The territorial land base of the Vancouver Island Region, as defined by BC Regional Health Authority boundaries is 56,292 km squared, 6.1% of the total provincial land base. For the purposes of this profile, the administrative geographic boundaries of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) are used but there are First Nations communities included in the Vancouver Island Health Region for First Nations health planning purposes that may lie outside these geographic boundaries.
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The Vancouver Island RHWP is a document developed from the input and direction of Vancouver Island Chiefs and their First Nations Health Council (FNHC) representatives. The advice and support of First Nations health directors, Vancouver Island representatives of the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA), the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Vancouver Island Regional Director and Regional Liaison and centralized FNHA staff supports also contributed greatly to the RHWP.
The table below provides estimates of the First Nations population living in the Vancouver Island Region using different data sources, including the 2011 Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s Indian Registry, the 2006 Census and the 2011 Census (see Sidebar for more information on these data sources). According to INAC 2011 data, the population registered to BC First Nations in Vancouver Island Region is close to 31,000, representing almost one quarter (23.2%) of the population registered to BC First Nations.
Campbell River Indian Band (Wei Wai Kum)
Cape Mudge Indian Band (Wei Wai Kai)
Oyster Bay Office