The territorial land base in the Northern Region, as defined by BC Regional Health Authority boundaries is 592,116 km squared, 64.0% of the total land base. For the purposes of this profile, the administrative geographic boundaries of the Northern Health Authority (NHA) are used but there are First Nations communities included in the Northern Region for First Nations health planning purposes that may lie outside these geographic boundaries.
View the Northern regional caucus page
interim Northern First Nations Health and Wellness Plan (2013), informed by the
Northern BC First Nations Issues Paper (2009), articulates the vision, goals, objectives and activities necessary for realizing improved health for First Nations peoples residing in the north. The
Plan also describes the realities in which we live and grow and how we will know that we have achieved our vision and goals. Given the nature of our changing realities it is likewise expected that so too will this document evolve over time. It begins with our vision, values, and the principles that guide our actions.
Read the Northern Regional Health and Wellness Plan (PDF 2.71 MB)
Implementing Our Health and Wellness Plan: An Overview (PDF 4.88 MB)
Regional Program Liaison
Regional Mental Wellness Advisor
Regional Crisis Response Advisor
Regional Project Developer
Northern Regional Planner
Northern Staff Writer
Manager: Community Engagement
The table below provides estimates of the First Nations population living in the Northern Region using different data sources, including the 2011 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)'s Indian Registry, the 2006 Census and the 2011 Census. According to AANDC 2011 data, the First Nations population in the Northern Region is close to 47,200, representing 35.6% of the First Nations population in BC.
Northern Region Status First Nations Population Estimates, 2006 and 2011
Sources: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Census, Statistics Canada
Umbrella Health Organisations in the NHA
Community Engagement Communique - Lake Babine: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Carrier South: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Carrier Lakes: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - North East: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Coast Mountain Alliance: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Tahltan-Iskut: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Northwest: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Haida Gwaii: Fall 2015
Community Engagement Communique - Kaska-Tlingit: Fall 2015
The Northern First Nations Health and Wellness Planning Communique - September 14, 2012
The Northern First Nations Health and Wellness Planning Communique - January 10th , 2013
Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee Communique - September 13, 2013
Northern Regional Table Communique - November, 28th, 2013
Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee Communique - January 9, 2014
Northern Regional Table Communique - April, 10th, 2014
Northern First Nations Health Regional Table Communique - Summer 2015
Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee Communique - December 11th, 2015
Partnership Accord affirms significant action on First Nations health disparities in Northern BC
May 16, 2012
Download a PDF of the Northern Partnership Accord here:
Northern Partnership Accord PDF (550 kb)
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