Webinar on Partnering for Change


On February 24, Aboriginal Health participated in a webinar called Partnering for Change: Building new relationships for the health and well-being of northern First Nations people and communities. Speakers from Northern Health, the First Nations Health Authority, and the Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee shared their perspectives on the collaborative work undertaken in northern BC to improve the health and well-being of First Nations people and communities. Participants learned about the changing landscape of First Nations health governance and delivery in British Columbia with a focus on the innovative work and collaborative partnerships in the northern region.

In 2005, BC First Nations, the Province of BC, and the Government of Canada all agreed that health inequities experienced by First Nations people 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. 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.

This webinar was part of an ongoing Citizen Series Webinars partnership between BC Healthy Communities and Northern Health. If you missed this webinar, you can access the recording, presentation and background reading here: