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Serving 33 First Nations in the area, we are here to support and contribute to a strong health system by providing a variety of essential health services to the people of Northern and remote communities.

Recent News

SLFNHA Newsletter - AGM Edition

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority's Newsletter - AGM Edition  is now available.  Click here to view  Hard copies will also be available. Please...
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Data Management Conference

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority present: Data Management Conference for Health Directors This conference will provide...
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Notice of reduced accommodations and flight availability during Winter 2018/2019

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has issued a notice regarding Medical Transportation. Click here for the official notice. "Due to circumstances outside of our control the...
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Upcoming Events

Facilitation Training

Date: Mar 5th 9:00am - Mar 7th 4:30pm, 2019

Facilitation Training

Date: Mar 5th 9:00am - Mar 7th 4:30pm, 2019

SLFNHA's Approaches to Community Wellbeing is hosting a three-day facilitation training for Community Wellbeing Facilitators employed by Tribal Councils and two Independent Communities.  The Workshop is being conducted by the Winnipeg Transition Centre.

Public Health Nursing Training

Date: Mar 5th 9:00am - Mar 7th 4:30pm, 2019

Public Health Nursing Training

Date: Mar 5th 9:00am - Mar 7th 4:30pm, 2019

SLFNHA's Approaches to Community Wellbeing is hosting a 3-day training for nurses working at the community or Tribal Council level.  The training will include updates on Approaches to Community Wellbeing programming, information and training around public health topics, and a one-day workshop on Outbreak Management.

For more information, please contact emily.paterson@slfnha.com.

Mino'yaa Gigishkawaawasowin Aboonijiiyag

Date: Mar 6th 9:30am - Mar 7th 4:30pm, 2019

Mino'yaa Gigishkawaawasowin Aboonijiiyag

Date: Mar 6th 9:30am - Mar 7th 4:30pm, 2019

Northwestern Health Unit's 2019 Mino'yaa Gigishkawaawasowin Aboonijiiyag gathering is planned to be an enriching learning opportunity to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, build relationships and strengthen the skills and confidence of those who work directly with Indigenous families. This free 2 day event is for AHBHC/HBHC workers, Community and Public Health Nurses, Home Visitors, Health Educators and other service providers who support Indigenous families with children 0 - 6.

1 night accommodation & mileage may be provided for service providers requiring financial support to attend the event. If NWHU is unable to provide travel support or additional support is needed, please contact brianna.decontie@slfnha.com.  SLFNHA's Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a partner in this event, and will be able to provide additional support from participants in communities serviced by our organization. 

 

Topics include:

  • Residential School & Impact on Parenting - Historical ways to recovery incorporating healthy childrearing using cultural practices.
  • Traditional medicines that help support pregnancy prior, during and post pregnancy.
  • Traditional Roles of Men, the Introduction of Europeans, Canadian Law & Policy, How do we Begin to Heal
  • Use of Doula's in the Community
  • Traditional Child Rearing - Community driven work with direction from Elders
  • Circles of Care - A systems approach to family well-being
  • Discussion on promising practices and resources including: Smudging, Make the Connection, Children See Children Learn, and more!

 

A block of rooms is currently being held at the Best Western Hotel in Dryden (223-3201). Please book your room by referencing the block of rooms under the NWHU. This block of rooms is being held until February 20th, 2019. 

To register please call:

Sandra Whalen, Program Assistant - Northwestern Health Unit

1-800-461-3348, ext. 303628

 

Click here to Download PDF Invite

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