Entro is creating a unique bilingual wayfinding and signage program for the new Metro Vancouver Office of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in North Vancouver, BC. A key feature and culturally important aspect of the project is the incorporation of Hunq'eme'nem as the primary language for all wayfinding communications.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) attends to the crucially important cultural backgrounds, service gaps and healthcare needs of BC First Nations individuals, families and communities in the Fraser Salish, Interior, Northern, Vancouver Coastal, Vancouver Island regions. The FNHA’s new Metro Vancouver Office (MVO), designed by the Vancouver studio of DIALOG, will support 350 staff in a five-story administration office, which is over 97,000 square feet, providing space and resources to productively support the five regions that the FNHA serves.
The office will be a place that is welcoming and truly connected to the community, one that ensures environmental sustainability and honours the culture and context of First Nations communities. Importantly, this office will help to bring FNHA’s operations back into the community on Tsleil-Waututh First Nation land.