"The Chronic Disease Surveillance Program" includes a number of innovative projects. The program as a whole is meant to increase the capacity of the Métis Nation BC and health care professionals who work with Métis People. The increased capacity comes as a result of having more health information on Métis in BC and by having a streamlined and effective process for sharing health information with Métis Citizens, health care workers and advocates. The capacity of the Métis Nation is also increased by establishing the processes that are required for sharing information between the provincial and federal governments and the Métis Nation. The different projects that are included in the CDSP all aim to increase the capacity of the Métis Nation with the ultimate goal of improving the health and well being of Métis Citizens.
The CDSP is a collection of projects all meant to increase the shared knowledge of Métis health and well-being. Projects directly related to the CDSP include the Métis Nation BC Comprehensive Survey, Sharing Health Information and a planned collaboration with the BC Cancer Society. Harvesting health is a project that is led by the CDSP manager that investigates the health benefits of cultural activities and is being completed in collaboration with the Métis Nation BC and the University of British Columbia Okanagan..
The MNBC CDSP web site has all the documents needed for Metis Citizens to Participate in the CDSP project and more information on several other Metis Health related projects.
Métis Nation British Columbia will build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of Inherent Rights for our Métis citizens.
MNBC was created in 1996 and was formally incorporated as the Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia (MPCBC). In 2003 the Métis leadership ratified the Métis Nation British Columbia Constitution thereby establishing a new Métis Nation governance
Métis Nation British Columbia develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.