Jared Basil is a community wellness champion with the Ktunaxa Nation. His days are spent in service to the people of his community. He uses his lived experience and approachable manner to help others confidently navigate the health-care system. He also works with organizations like Interior Health to improve how services are delivered — so that everyone feels safe and respected.
“As an Indigenous man, I want to bridge the gap between non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities and strengthen the respect and relationship between my people and organizations like Interior Health,” says Jared.
Since 2020, Jared has contributed his time and perspective towards the creation of a person-centred Interior Health website.