Any individual who is a First Nations Health Director may apply to become a member of the Association. Each application will be reviewed by the First Nations Health Directors Association Board of Directors. The Annual Confirmation letter must be submitted with the application and then renewed by March 1 of each year to retain good standing as a member.
The purpose of the Association is to advance health planning and service delivery on behalf of First Nations in British Columbia which includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Providing advice and assistance respecting First Nations governance with the aim of assisting in shaping health policy and legislation;
(b) Supporting First Nations Health Directors in the development and implementation of health programs;
(c) Creating a foundation for networking, knowledge, information sharing, and communication;
(d) Providing opportunities for First Nations Health Directors to engage in professional development and mutual support initiatives; and,
(e) Supporting the implementation of the “Transformative Change Accord: First Nations Health Plan” and the “Tripartite First Nations Health Plan.”
* excerpted from the FNHDA constitution by-laws.