General Membership in the First Nations Safety Council is open to any First Nation, Indian Band, Metis or Inuit community or Tribal Council as defined in Section 1.1(d) of our bylaws.
Community memberships for bands and nations is $1500 as a one time fee.
Through the First Nations Safety Council By-Laws General Members will have the right to nominate Members for election to the 10 person Board of Directors, attend meetings and vote on all resolutions.
Benefits of General Membership include:
- resources to develop and implement the highest standard of Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental management systems specific to First Nations needs and aligned to First Nations’ values and traditions
- resources to obtain and maintain a Certificate of Recognition (COR) from WorkSafeBC leading to substantial rebates off WSBC premiums (if applicable)
- resources for oversight to ensure the safe operations of any organization engaged in work on First Nations land or on behalf of First Nations through the “Safe Nations Partnership Program”
- funding and resources to build internal capacity for First Nations workers interested in studying and working in the Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management field and to those entering other trades who require safety training in order to compete for entry level positions within industries and organizations