Mission & Strategic Priorities

SOAHAC’s purpose is to improve access to, and the quality of, health services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the spirit of partnership, mutual respect and sharing.


A healthy balanced life through mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.


To empower Aboriginal families and individuals to live a balanced state of well-being by sharing and promoting wholistic health practices.


SOAHAC’s culture will be most healthy if these values are intentionally lived out and reinforced on a regular basis.

  • Respect for all
  • Compassion
  • Quality in health promotion and care
  • Honouring all traditional values

Strategic Priorities

In 2016-2017, the SOAHAC Board of Directors was engaged in an in-depth strategic planning process spanning half of the year. This included reviewing bylaws; reviewing SOAHAC’s
history and current operations; revisiting the organizational purpose and vision; exploring
assets, opportunities and vulnerabilities; and identifying strategic directions. The priorities
identified through this process include Board development; sectoral collaboration; expanded
scope of services; an expanded suite of traditional services; and communications.

SOAHAC Strategic Plan 2017 — Priorities (PDF)