second video.
During the panel, Nancy discussed the effects of the pandemic pivot on staff and operations at Nor West. Having provided testing, and vaccination to marginalized communities, Nancy spoke of the need to provide balanced care that takes a whole body approach. She spoke of the commitment of Nor West staff and volunteers, as well as the current shortage of nurses in Manitoba.