"Engagement and Approvals Pathway" is the process by which the
First Nations Health Council and First Nations Health Authority gathers input, guidance and builds consensus on key decisions. The Pathway was designed and adopted by and for BC First Nations as part of the
Resolution 2011-01 at Gathering Wisdom IV.
Engagement: A process of collecting wisdom, advice, feedback, and guidance.
Discussion Document: Based on the engagement, developing options, questions, and models and providing those back for further engagement.
Engagement Summary: Based on the discussion document engagement, providing a description of the common area(s) of agreement.
Building Consensus: A process of dialogue, and amendment as required, to amend the Engagement Summary to build and capture consensus.
Ratification: A process of approval for the Consensus reached.
The entire engagement pathway process is guided by the 7 Directives adopted by BC First Nations in the Consensus Paper: BC First Nations Perspectives on a New Health Governance Arrangement, and the principle of Reciprocal Accountability.
The annual Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey Forums attract Chiefs, health leaders, front-line health workers, federal and provincial partners, and other key decision makers in BC First Nations health. The unique conference is the only one of its kind in Canada and in its sixth year of operation, the 2013 forum promises to be bigger and better than ever with over 1000 delegates expected to attend.
Since inception, Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey forums have set the stage for a one-of-a-kind dialogue – one in which BC First Nations provide wisdom for building and transforming a more effective health system from the ground up. This year, we will achieve a historic milestone as operations of the First Nations and Inuit Health BC Region of Health Canada will be transferred to the FNHA.
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