Native First Nations shall be invited to hitch PRRD Healthcare Scholarship Committee

DAWSON CREEK, BC – The Peace River Regional District is planning to ask neighboring First Nations if they’re fascinated by positions representing their communities on the Well being Care Scholarship Committee board.

The district may also attain out to the First Nations Well being Authority to gauge its curiosity in becoming a member of Northern Well being and totally different post-secondary establishments in a collaborative capability.

The plan to take action comes within the wake of current alterations to the phrases of reference of the committee that handles the regional district’s distribution of well being care scholarships. These modifications, put in place on January 14th, 2021, modified the committee from 4 members to 6.

The position of the committee just isn’t restricted to selections on to whom healthcare scholarships (together with each these to medical and nursing college students) are awarded, although that is definitely a part of its mandate.

The committee additionally implements board initiatives to recruit and retain healthcare professionals within the Peace River area, manages the scholarship funds and purposes, and makes healthcare-related suggestions to the board, together with shifting or resizing scholarship applications as wanted.

The unique movement, handed in November 2020, advised the healthcare scholarship board broaden to incorporate extra members and likewise advised the inclusion of Indigenous representatives.

When the growth resurfaced in January 2021, based on the PRRD report, there was no transfer so as to add Indigenous representatives to the committee.

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