Why Our Indigenous Employment Program is Important
Island Health's Indigenous Employment Program was created to help us build strong long-term relationships with the First Nations communities and Indigenous organizations on Vancouver Island. Learn more.
Meet the Team
Alegha is from the Wuikinuxv Nation in Rivers Inlet, British Columbia and is a grateful visitor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Lekwungen People.
Alegha’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and she has been working in Indigneous adult education, literacy, anti-violence work, anti-racism and employment for several years.
SOUTH ISLAND EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR
Gabriel is from the First Nations of Lac La Ronge on Treaty 10 territory located in Northern Saskatchewan and is Nêhiyawak (Cree). Prior to joining the Indigenous Recruitment & Retention team, Gabriel worked with the Indigenous Health & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion portfolio, providing administrative support to our Leadership team as well as the Partnership Accord between Island Health and FNHA. As an Indigenous woman with a disability, Gabriel has dedicated her career to improving the health outcomes for Indigenous people by delivering culturally safe services, and engaging with Indigenous people to strengthen and rebuild relationships.
CENTRAL ISLAND EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR
NORTH ISLAND EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR
Nicole is English and Mi'kmaw, and a proud member of the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick. Nicole has strong community ties to the K'omoks First Nation and is a thankful visitor on their traditional territories. Prior to joining Island Health, Nicole worked with SD71 (Comox Valley Schools) as an Indigenous Support Worker and previous to that, as the Education Coordinator with K'omoks First Nation. Nicole's formal education includes a Bachelor's degree, Associate of Arts degree, and a Hospitality Management diploma.