Past & Present 

Initiatives & Projects

South Asian Health Institute at Fraser Health

A major recommendation of CINI 2010 included the recognition of the large South Asian population, which Fraser Health serves. The focused population-based approach has led to the establishment of the South Asian Health Institute within Fraser Health. A first of its kind, this institute provides an opportunity to strengthen Fraser Health’s Programs. The projects enhance health care for all citizens Fraser Health serves with a vision of better health and the best in health care.

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South Asian Health Institute

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Press Release

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Current Initiatives & Projects

  • Round Table project Barriers in Women Health – Lowering burden of Cancer in collaboration with Dr Lesa Dawson Faculty of Medicine University of British Colombia 2023
  • Round Table project lowering burden of Diabetes 2 in collaboration with Institute of health System Transformation and sustainability- exploring barriers and solutions from various members of the community, academic , leaders . The project explore barriers and solutions and recommend possible solutions  2023 contd
  • Canada India collaboration conference with Global Association of Physicians of Indian origin ,LEADS and health care  Hyderabad February  2023
  • Canada India conference on Leadership in collaboration with LEADS Clonal and , Quality Council of India, April 2023
  • Collaborative workshop on Leadership for new world of Health Care ,Medical Education and Disaster reduction , organized by Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital New Deli April 2023
  • Development and support for 50 years legacy South Asian Fund at Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation to support Community Health  Launch  Jan 2023
  • Collaborative partnership with the Stigma-Free Society – Creating Culturally Effective Resources for Mental Health (2021– Contd)
  • Community partner of the Culture Lab: Artist as healer is a new multi-year initiative by Indian Summer Arts Society (2021 – current)
  • Collaborative Partnership with Institute of Health System Transformation and Sustainability on lowering the  burden of Diabetes through South Asian Lens; A recommendation of CINI  2020 and CINI 2021 ( July 2021- contd )
  • Partnership with Naturality – Food Thy Medicine: Eating to Heal with Dr. Jivasu MD and Dr. Arun Garg – July 17, 2021
  • Community Partner – South Asian Health Institute Fraser Health
    (2010 – Current)
  • Community Partner – India Advisory Council, Simon Fraser University (2010 – Current)
  • Partnering with the Indian Summer Festival –  Yoga and Ayurveda – Roll of music and healing
    (2011 – Current)
  • Collaborative partnership with institute of health systems transformation and sustainability – diabetes in south Asian (2019 – current)
  • Member of BC Diabetes Network joint initiative of BC Patient Council and Institute of Health System (IHSTS) (July 2020 – cuerrent)
  • Partner with Kwantln Polytenchic Univesity to develop a capacity in integrative CDM (2019 – current)
  • Partner with LEADS Glowbal and CAHO to develop Integrative Leadership programs for Indian Health Care (2018 – current)
  • International Partner with GAPIO for their virtual medical series conferences (2020 – current)
  • Standing Supporter of Patient Engagement-Innovation-Technology in Sustainability of Universal Health Care Modes as Civil Society – Participant on FH/SAHI on the project SEHAT (December 2015 – Current)

MOU with other organizations

    Past Initiatives & Projects



    • South Asian Health Conference on Women’s Health co-host with West Coast Cardiology and Canadian Physicians with interest in South Asia (2020)
    • Participant in S-VYASA India Conference on integrative Medicine (2020)
    • Participant in VBVS (Vaissvik Bhartiya Vaigvank Summit) Niti Aayog Government of India – JNU (2020)
    • Gandhi Jayanti 2020 Gandhi@150 virtual conference in partnership with Council General of India Vancouver (2020)
    • Participated in several virtual conferences on Integrative medicine during COVID (2020)
    • Collaborated with GAPIO for international series on COVID conferences (2020)


    • South Asian Health Conference Neurology co-host with West Coast Cardiology and Canadian Physicians with interest in South Asia (2019)
    • Sponsor of pre-conference workshop with LEADS Glowbal on Leadership in conjunction with CAHO (2019)


    • South Asian Health Conference – Cardiovascular co-host with West Coast Cardiology and Canadian Physicians with interest in South Asia (2018)
    • Comunity with BC Palliative of Care (2018)
    • Participant in Community Conference on Chronic Diseases with ICON – UBC (2018)


    • Community Partner – Diabetes-Peer Leaders – Dr. Tricia Tang, UBC
      (2011 – 2017)
    • Participation in Canada India Summit New Deli – Project of Canada India Foundation (2017)


    • Participant in York University sponsored symposium, Global Health
    • Participant in IIT Alumni Canada, Toronto Symposium on Innovation, Sustainability and Prosperity (October 2016)
    • CINS-PISA-CAPIH CME – Building Healthy South Asian Society (December 2016)
    • Community Partner – Innovations in Primary Care – Division of General Practice South Surrey and Fraser Health Primary Care Program
      (2012 – 2016)




    • CINS-PISA CME – Role of Ayurvedic Medicine in Health Symposium (December 2012)


    • Centre for Innovations in Primary Care (October 2011 – March 2015)
    • CINS-PISA CME – Cardiovascular and Chronic Disease Management (October 2011)
    • Salt in Indian Diet Project – Prof. Yamouri, Dr. Chidambaram, Annamali University, 2011


    • Organized CINI 2010 – Cardiovascular Health in Canada and India, co-hosted by Fraser Health and SFU
    • Community Partner – Prevent India (2010-2014)

    Building and strengthing  academic, cultural, health

    and business links between Canada and India.