0_CHI is a partnership initiative by Rainbow Health Co-operative, the University of Victoria and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre to develop new training, workshops, and services.
O_CHI is a multi-year, BC-wide Community-Based Participatory Research Project investigating what systemic change would be for the T2NBY Community. O_CHI is a mixed methodology research project that establishes community resources to accomplish its objectives, while maintaining equitable access by the Indigenous community.
O_CHI views systemic change through a strengths based lens that sees a world where the T2NBY community is a respected, vital and important part of society. The start of that change is to see ourselves as vital, important and worthy of respect. This is where we begin.
We have members across BC, and acknowledge the multiple First Nations traditional territories where we live, work and play.
Our organization is housed in the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, and centered in the islands of the mid-Salish Sea, as such we specifically acknowledge our organizational host, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, and our hosts of several nations, collectively the SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples, also referred to as the Malchosen, the Lekwungen, the Semiahmoo, and the T’Sou-ke.
We work on a way forward that is based on mutual respect and marked by stories of our communities cooperating in this time of Truth and Reconciliation.