“No man is an island” is a well-known saying, meaning that as individuals we are all an important part of the bigger “continent” which is mankind and that what we do, or what we don’t do, has effects on us all; this is also true for organizations such as BCANDS.
BCANDS maintains close ties with organizations, governments and service providers across the province and Canada in relation to health and disability information and services available to the Indigenous communities and persons within British Columbia. BCANDS continually establishes, solicits and maintains strategic partnerships to assist in our work in addressing our client’s important and diverse needs.
Throughout BCANDS history the Society has played a lead role in a number of provincial initiatives / alliances and has established several service agreements through Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with a variety of leadership organizations. Some of these include:
BCANDS “From the Outside Looking In…” 2018 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering
On November 26th, 27th and 28th, 2018 during the fourth anniversary of November being declared and proclaimed as “Indigenous Disability Awareness Month” in British Columbia BCANDS will host the 2018 “From the Outside Looking In…” – Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Resolution for BCANDS to be a National Organization – Assembly of First Nations
Memorandum of Understanding – First Nations Health Society
Memorandum of Understanding – Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Memorandum of Understanding – First Nations Summit
Memorandum of Understanding – Metis Nation British Columbia
Memorandum of Understanding – United Native Nations
Memorandum of Understanding – Island Health Authority – Medical Officer of Health
Memorandum of Understanding – Northern Health Authority – Aboriginal Health
Memorandum of Understanding Provincial Health Services Authority – Aboriginal Health
Memorandum of Understanding – Vancouver Coastal Health – Aboriginal Health
Memorandum of Understanding – Aboriginal Infant Development Programs
Memorandum of Understanding – Kwakiutl Indian Band
Memorandum of Understanding – H’ulh-etun Health Society
Memorandum of Understanding – First Nations and Inuit Health – Nursing Directorate
Memorandum of Understanding – First Nations and Inuit Health – e-Health Solutions
Memorandum of Understanding – First Nations and Inuit Health – Environmental Health
Memorandum of Understanding – British Columbia Government Employees Union
In addition to the above, to ensure that our client’s and communities voices are heard and their priorities recognized, BCANDS team members and Board actively serve on a variety of health and disability related committees and working groups. Some of these include:
Member – BC Parks – Accessibility and Park Visitors with Disabilities Working Groups
Council Member – Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility
Committee Member – Assistant Deputy Minister’s – Supporting Increased Participation Committee
Board Member – Inclusion BC
Committee Member – Program Committee – Canadian Centre on Disability Studies
Task Force Member – National VisitAbility Project – Canadian Centre on Disability Studies
Member – Disability Without Poverty Network
Member – Jordan’s Principle Tripartite Working Group (currently inactive)
Working Group Member – Assembly of First Nations – National Disability Working Group
Associate Member – First Nations Health Director’s Association
Committee Member – AIDP /ASCD Steering Committee
Working Group Member – Ministry of Social Development– Community Relations and Service Quality – Quarterly Working Group – Region 1
Member – Canadian Public Health Association
2015 – Members of the Provincial Government’s Disability Secretariat visit BCANDS Team Members.