Health & Wellness

Our goal is to help people create a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle by building a supportive network of health and wellness initiatives that acknowledge the diverse needs of the population.

Disability Resources
Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation
  • ISPARC—Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
    • Community Sport Development
    • Performance Sport Programs
    • Healthy Living Activities
    • Grants & Recognition
    • Events
2SLGBTQQIA Resources (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual)
  • Trans Care BC—local groups and initiatives, books, online resources, films and academic articles
Cancer Care
Respecting Tobacco
  • Tobacco Timeout Challenge—annual challenge. On May 7, quit commercial tobacco for 24 hours with hundreds of other people across BC. Enter online for the chance to win a prize for participating!
Mental Wellness & Preventing Substance Abuse
Suicide Awareness

Suicide is a leading cause of death among First Nation, Inuit, and Métis youth in Canada (BMC Public Health, 2018).

Crisis Lines & Support Resources
  • Native Youth Crisis Hotline 1-877-209-1266
  • KUU-US Crisis Lines
    • Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
    • Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
    • BC wide: 1-800-588-8717
Counselling for MMIWG Impacted Individuals

Free counselling services in BC are available to survivors, family members and individuals affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. People of all genders are encouraged to connect to this counselling. Individuals do not need to have status and can live on or off reserve. This counselling program is administered by FNHA through the Health Benefits team, and counselling is offered by providers who are registered with FNHA’s Mental Health Provider List. This list is updated regularly:

Individuals who would like to access counselling are encouraged to connect directly with a mental health provider from the above list to schedule an appointment. The provider directly bills FNHA, so there is no upfront cost to the individual to access counselling.

For more information about this program, visit:

Please feel welcome to contact the First Nations Health Benefits team with any questions that you might have at 1-877-477-0775.