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JCC Webinar: Introduction to Métis Nation British Columbia

December 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Overview

Presented by Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), in partnership with the Joint Collaborative Committees, gain an understanding of the rich history of the Métis and the programs and services that are provided by MNBC.

Learn about MNBC’s role in health care delivery within British Columbia, including the relationship with First Nations Health Authority and other health authorities and of unique cultural safety considerations when working with Métis patients in health care settings.


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The Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) have prioritized partnering with Indigenous communities and is committed to walking with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples on our collective journey to ensure Indigenous patients have access to culturally safe health care in BC.

In an effort to align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and British Columbia’s In Plain Sight Report, we ground our journey in the meaningful relationships with continue to build with Indigenous communities, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, the Ministry of Health, and the First Nation Health Authority and BC’s other health authorities.

There is no simple fix for the systemic racism that exists in health care but we are committed to adopting a process of constant learning, educating, and evolving.

Keynote Presenters

Tanya Davoren - Executive Director, Health | Mental Health & Harm Reduction | Elders & Veterans Wellness

Tanya Davoren is the Executive Director of Health and Mental Health & Harm Reduction for Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and a proud citizen who has worked for the Nation for 15 years. She is passionate and committed to her work and the relationships she has built across numerous sectors. Tanya’s career started as a Registered Nurse in hospital and then later as a Patient Care Coordinator/Nursing Care Clinician before “taking a leap of faith” and going to work for her Métis community at Métis Nation British Columbia in the summer of 2008. The transition was well worth it, and she has been able to put her health knowledge, advocacy skills, and unique leadership style to work, to build from one sole staff member to a growing team of forty-eight staff.

Tanya Davoren, as Executive Director has negotiated over one hundred contribution agreements at the federal, provincial, and regional levels. Tanya is the lead on an information sharing agreement between the BC Ministry of Health and Métis Nation British Columbia’s citizenship registry. An informed consent process for Métis Citizens has led to citizen specific data being available in British Columbia for the very first time. Tanya is well known for her work in program development and Community outreach at MNBC.

Combining the celebration of her Métis heritage and her passion for health has created an extremely satisfying career where she has been given the opportunity to actively work towards better health and wellness for her fellow Métis Citizens as MNBC’s Executive Director. She currently works from her home office in Vernon with her husband Rob, and their three adult children.


December 6, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Joint Collaborative Committees (JCC)
Métis Nation British Columbia