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
Carrier Sekani Approaches to Rebuilding Our Social Structures (PDF 3.57 MB)
Health Benefits Plan W & Next Phase in Transformation (PDF 960 KB)
Northern BC Sub-Regional Report Back (PDF 3.92 MB)
Northern Biobank Initiative - Update on Consultations (PDF 90 KB)
Northern Health - Update on the Opioid Overdose Emergency Response (PDF 1.44 MB)
Northern Regional Priorities - Mental Health & Wellness (PDF 852 KB)
Northern Opioid Response (PDF 613 KB)
PHSA - Correctional Services Update 1 (PDF 2.12 MB)
PHSA - Correctional Services Update 1 (PDF 1.53 MB)
The sub-regional caucus reports cover successes and engagement activities and progress in their respective communities. The reports are compiled by the Community Engagement Coordinators. Read the reports below.
Coco Miller- Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 141 KB)
Shannon Hall - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 219 KB)
Jodi Payne - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 150 KB)
Rhoda Hallgren - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 1.23 MB)
Joan Brett - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 102 KB)
Kyle Mettler - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 88 KB)
Sandra Garbitt - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 605 KB)
Cindy Adam - Sub-Regional Caucus Report (PDF 207 KB)
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)
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)
The First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health, the Northern Medical Program and the Health Arts Research Centre have partnered on a unique program that offers MD undergraduate students an opportunity to be immersed in a northern BC First Nations community.
The program is designed to have medical students deeply absorbed into a northern First Nation community and thus provide future physicians an opportunity to critically and creatively reflect on their own understandings about health, wellness, resiliency, capacity and culture in northern First Nations.
Learn more here.