FNHA: Applications Open for Indigenous – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

Nov 30, 2022

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is now accepting applications for its Indigenous – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Program.

The Program is an innovative approach that provides students, or new graduates, with invaluable work experience towards a career in the health care field or within a supporting function. During the four month program, participants will work within the FNHA and learn different aspects of First Nations health care programs and services.

Students may apply to work in various areas of FNHA which may include: Community Health and Wellness; Public Health Response; Health Benefits; Health Service Delivery and Operations in the Regions; Corporate Functions: Human Resources; Finance; Information technology.

“This unique program aligns with Directive Five: Developing Human and Economic Capacity by providing opportunities for professional, personal and cultural learning for future First Nations health professionals and support staff with the end goal of providing full-time permanent employment to the participants” said Richard Jock, Chief Executive Officer.

Beyond the professional development, the program includes strong cultural components. This includes in-person student orientations with an Elder, on-going check-ins and career support provided by FNHA’s career advisors and an end of term cultural ceremony.

The students will work full-time at the FNHA over a four month period, and it is an excellent opportunity for new graduates, students currently in enrolled in post-secondary, co-op or practicum students. Working with dedicated team members and leaders, participants will be joining an organization that believes in both professional and personal growth.

The FNHA takes a wholistic approach to wellness that is based on First Nations teachings and is incorporated into all aspects of our work culture.

The first cohort will launch in January 2023, however, FNHA will maintain an open door for applications throughout the year for later cohorts at all times. Currently we will be accepting applications for our January and May intakes.

For more details and information about us:

Please visit our careers site: https://www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

You may also email: students@fnha.ca

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Adam https://www.youtube.com/shorts/A1iiiVFqCQs

Taylor https://www.youtube.com/shorts/xzDWhh2rxBk​


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