On January 14-16th, 2020 Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey X, hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, celebrated the ten year milestone of Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey!
The Gathering Wisdom forum was a time of celebration and featured discussions on health, mental health and the social determinants of health. It was an opportunity for leaders, health directors and wellness leads to hear updates and engage in discussions with the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA). It was also an opportunity for First Nations to engage in direct dialogue with each partner and other health system partners on factors that influence the health and wellness of their children, families and communities.
Importantly, the 2020 Gathering Wisdom forum featured the results from a number of evaluations, including the two mandatory evaluations required under the Tripartite Framework Agreement and the Canada Funding Agreement giving attendees the opportunity to draw upon these findings to help shape our collective plan forward for the next five years.
- A variety of keynote speakers sharing lessons learned, and community successes
- Discussion on the success and future of the First Nation health governance structure in BC
- A discussion on measuring success and progress in relation to First Nations Health in BC
- Discussion of key evaluation processes, including the Tripartite Evaluation Process