Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 21: Health (18-24)

New funding approach for mental health and wellness services

May 17, 2018

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) will establish a new approach for federal and provincial investment in mental health and wellness services. This new funding approach will allow First Nations to plan, design and deliver a continuum of community-based mental health and wellness services based on their health plans and priorities. Through this new approach, the partners aim to simplify the process for First Nations to access funding for mental health and wellness services by pooling federal and provincial funding and establishing new and more flexible funding arrangements that focus on outcomes. The partners are committed to facilitating greater cross-government collaboration to enhance the coordination of mental health and wellness services accessed by First Nation children, youth and families in BC. 

The Governments of Canada, BC and First Nations Health Authority are contributing $10M each.