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Summary and presentations from Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII


Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VIII took place on November 30 to December 2, 2016 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, hosted by the FNHC. Delegates took part in a governance forum around the social determinants of health – the social, cultural, economic and environmental factors that contribute to healthy communities.

The theme of the forum this year was “Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future”. This theme reflects our traditions as strong, healthy and self-determining Nations. At the same time, it is an opportunity to reflect on our shared journey in health over the past ten years. It is an opportunity to draw upon our strengths as Nations and to chart the course for the next stage of our shared journey. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for First Nations leadership to inform and shape the strategic direction of provincial ministries responsible for education, post-secondary education, justice, public safety, and children and family services.

Below are the presentation slides in PDF format.

Presentation Slides

FNHA CEO, Joe Gallagher Presentation

Dr. Perry Kendall and Dr. Evan Adams Presentation

Government of British Columbia Justice and Public Safety Sector – Richard J.M. Fyfe, Deputy Attorney General & Mark Sieben, Deputy Solicitor General

Ministry of Education – Social Determinants of Health

Terry Cross, Keynote Speaker – Decolonizing First Nations Child Welfare

Implementing the Memorandum of Understanding: A Shared Agenda for Health and Wellness – Ministry of Health

Ministry of Children & Family Development – Regional Health Caucus Sessions Summary