Vancouver Coastal Regional Board Appointee

​​​The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is currently recruiting a Vancouver Coastal Regional Appointee board member. The FNHA provides health and wellness programs and services to First Nations province-wide. The nine-member Board of Directors collectively works for all BC First Nations, regardless of residence. The Board is structured in a manner to make space for regional experience and perspectives. The nine-member board includes five Board members nominated by First Nations in the five regions (Fraser Salish, Interior, North, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island); and four board members chosen at large.

Qualified First Nations individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


The key governance functions of the FNHA Board of Directors include:

• Approve the Society's strategic vision;

• Prepare a multi-year health plan, as required under the Framework Agreement;

• Approve and monitor the Society's financial/corporate and operational plans;

• Set and maintain organization and operational (health) performance goals for the Society;

• Provide for an objective evaluation of the performance of Board of Directors;

• Monitor the effectiveness of the Society's governance practices; and

• Provide for merit-based evaluation of the FNHA CEO.


FNHA board members require a broad range of skills and experience. The competencies sought include:

• Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure;

• Demonstrated experience in construction and project management within the public sector in BC;

• Extensive and proven experience in Labour and Human Resources;

• Experience with health systems, programs and services led by First Nations, and federal and provincial governments;

• Experience in tripartite processes and partnership-building with governments and organizations;

• A high degree of cultural safety and knowledge of BC First Nations communities; and

• Experience in strategic planning, health planning, financial planning and community development.

Must complete a criminal record check, and must be a resident of British Columbia.

Regional applicants will be shortlisted and nominated by the Vancouver Coastal Selection Committee. The ultimate selection of FNHA board members will be conducted by FNHA members collectively to ensure that the Board as a whole reflects a broad range of skills and experience.

If you, or someone you know, possess the qualifications noted above  and are interested in receiving more information about the FNHA and its Board's responsibilities and competencies, please email

The following may not be appointed as a Director:

  1. An FNHA Member;

  2. A First Nations Official;

  3. An elected federal, provincial or municipal official;

  4. A First Nations Health Director;

  5. An employee of or contractor with the Society; or

  6. Any person who has been in any of the categories above within the last six months.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and three

letters of reference to: Ms. Marilyn Ota |

501-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

T 604.693.6572 | F 604.913.2081

Deadline for applications is November 18​, 2019 at 12 noon.

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