Algonquin Nation - HRSD
6 Kateri Street, Timiskaming First Nation
Notre Dame du Nord, QC. J0Z 3B0

First Nations and Inuit
Labour Market Advisory Committee


The Commission’s vision and mission is to promote and monitor the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of First Nations and Inuit people and communities while improving access to comprehensive and culturally sensitive health and social services programs designed by First Nations organizations that are recognized and sanctioned by local authorities, all the while respecting their respective cultures and local autonomy. The Commission also assists communities that so desire, to set up, develop and promote global health and social services and programs that are adapted and conceived by First Nations organizations.


The role of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission is to be a technical advisor and consultant for First Nations communities and the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador in the area of health and social services.


More specifically, the Commission’s goals are as follows:

1. To ensure that the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador freely exercise their inherent right to control health and social services program delivery to members of their respective nations.

2. To provide technical support for research, as well as the development and promotion of community health and social services systems and models, upon request from First Nations communities.

3. To ensure that First Nations Government delivery systems respect the fundamental needs of First Nation citizens.

4. To promote the free exchange of information and ideas concerning all aspects of Health and social services development initiatives of member communities.

5. To ensure that all First Nations are supported in their community development for the purpose of First Nations jurisdiction over health and social services.

6. To study, promote, protect and develop in every way possible the material, cultural and social interests of the Commission’s members, nations and respective communities; and to organize meetings, conferences, exchanges and establish a secretariat to serve as a liaison between members.

General information

The FNQLHSSC was established in 1995 by way of Resolution 3-94 of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. To view Resolution 3-94, go to “Adoption of a charter and the creation of a First Nations of Quebec and Labrador health and social services commission.

The mandate of the FNQLHSSC is identified by way of Resolution 6-94 of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. To view Resolution 6-94, go to “First Nations health and social services”.

The FNQLHSSC is administered by a board of directors comprised of seven (7) members who are elected at an annual assembly. The board of directors retains full authority bestowed by the general assembly and for all of the related duties.

This authority and duties must be ratified at an annual assembly of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL). The board of directors is under the authority of the Chiefs of the AFNQL and of the general assembly.

Rosalie Sioui

Gestionnaire du développement social