• The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) held its 21st annual general assembly
Jul 14, 2015

The AGA provided members with an opportunity to highlight their achievements, find out about the progress made on certain mandates, and share their opinions on priority files and the FNQLHSSC’s orientations for the coming year.

The assembly also held an election to fill the vacancies on the board of directors, and we are pleased to present to you the new board:  


The health and social services directors from the communities and the representatives from the member organizations would like to chime in with the entire FNQLHSSC team to wish the board members every success during their term. The immense trust that has been placed in the board is a testament to the shared goal to defend the interests of First Nations in the area of health and social services and to thus contribute to the well-being of our populations.

We would also like to give our warmest thanks to Mr. Malik Kistabish for his leadership, involvement and commitment during the three (3) years he spent as President of the board, and we wish him the very best in all his future endeavours.

A new logo with a modern touch

The FNQLHSSC has had the same logo since it first opened its doors in 1994. During the assembly, the FNQLHSSC presented three (3) logos that preserved the meaning of the original. It is now with great pride that we unveil to you our new logo.

Meaning of logo

The goose, over the course of its long journeys, flies across the entire territory of Quebec and Labrador to achieve its mission. The four feathers represent the four directions, the four elements and the four considerations that drive its mission: physical wellness, mental wellness, emotional wellness and spiritual wellness. The eleven (11) semi-circles represent the ten (10) nations and the Inuit who inhabit the land in Quebec and Labrador.


The general assembly was preceded by a day of consultation for the Health and Social Services Governance Project, already underway since three (3) years. This is a high priority file for the members and leadership since the proposed approach hinges on an in-depth reflection on how to effect a renewed governance in health and social services. The purpose of the workshops was to give participants an opportunity to share their vision and opinions with respect to the aspects under consideration, and to raise overall awareness regarding the scope of what this form of governance could represent for First Nations in Quebec. Several reference documents were produced and are now available on our website at http://www.cssspnql.com/en/areas-of-intervention/governance-project-on-health-and-social-services.

About the FNQLHSSC

The FNQLHSSC’s mission is to promote and monitor the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of First Nations and Inuit people, families and communities. The FNQLHSSC improves access to comprehensive and culturally-sensitive health and social services programs designed and adapted by First Nations organizations and recognized and sanctioned by local authorities, all the while respecting local cultures and community autonomy. The FNQLHSSC also assists communities that so desire to set up, develop and promote global health and social services and programs that are adapted to First Nations and developed by First Nations organizations.

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Chantal Cleary, Communications Agent 
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
Health and Social Services Commission
Telephone: 418-842-1540, ext. 240 – Fax: 418-842-7045
Email: chantal.cleary@cssspnql.com
Website: www.cssspnql.com