Governance Overview

PBCN Health Services Inc. is a non-profit and incorporated organization governed by corporate organizational bylaws. It was incorporated under the Non-profit Corporation Act, 1995 c. N-42, of Saskatchewan on March 10, 1995. Chief and Council delegated authority to PBCN Health Services for the administration, provision and control of health services and programs, as guided by the objectives and activities described in the PBCN Community Health Care Plan.

Chief and Council

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) leadership is the legislative political authority and executive government of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.  The Chief and Council have the primary responsibility to protect and promote the inherent Aboriginal and Treaty Rights of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and have overall responsibility to improve the general health and well-being of its membership.  PBCN Chief and Council delegate administrative authority through a Band Council Resolution (BCR) to boards and committees for the administration of certain programs and services.  

 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides Health policy and program direction on behalf of PBCN and are appointed and authorized for three-year terms by the Chief and Council. The PBCN Health Board of Directors consists of an Elder and ten Directors who represent each of the PBCN communities. The Chief and seven Health Portfolio Councilors sit on the Board, in an ex-officio capacity to relay and keep abreast of issues related to health and to provide communication between the full Chief and Council and the Board of Directors.

Health Committees

The transferred communities of Pelican Narrows, Deschambault Lake & Southend have Health Committees who play an important and key role in the delivery of health services and provide valuable sources of input for community-based programming.  Local Health Committees provide ideas to the Health Board, Health Directors and Central Office staff on matters pertinent to improving health services for their community,  guidance on local health concerns, recommendations on policy direction and community projects and budgets.  Each Health Committee consists of the Community Health Portfolio Counncillor and Health Board Members, an appointed Elder and Youth representative and three to four members at large.