Join us to learn about the changing landscape of First Nations health governance and delivery in British Columbia. This webinar will focus on the innovative work and collaborative partnerships in the northern region.

Statistically significant health inequities exist for First Nations people in BC and across Canada. In 2005, BC First Nations, the Province of BC, and the Government of Canada all agreed that these inequities must be addressed. A New Relationship between these Tripartite Partners was forged and a series of precedent-setting agreements led to the creation of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). In the north, the Northern Partnership Accord opened new doors for cooperation and planning. A committee was formed to implement the Accord and a plan was drafted and approved in the spring of 2014.

Learn how Northern Health, the FNHA, and northern First Nations are working together to improve health outcomes for northern First Nations people and communities.

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Host sites have been organized in the following communities:

Prince George, Smithers, Vanderhoof, Fort St. John, Hazelton, Kitimaat Village and Terrace.

These sites add value to your webinar viewing experience through networking and specific group discussions on the topic as it pertains directly to your community. Contact Angela (angela@bchealthycommunities.ca) about host sites!

  • Community Members and Community Organizations
  • Health Authority Leaders and Staff
  • Health Professionals
  • Educators and Students


  • LEARN from and with leaders in the field about the ground breaking changes that are occurring in First Nations health governance and delivery throughout BC and specifically in the north.
  • DISCUSS the challenges, opportunities and actions related to northern First Nations health and wellness.
  • EXPLORE the changing context of First Nations health and wellness in the north.


  • Introduce the New Relationship between BC First Nations, the Province of BC, and the Government of Canada, and the establishment of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
  • Introduce the context of the northern region (size, populations, rurality, etc).
  • Introduce the Northern Partnership Accord, the Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee (NFNHPC), and the Northern First Nations Health and Wellness Plan.
  • Discuss relationship building in the north and the importance of partnership and collaboration.
  • Discuss the importance of community engagement, understanding community priorities, and supporting health through wellness.
  • Discuss the structural changes undertaken at NH to prepare for positive partnerships with northern First Nations and the FNHA.
  • Discuss current implementation activities of the NFNHPC.
  • Explore keys to success.


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