Process coordination

The FNQLHSSC will oversee the process’s coordination. In order to support and fuel the reflection of First Nations, several committees have been created to bring different sets of expertise to the table and help collect the necessary information and knowledge to develop the relevant governance model. 

 


Committees set up 

Monitoring Committee 

This committee monitors the operational and logistical aspects of the project. Its role is to monitor the content and quality of documents that are produced and to ensure respect of deadlines and costs. 

Mandate

Provides project oversight and makes the decisions and recommendations necessary to ensure the achievement of objectives.

Composition

  • Marjolaine Siouï, Executive Director, FNQLHSSC
  • Patrice K. Lacasse, Governance Counsellor, FNQLHSSC
  • If needed : Financial Controller, Programs and Policies Analyst, Research Agent, member of the management committee, FNQLHSSC

 


Chiefs’ Advisory Committee

The objective of this committee is to look at the political concerns. Seeing that the Chiefs’ Assembly is a key regional authority, it is necessary to maintain an important link with it to ensure that account is taken of the Chiefs’ concerns.

Mandates

  • Advises the Monitoring Committee of the political considerations that should be taken into account in order to meet community needs; 
  • Provides strategic guidance and raises political concerns.

Composition

  • Chief Terence McBride, Timiskaming
  • Chief Salomée McKenzie, Lac Simon
  • Vacancy
  • Patrice K. Lacasse, Governance Counsellor, FNQLHSSC

Committee of Partners

It is imperative to mobilize the stakeholders to ensure productive collaboration. Each partner has an important role to play in carrying out this project and it is necessary to maintain productive exchanges as well as a quality communication link for allowing activities to be effectively carried out.

Mandate

Keep informed and mobilized the project partners. The aim is to ensure that all have a common understanding of the project and they will contribute according to their possibilities.

Composition
  • Valérie Gideon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada – National office  
  • Richard Budgel, Regional Executive Director, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada – Quebec region
  • Martin Simard, Director and Louise Rondeau, Director of Aboriginal Affairs, Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec
  • Marie-Josée Thomas, Assistant Deputy Minister, Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
  • Luc Dumont, Regional Director General adn Suzie Nepton, PPEDS, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Marjolaine Siouï, Executive Director, FNQLHSSC
  • Patrice K. Lacasse, Governance Counsellor, FNQLHSSC

Committee of Experts

This committee is made up of people who have not just a strong interest in the project but also undeniable experience in these areas of expertise. 

Mandates
  • Provides professional and technical advice on how to carry out the activities;
  • Shares a variety of project management experience. 
Composition
  • Suzanne Bruneau, Advisor, Unité santé des autochtones, INSPQ
  • Jean-Pierre Courteau, Public Health Specialist, Direction de la santé publique de l’Outaouais 
  • Patrice K. Lacasse, Governance Counsellor, FNQLHSSC
  • Georges-Auguste Legault, Associate Professor, Faculté de droit, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Derek Montour, Health Director, Kahnawake Health Center
  • Marjolaine Siouï, Executive Director, FNQLHSSC
  • Nico Trocmé, Professor, School of Social Work, McGill University