Evolving how we engage: First Nations Health Council, First Nations Health Authority and First Nations Health Directors Association separate political and technical conversations. The separation of business from politics is a hallmark of the BC First Nations Health Governance Structure. This principle is captured in our founding documents including the seven directives. Through regional caucus […]
This video outlines a brief history of the Tripartite First Nations Health Governance Structure in British Columbia, the agreements and documents that led to its creation, and the innovative work to transform health outcomes through service improvements in partnership with First Nations communities and leadership in the province.
Since June 2010, it has been my honour to serve as Chair of the First Nations Health Council (FNHC). I am pleased to announce I was just re-elected for another term. BC Chiefs challenged the FNHC to negotiate a tripartite agreement that resulted in improved services, secured long-term funding, and improved health outcomes. We met […]
Dates and locations of the First Nations Health Council Fall Regional Caucus Sessions have been set. Additional information including registration links, agenda items and background information will be shared over the coming weeks. For now please save-the-date and we look forward to seeing you there! Vancouver Island: Dates: Nov 6, 7, 8 Location: Nanaimo Coast […]
In May of 2018 at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announced a commitment to improve mental health and wellness services that support First Nations children, families and communities in BC. Building on this announcement, Canada, BC and the FNHC […]
The FNHC would like to thank all of those who attended Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX on May 15-17, 2018. This year, over 700 Chiefs, Leaders, Health Directors, Youth Leaders, Elders, and federal and provincial partners attended the 3-day forum to engage in discussions surrounding the health and wellness of BC First Nations. […]
Presentations from Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX are available here: Day 1 – Honouring Qut-Samet, Leonard George Day 1 – Cancer and First Nations Peoples in BC Day 2 – Presentation from the FNHA – Dr. Shannon McDonald and Joe Gallagher Day 2 – Role of Health Resilience and Healing in Nation Rebuilding […]
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Agenda for Gathering Wisdom is Available Now! The FNHC is pleased to share the draft agenda for the Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey forum on May 15-17, 2018 in Vancouver. The purpose of the forum this year is to promote dialogue among First Nations in BC on strategies to address the broader determinants of […]
The FNHC is now accepting applications for First Nation leaders aged 16 to 30 years to participate in the inaugural Youth Leaders Program at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, May 15-17, 2018. There are 10 spots available – one male and one female from each BC region. The 10 Youth Leaders selected will […]