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.

The South Asian Health Centre is a collaborative initiative of Fraser Health and the Surrey-North Delta GP Division. CINI 2010 identified a need for such a Centre and congratulates the two founding organizations for innovation in Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management.

UBC Greetings

Stephen Harper

South Asian Health Institute

Leona Aglukkaq

Press Release

Christy Clark


Jason Kenney

Current Initiatives & Projects

  • 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)
  • 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 and Womans 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.