Description

The Vancouver Coastal Region is pleased to host the 2017 Spring Regional Caucus Session at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC. This will be a three-day forum for Chiefs, Leaders, Health Directors and Health Leads to talk about health services and the social determinants of health.

All interested participants must register in advance to guarantee a seat at the sessions. Travel reimbursement eligibility and booking processes can be found on the Travel page.

Pre-Caucus - FNHDA Mentorship Circle Dinner for Health Directors:
We would like to invite all FNHDA members from the Vancouver Coastal region to join us for a FNHDA Mentorship Circle Dinner taking place on May 29, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. This is an opportunity to connect with your peers, to seek and offer support, and for us to stay well and balanced together.

Day 1 - First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)/ First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA) Day:
The FNHA and FNHDA would like to invite all members of the FNHDA to attend the FNHA/FNHDA Day as we work in Partnership towards Quality Health Services. Please join us for this interactive engagement to hear about the efforts and transformation that has taken place to date and the important work that lies ahead.

Day 2 and 3 - First Nations Health Council (FNHC) Day:
Day 2 and 3 will be the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) Days. This will be a continuation of the work that began at the Fall 2016 Regional Caucus around engagement and planning with First Nations on the social determinants of health. The FNHC days will focus on children and family well-being with an emphasis on early years. We will have the opportunity to welcome federal departments to engage directly with First Nations on key issues that impact health, including:

  • Reforming the First Nation Children and Family Services Program (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Developing an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Developing a National Poverty Reduction Strategy (Employment and Social Development Canada)

Who is invited and eligible for travel reimbursement?

All 3 Days
To support the full participation of community leadership, three (3) representatives are invited to attend all three days, and are eligible for travel expense reimbursement:
  1. One Political Lead (Chief, Councilor, Proxy)
  2. One Health Lead (eg. Health Director)
  3. One Social Lead (Social Development Worker, Children and Family Worker)
Day 2 and 3
  1. One (1) Delegated Agency (DAA) Representative per agency. This representative is eligible for travel reimbursement.

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