About Us

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is governed by a Board of Directors made up of up to 13 members. The work of the Board is supported by three sub-committees: Governance, Finance and Audit, and HR and Compensation. 

Additionally, the Board is supported by a 36-member Advisory Committee, with one representative for each of the First Nations language groups in B.C. Both Board and Advisory Committee members serve a term of two years. 

Board members can serve a maximum of three terms (6-years total); there are no limits to the number of terms an Advisory Committee member can serve.


Governing Legislation

Our governing legislation was amended in 2011 to include representation from all B.C. First Nations language groups on our Advisory Committee. It offers more flexibility, which is consistent with modern best practices that allow Crown corporations to determine their own structure and governance processes. As a result, it is now possible for each language group to have a cultural representative to provide advice to FPCC Board and staff.

Governance Principles 

FPCC follows the B.C. government’s guiding principles on corporate governance for Crown agencies. The Government’s mandate letter describes the mandate, expectations, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities.

Governance policies for the FPCC are reviewed annually to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the organization and are consistent with the government’s guiding principles on Crown agency governance.


Incorporate First Nations cultural values into governance practices

Regularly consult with community stakeholders through the Advisory Committee and Board of Directors

Include broad representation of B.C. First Nations language and cultural groups

Invite applicants through an open application process

Provide high-level strategic direction to staff

Board and Advisory Committee work with management on a macro-level

Continue to learn and integrate the latest governance principles

Board is committed to and participates in ongoing training; annual review of the policy manual

Make decisions based on what is best for FPCC

Ongoing assessment of practice as compared to mandate to ensure the organization is on track

How the board maintains a working relationship with the responsible minister

Governance Disclosure

FPCC complies with the 12 disclosure requirements of the Best Practices Guidelines on Governance and Disclosure published by the Board Resourcing and Development Office.

Reporting Practice 

As a Crown agency, we are required to produce a number of reports on an annual basis. We also produce other documents reporting on our activities for our communities and funders.


Board selection process 

Membership for both the Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors is completed through an open application process, which is managed by the Board’s Governance Committee. This open application process means that any B.C. First Nations individual, organization or community can nominate someone or apply for membership.

The Advisory Committee and 10 Board members are all recommended for appointment by the Board’s Governance Committee (and then appointed by the Minister), while three Board members are appointed directly by the Minister.

Are you or someone you know interested in contributing to First Nations language, arts and heritage revitalization work in B.C.? Consider joining the FPCC Board. We are currently recruiting for two positions.

FPCC’s board governance information on this website includes all information required by Governance and Disclosure Guidelines for Governing Boards of the BC Public Sector Organizations. FPCC’s Board of Directors is accountable to the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation through the organization’s annual service plan, annual report and through reporting on its transfer under agreement. The organization is also accountable to B.C. First Nations and its other funders, including the Department of Canadian Heritage, the BC Arts Council and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

Governance Resources

Public Interest Disclosure Policy

PIDA is B.C. legislation that provides a framework for employees to report specific kinds of serious wrongdoing with legislated protection from reprisal.

FPCC Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Public Service Executive Compensation Disclosure Statement

Please click here for updated information about the Public Service Executive Compensation Disclosure Statement.

FPCC’s updated Executive Compensation Disclosure Statement can be found here.


The Board is supported by a 36-member Advisory Committee, with one representative from each of the First Nations language groups in B.C. To learn about the Advisory Committee, view the current committee members and how to apply, please visit the Advisory Committee page here.


Reports to Government

Annual Report to Government 2022-2023

Annual Report to Government 2021-2022

Service Plans

Annual Service Plan 2024/25 – 2026/27

Annual Service Plan 2023/24 – 2025/26

Statements of Financial Information

Annual Statement of Financial Information 2023

Annual Statement of Financial Information 2022

Board Remuneration

Board Remuneration 2022/2023

Board Remuneration 2021/2022

Mandate Letters

Public Interest Disclosure Act Annual Report

Government Letters of Expectations