First Nations Health Plan Memorandum of Understanding


The First Nations Leadership Council
Representing the BC Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Summit and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs


Government of Canada


Government of British Columbia (Collectively the “Parties”)


  1. a) The Parties have common goals of closing the health gaps between First Nations and other British Columbians over the next ten years, and of establishing a new relationship based on mutual respect and recognition.
  2. b) It is recognized that health for First Nations encompasses the physical, spiritual, mental, economic, emotional, environmental, social and cultural wellness of the individual, family and community and needs to be addressed holistically, but for the purposes of this Memorandum of Understanding, the focus is on health programs and services.
  3. c) B.C. and the FNLC have agreed to a First Nations Health Plan, which builds on and supports the First Nations Health Blueprint for British Columbia (2005) and other relevant reports.
  4. d) The Parties will use the bilateral First Nations Health Plan as a framework for developing a tripartite 10-year First Nations health plan to close the gap in health outcomes between First Nations people and other British Columbians.