About Us

The First Nations Health Consortium (FNHC) is a new organization developed (February 2017) to improve access to health, social and educational services and supports to First Nations and Inuit children throughout Alberta, both on and off reserve. 

FNHC is one of the first organizations in Canada to implement Jordan’s Principle - Child First Initiative, striving to ensure First Nations and Inuit children are not subject to delay, denial or disruption of services due to disputes between governments or government departments. 

Our children and families now have a direct point of contact with appropriate services when they are needed. The First Nations Health Consortium helps families find service providers in the health, social and educational systems. 

Jordan’s Principle is a child first initiative created in Jordan River Anderson’s honour to ensure First Nations children have equal and fair access to services ordinarily available to other Canadian children shielding them from government disputes. Jordan’s Principle Child First Initiative was created in honour of Jordan River Anderson who died after spending over two years in hospital after being caught in jurisdiction red tape when government officials could not decide who should pay for his at-home care. 

The First Nations Health Consortium is governed by a Board of Directors representing four First Nations health organizations in Alberta that founded the Consortium: Bigstone Health Commission, Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council, Maskwacis Health Services and Siksika Nation Health & Wellness Centre. An Executive Director manages the organization, supported by a core management team consisting of a Regional Service Coordinator Supervisor, Communications Officer, and Operations Manager. Frontline staff members include:  Regional Service Coordinators Team Leads & Regional Service Coordinators and Jordan’s Principle Access Workers.