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BC Provincial Election

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Background Following the calling of a snap election by Premier John Horgan, the BC New Democratic Party (BC NDP), BC Liberal Party (BCL) and BC Green Party (BC Greens) have released their full campaign platforms in advance of the upcoming October 24 provincial election. All parties have stated a number of commitments relates to topics […]

Seeking input on the FNHA’s Multi-Year Capital Plan!

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Skeetchestn Health Clinic FNHA is embarking on the renewal of our Multi-Year Capital Plan priorities and planning approaches. The renewal of capital priorities and planning approaches is an opportunity for BC First Nations, political, community and health leads to help shape our organization’s path forward for the next five years from April 1, 2022-2027. In […]

Seeking input on the FNHA’s Five-Year Plan!

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FNHA is embarking on the renewal of our Five-Year Plan. The renewal of the FNHA’s Five-Year Plan is an opportunity for BC First Nations, political, community and health leads to help shape our organization’s path forward for the next five years from April 1st, 2022-2027.  In preparation, FNHA is launching engagement in Fall 2020 to […]

Victoria Demonstration Calls Attention to Latest Incident of Alleged Anti-Indigenous Racism in BC

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Peaceful gathering held as BC’s Addressing Racism Investigation Underway​ Indigenous leaders and community members held a peaceful protest today at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital in support of an Indigenous man from T’Sou-ke Nation whose experience in accessing care has resulted in inadequate care and alleged racism. The young man is a member Canadian Armed Forces, […]

FNHA, FNHC, FNHDA Issue Statement Supporting Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s Investigation into Systemic Racism

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Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) welcome the launch of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation into systemic racism in BC’s health system. “We welcome this effort to shine light on the systemic racism that still exists in our province and […]

Allegations of Racism in BC’s Health-Care System

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COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Health Council acknowledges that the recent allegations of racism in the provincial health system are disturbing and difficult to hear. They remind us of the need for culturally safe and equitable health care.   These allegations reveal there is much work to do to ensure that there […]

FNHA Launches Mobile App

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A message from Richard Jock, Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FNHA​​ The FNHA strives to find the best ways possible to serve First Nations and Indigenous people in BC, and we are always exploring ways to better connect with those we serve. In response to feedback received from communities, we are excited to announce the […]

Notice – Helping Rural, Remote and Indigenous Communities Respond to COVID-19

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On April 20th, 2020, the provincial government announced a new collaborative framework to help ensure people living in rural, remote and all Indigenous communities in British Columbia (BC) have appropriate health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This framework includes immediate actions to improve health-care services and respond to the pandemic, including: Enhanced medical […]