Co-op Student: Planning, Policy and Quality

FNHA Overview

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history.  With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.
Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships.  Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture.  Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Position Summary

This is your chance to join a remarkable and dynamic team in the Policy, Planning and Quality Department. Reporting to the Manager, Planning, you will have the chance to contribute a variety of tasks and projects to support the Planning and Evaluation Team.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a high functioning environment where you will attend team meetings, collaborate with staff and work on meaningful projects that will help change the way we work. In addition, you will enhance your understanding of First Nation culture, traditions and FNHA’s role in improving health outcomes for First Nations people in BC.


Supports the timely completion of FNHA planning, reporting and evaluation products

Supports the development of planning tools, templates and guides to support planning and evaluation efforts

Conducts research/scans to inform the development/refresh of priorities and associated measures

Contributes to quality improvement of planning reporting and evaluation practice

Prepares summaries, briefings and reports as needed


• Pursuing a Master's degree, preferably in planning, business, evaluation, and/or public administration.
• Recent, relevant and significant experience in planning or evaluation.
• Experience in working with First Nations is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Required skills:

Highly organized and able to review, extract, synthesize and summarize a variety of information and data, including large volumes of information

Attention to detail, with a keen eye for identifying errors and omissions and areas for improvement

Able to work with both quantitative and qualitative data

Skilled in producing reports and presentations

Proficient in MS Office (focus on Excel) and familiar with surveys and how to conduct them

Strong written and oral communication skills

Beneficial Skills:

Previous experience working with Indigenous peoples and/or organizations

Knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC

Eye for creative production of reports/presentations

Familiarity with APA format for reporting purposes (i.e. referencing; citations)

Knowledge of FNHA's shared values, directives and operating principles (available of website)


The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

What you can Expect from Us

Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program. 

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.  We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.  

Closing Statement

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!  

For more information about us, please visit:

If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at or 1-844-699-3186.






Monday, July 6, 2020