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New Year's Wellness Goals? Track Them in Our Health & Wellness Daily Organizer!

Do you have New Year's wellness goals? What goals would you like to achieve this year in terms of your personal health and wellness? Keep track of your goals in our handy Health & Wellness Daily Organizer!

We encourage you to use this Daily Organizer to develop, track and reflect on these goals. On this journey, go at whatever pace is comfortable for you, and remember, it is usually the small steps that add up to help you make bigger, life-long changes. Download a copy here! For more information about this resource, email resources@fnha.ca.

Gathering Wisdom X Draft Agenda Released

The draft agenda is available for our current and interested registrants for the 10th Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey conference happening January 14-16, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Apply to attend through the event website here! Please note that the agenda is subject to slight modifications.

Yúusnewas First Directions Videos

Seventeen Indigenous youth from across the province spent a week with the Yúusnewas team, Elder Val Nicholson, and partners at Reel Youth to create these incredible films highlighting the ways colonialism continues to impact Indigenous health.

This year, the youth were able to choose topics connected to the impacts of colonization, and create and film their stories:

​Each of these films includes content created by Indigenous youth to share their experiences. We may find this content difficult to watch - it may remind us of our own experiences, or those in our communities. If you are an Indigenous person who wants to talk to another Indigenous person about a difficult situation, or thoughts and feelings about grief, suicide, self-injury, and/or assault, call the 24/7 confidential KUU-US crisis line now: 1-800-588-8717.

All three videos were made possible with support from FNHA.

The Ultimate Break It Off Challenge!

Want to help a friend quit smoking and stay smoke-free? Join the Ultimate Break It Off Challenge from Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society for your chance to win some cash. The Ultimate Break It Off Challenge is a six week contest that encourages young adults to be done with smoking in 2020!

About the Ultimate Break It Off Challenge:

1. Registration (January 1-February 6, 2020)

  • Participants register for the appropriate contest path(s): Break It Off from Smoking, Stay Smoke-Free, Refer and Support a Friend
  • Promotion of the contest through email outreach, and on Facebook and Instagram

2. Challenge (February 7-March 19, 2020)

  • Those participating in the Break It Off from Smoking path officially quit smoking
  • Weekly emails with tips and resources sent to all participants to support them through the challenge
  • Social media posts on Facebook and Instagram to provide ongoing quit support and to encourage discussions among participants

3. Post-challenge (March 20-31, 2020)

  • One winner from each of the three contest paths is identified
  • All participants receive an email announcing the three winners and are asked to complete a survey evaluating the challenge

Registration closes February 6: https://breakitoff.ca/ultimate-break-it-off-challenge/

Join the Pacific Blue Cross Health Challenge!

Make a Healthy Goal for a chance to WIN in the Pacific Blue Cross Health Challenge!

Grand and Weekly Prizes
Each Grand Prize winner will receive $2,020 and each Weekly Prize winner will receive $100 in Health Cash towards the purchase of any items or services related to health and wellness. For example, sports gear, wearable fitness devices, health and fitness classes, activity registration fees, spa services, nutritious groceries, or health and pharmacy items not already covered by your Pacific Blue Cross plan. All you have to do is submit your receipt(s) to Pacific Blue Cross for reimbursement. Items or services do not have to be purchased together.

The health cash prize is valid until December 31, 2020 and all items or services must be purchased by or on this date. All receipts must be received by January 31, 2021 to be eligible for reimbursement.

The Health Challenge contest (“Contest”) ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). All times shown in the Contest Rules are Pacific Times.

Find out more and sign up here!

WATCH: Sexual Wellbeing UBC Learning Circle

Did you miss the recent UBC Learning Circle on Sexual Wellbeing? The session’s video is now available for viewing! Members of the Yuusnewas team at the YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Indigenous Wellness team at FNHA, as well as other Indigenous partner organizations working in Indigenous sexual health and wellbeing will discuss:

  • Why we speak to sexual wellbeing and not just sexual health
  • What are Indigenous perspectives on sexual wellbeing, and what does decolonizing sexual wellbeing look like?
  • The value of peer and youth involvement to share perspectives and experiences on how to best support conversations on sexual wellbeing

Watch the recording here!

Cedar Weaving Workshop Series

The Broadway Youth Resource Centre's Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program is gearing up to host their very first cedar weaving workshop series. The series will take place every Monday over a period of 10 weeks, beginning January 27th and continuing until April 6th, and will be hosted by Peyton Straker, Indigenous Youth Support Worker and taught by Todd Devries of the Haida Nation.

The workshop series is open and free to all Indigenous youth, aged 12-24. Participants must register beforehand at BYRC reception or by contacting PStraker@PCRS.ca (604) 790-4375. Participants must be able to commit to attending each week, as attendees will be making cedar hats which will require plenty of time and instruction. No previous experience is required and folks from all nations are welcome.


Broadway Youth Resource Centre
2455 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC
V5T 0E6

Find out more and join the Facebook event here!

FNHA Job Opportunities

Environmental Health Officer
Location: Kelowna
Deadline: 2020-01-06

Specialist Healthy Children
Location: Vancouver
Deadline: 2020-01-06

Addictions Specialist
Location: Vancouver
Deadline: 2020-01-08

Co-op Student - Climate Change and Health Adaptation - Term till April 2020
Location: Victoria or Vancouver
Deadline: 2020-01-09

Senior Analyst, Planning
Location: Vancouver
Deadline: 2020-01-10

Director, Regional Engagement
Location: Prince George
Deadline: Ongoing

Harm Reduction Educator - Term to June 2021
Location: Prince George
Deadline: Ongoing

Social Worker - 2 positions
Location: Quatsino and Tsawout
Deadline: Ongoing

Find all job postings on our website.

BC First Nation​s a​nd Aboriginal Health Job Opportunities​​​​

Home Care Nurse
Organization: Dease River First Nation
Location(s): Dease River
Deadline: Open until filled
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Mental Health and Addictions Services Clinician
Organization: Kwakiutl Health Centre
Location(s): Port Hardy
Deadline: Open until filled
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Occupational Therapist
Organization: Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre
Location(s): Duncan
Deadline: Open until filled
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Clinical Care Nursing Navigator
Organization: Lillooet Tribal Council
Location(s): Lillooet
Deadline: 1/31/2020, 11:55:00 PM
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