FNHDA Members, please join us for the members only, 2018 FNHDA Annual General Meeting and Conference being held on the traditional territory of the Sts’ailes First Nation on September 18, 19, and 20, 2018 at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Conference Centre located in the Fraser Salish region.
Based on the rave reviews of Members in attendance at last year’s event, the 2018 AGM agenda will follow a similar format consisting of wellness activities and breakout streams focused on: Training Advice Process, Head to Heart and Mentorship.
Agenda highlights include:
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Annual General Meeting
- FNHDA Board of Directors Elections
- Keynote Presentations
- Networking Opportunities
- Breakout Streams including: Training, Technical Advice Process, Head to Heart, and Mentorship
We are excited to highlight the FNHA Community Health and Wellness Planning Toolkit as part of this year’s Training stream. The Technical Advice Process stream will provide engagement with FNHA programs and services related to Health Benefits. The Head to Heart stream will provide a two part session of Therapeutic Painting with Indigenous artist Carla Joseph. New this year will be the regional wise practice showcase presented to you by your fellow FNHDA members.
There will also be wellness activities including: the renowned Harrison Hot Springs Outdoor Mineral Pools, and Yoga. Entertainment by DerRic Starlight who is a Tsuu Tina First Nation comedian and puppeteer featured on APTN and Disney’s “The Muppets of OZ” movie production, and Murray Porter who is a Juno Award winning Mohawk blues singer, songwriter and pianist. The Annual Inspiration Awards will include a Traditional Feast and Ceremony to recognize and honour our Association members for their hard work, tireless dedication and passion for our field.
Please save the date and join us for this event that is hosted for FNHDA Members! It is a perfect opportunity to take time out of our hectic schedules to have fun, connect with our peers, seek and offer support, and stay well and balanced together!
Registration is now open! Please register by clicking here
Registration deadline: August 31, 2018 4:00pm
If you have further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER: Submit your nomination today for the Annual Inspiration Awards!
Deadline for nominations is July 27, 2018
We are looking for your support in nominating and sharing this information far and wide with your communities, leadership, networks and teams!!! Now is your chance to nominate a Health Director who is doing extraordinary work in our BC First Nation communities.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees must be a FNHDA Member in good standing with the Association. All nominations are kept confidential to respect privacy. There are a potential of 7 awards based on the 7 Standards of Excellence to be honoured at the FNHDA Annual General Meeting being held on the traditional territory of the Sts’ailes First Nation on September 18, 19, and 20, 2018 at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Conference Centre located in the Fraser Salish region
Based on the FNHDA Standards of Excellence, we have the following 7 categories for awards:
- Grounding Work within Culture and Tradition
- Providing Health and Wellness Leadership for the Community
- Providing Informed, Technical Advice
- Establishing and Maintaining Beneficial Partnerships
- Providing Effective Health Administration
- Being a Supportive Manager and a Health Team Leader
- Participating Actively in Professional Development and Continuous Learning
Please note the following individuals/entities can also nominate a Health Director for the award:
- Self-Nomination (FNHDA member)
- First Nation Entity / Health Staff
- Any community member
- An FNHDA Member can nominate another FNHDA Member
- FNHA Regional staff
- First Nation Chief and Council
- First Nation Band Administrator
- Provincial/Regional Partners
The role of a Health Director can be demanding; it is important for us to collectively celebrate each other and the work that we all do as leaders for community wellness. Through honoring our colleagues, the FNHDA strives to inspire others to continue on their wellness journeys, share best practices of our achievements with one another and support each other in our journeys.
In 2012, the FNHDA established the Inspiration Awards as an opportunity to recognize and honour our association members for their dedication, passion and contributions to our work in communities. During our FNHDA AGM, we share an Inspiration Awards Ceremony to honor inspirational Health Directors recognized for their hard work, tireless dedication and passion for our field. Nominate your inspiring FNHDA member today!