First Nations Health Directors Association


FNHDA wellness definitions survey

March 20th, 2015

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is interested to learn how you define wellness. The FNHA has been given a strong mandate by BC communities to focus on what makes our communities well. We are in the process of developing wellness indicators so we can start to measure wellness among BC First Nations. As a first step we would like to collect definitions about Spiritual, Mental, Physical and Emotional wellness, this information will be used to gain a better understanding of wellness from a BC First Nations perspective. A written report on the responses will be provided through the FNHDA e-blast in a few months’ time (depending on when we receive enough responses). We also plan to present the responses at Gathering Wisdom VII in May 2015. Please submit your feedback at your earliest convenience. 

There are so many wellness success stories taking place in our communities. Nations that are strengthening their cultural traditions, languages, and defining what health and wellness means to them. What does wellness look, sounds, and feel like in your community? This work can be heavy at times and we need you to help us reframe the conversation. We will be using these wellness indicators to measure our progress in the future.

This survey is anonymous. If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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We thank you for your response, your time, and your partnership in this survey and the future of our work together in wellness.