First Nations Health Directors Association


2017 FNHDA Annual General Meeting and Conference

The First Nations Health Directors Association is pleased to host the 2017 FNHDA Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Four Seasons Resort in beautiful Whistler, BC. This will be a three-day forum for members of the Association. All participants must register in advance to guarantee a seat at the sessions. Travel reimbursement eligibility and booking processes can be found on the Travel/Lodging page.


Please note: Registration deadline including Hotel bookings is September 11, 2017

2017 AGM Overview

The FNHDA would like to invite all members of the Association to join us at our 2017 FNHDA Annual General Meeting and Conference being held for Members on September 26-28, 2017 on the traditional territory of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations.

This is an opportunity to connect with your peers, to seek and offer support, and for us to stay well and balanced together. In addition to our regular Association business, we have many other activities planned, such as:

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Elections
  • Keynote speakers
  • Workshop sessions
  • Inspiration Awards
  • Health and wellness activities
  • ‘Mix & Mingle’ networking activities

AGM Registration Deadline for Hotel Rooms:
Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

AGM Registration and Travel Inquiries:

General FNHDA & Agenda Information:

Travel Process and Expense Reimbursement:
FNHDA will reimburse travel costs and book accommodation for one FNHDA Member per First Nation community.

Travel claim forms will be available onsite at the event.

How to Book Hotel Room and Flight:
Please submit your hotel arrival and departure dates on the Lodging page. If you require a flight, please complete all required fields on the same page.

We will confirm your attendance and travel arrangements once your registration has been fully completed.

Additional information can be found on the Lodging page.

2017 Confirmation Letters

Thank you to those members who have already submitted your confirmation letters. If you have done so, please disregard this notice.

This is a friendly reminder for those confirmation letters still pending, that each Member of the FNHDA must submit a letter from a First Nation Entity confirming that they are employed as the First Nation Health Director.

The Confirmation Letter must be renewed annually by March 1 of each year to retain good standing as a member. For your consideration, we have created a draft template to make this necessary task as undemanding as possible.

The letter verifies that you are employed as:

The most senior employee or contractor employed as a Health Director, Health Manager, or Health Lead by a First Nations Entity in British Columbia; and

Responsible for the day to day management, administration and delivery of health programs and services for a First Nations Entity.

The annual renewal of members’ confirmation letter was passed by membership at the 2015 FNHDA AGM and is outlined within the Bylaws of the FNHDA, section 2.8.

Per FNHDA Constitution & Bylaws 2.14. If a Member is not in good standing, they may NOT:

  • Vote at the Members or Directors meeting;
  • be appointed as a Director;
  • be reimbursed for attending a Members’ meeting or a Directors’ meeting.

For your consideration please see the link to the DRAFT- Confirmation Letter template. If you choose to use the template, please copy the letter onto your first nation’s/organization letterhead and signature.

Once completed, please email your annual Confirmation Letter to or fax to attention FNHDA Member Services at 604-913-2081.