The Aboriginal Health Program works closely with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to support and enhance the health and wellness of Aboriginal peoples living within our region.
The region stretches from the coastal “Land Facing the Sea” of the Tsawwassen people up through the Fraser Canyon heading north. These 32 First Nations communities and four language families: Hul’q’umi’num, Halq’eméylem, Nlaka’pamux and Senćoten, represent the region. Fraser Health also provides care to five Métis Chartered Communities.
We and our partners, the First Nations Health Authority and Métis Nation BC, strive to provide care that is safe, respectful, wholistic and accessible to all Aboriginal peoples.
Remember to keep cool and safe this summer by checking on family, friends and neighbours who are vulnerable to heat. As the climate warms in the summer, extreme heat can cause health impacts, particularly early in the season, resulting in heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, worsening pre-existing health conditions. Learn more on our Healthy Summer Guide.