The Government of Canada recognizes that an effective way to improve the well-being and quality of life of Aboriginal people in Canada is to improve their economic opportunities. Aboriginal economic development also helps strengthen the Canadian economy in general.

Over the years, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has created different programs to support Aboriginal economic development, including the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB). PSAB aims to increase the number of Aboriginal firms participating in the federal procurement process.

Under PSAB, qualified Aboriginal firms can bid on government procurement contracts through several business arrangements, such as sub-contracting and joint ventures with other firms. The PSAB is open to all Aboriginal businesses, including sole proprietorship, limited companies, co-operatives, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations.

First Canadian Health partnered with Aetna Canada on the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program in 1998 and then was awarded primary contract holder in 2003 thru 2009. First Canadian Health then entered into a long term contract with Express-Scripts Canada in 2009 and we continue to support them in administering the NIHB Program.

First Canadian Health is looking to expand and partner with other organizations as an aboriginal set aside.

For more information on the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business visit:
Eligibility for Aboriginal Procurement Set Aside

We have over 18 years’ experience working with Health Canada, the NIHB Program and the procurement process. Our services cover: claims administration, call center, financial reporting, payroll, group benefits, pension and employee recruitment services.


For more information regarding opportunities with First Canadian Health please contact:

Chief Operating Officer at Tribal Councils Investment Group (TCIG) Heather Berthelette (204)947-1916 or