The territorial land base in the Vancouver Coastal Region as defined by BC Regional Health Authority boundaries is 53,426 km squared, 5.8% of the total land base. For the purposes of this profile, the administrative geographic boundaries of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) are used but there are First Nations communities included in the Vancouver Coastal Region for First Nations health planning purposes that may lie outside these geographic boundaries.
View the Vancouver Coastal regional caucus page here.
The table below provides estimates of the First Nations population living in Vancouver Coastal 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 (see Sidebar for more information on these data sources). According to AANDC 2011 data, the First Nations population in Vancouver Coastal Region is close to 16,000, representing 12.1% of the First Nations population in BC.
Vancouver Coastal Region Status First Nation Population Estimates, 2006 and 2011
(On-reserve and Off-reserve)
Sources: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Census, Statistics Canada
Umbrella health organisations can be defined as an organisation that coordinates the activities of a number of member organisations and hence promotes a common purpose. The organisations in the following table receive funding from the First Nations and Inuit Health BC Region.
May 15, 2012
• The establishment of an Aboriginal Health Steering Committee as a forum for partnership, collaboration, and joint efforts on First Nation and Aboriginal health priorities, policies, budgets, programs and services in the Vancouver Coastal region.• The development of an Urban Health Strategy that gives First Nations and Aboriginals a voice in the design of culturally relevant services and offers VCH guidelines and policies to incorporate specific traditional protocols and practices in the entire organization with the goal of supporting and improving services.• The creation of a strategic Aboriginal Health and Wellness Plan for the Vancouver Coastal region with concrete milestones and deliverables.
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