The booklet Environmental Public Health Services provides a full outline of the FNHA's work in the area of Environmental Health.
Brief descriptions of our areas as well as resources for each area are below.
EHOs work closely with health professionals in communities and regional health authorities to provide a coordinated response to illnesses and outbreaks.
EHOs work closely with the community and emergency operations centres to assist in identifying and controlling public health risks during an emergency situation and after the emergency has ended.
To receive additional information and tools to help develop your community's comprehensive all-hazards emergency management plan, please email the INAC BC Region's Emergency Management Unit at: BCEMU@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca
This program funds research projects that explore the link between human health and chemical environmental contaminants.
The program helps communities address their environmental health concerns and enables research at the community level; it encourages the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing, Traditional Knowledge and empirical science.
Where suspected or confirmed risks from contaminants exist, assistance is available to interpret research results and provide recommendations to control exposure.
Community care facilities that require provincial licensing should also contact the appropriate regional health authority licensing office.
EHOs work closely with First Nations, INAC and other agencies to address waste disposal issues in communities.
Services include are:
On-site wastewater systems constructed on-reserve should be installed based on the current provincial BC Sewerage Standard Practice Manual. Please contact an EHO for applicable forms and submission process.
Emergencies Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call your local Environmental Health Officer
Emergencies after hours
Calls or emails received after 10:00 p.m. will be responded to the following day at 6:00 a.m.