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Enhancing Healthcare in Northwestern Ontario

Recruitment Event

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority will be hosting a recruitment event on January 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm and Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am. 'Enhancing Healthcare in Northwestern Ontario' recruitment event will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, located at 100 Front St. W, in Toronto, Ontario.

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Orientation to Community / Family Healing Program

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) department is accepting applications for it's November intake of the 6-day Community/Family Healing Program. Taking place on November 10-17, 2017, this program will introduce concepts of healing and wellness for community, family and self through an Indigenous worldview. It will deepen self-awareness, promote healthy life skills and provide participants with tools for relationship and parenting skills. Participants will also learn life skills to help you manage in today's world and learn how to move beyond past hurts.

To apply, please fill in the application and fax to (807)737-6195.

For more information

Lyn-marie Manitowabi
AHWS Program Manager at SLFNHA

Free: 1 (866) 337-0081
T: (807) 737-5640

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Community / Family Healing Program

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority would like to announce it's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy department is offering two intakes for a 6-day Community/Family Healing Program. This program will introduce concepts of healing and wellness for community, family and self through an Indigenous worldview. It will deepen self-awareness, promote healthy life skills and provide participants with tools for relationship and parenting skills. Participants will also learn life skills to help you manage in today's world and learn how to move beyond past hurts. Please see links below for more information.

Intake #1 - August 11-18, 2017

Intake #2 - August 18-25, 2017

To apply, please fill in the Application Form and fax to (807)737-6195.

For More Information

Lyn-marie Manitowabi
Program Manager AHWS at SLFNHA

Free: 1 (866) 337-0081
T: (807) 737-5640

2017 SLFNHA Annual General Meeting

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority will be holding this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lac Seul First Nation, for it's area Chiefs. The 3 day meeting will take place:

Tuesday September 12, 2017 to Thursday September 14, 2017
At the Lac Seul Events Centre

The Registration Form is to be completed by the Chief, or his/her delegated Proxy. A Proxy Letter (Sample here) must be sent in with registration if a delegate is attending on behalf of the Chief.

Please return completed Registration forms to an email below or by faxing to 807-737-1076.

For More Information

Nancy Greaves
Assistant to the CAO

T: (807) 737-6168
E: Executive.AssistantCAO@slfnha.com

Delaine Fiddler
Communications Officer

T: (807) 737-6168
E: SLFNHA-Communications@slfnha.com

Mamow Nigamoowag: Reconciliation Through Art

March 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm 
At Queen Elizabeth District High School

You are invited to a public launch of the new release of QEOHS Students Music Video, filmed and produced by N'we Jinan. The video, featuring 12 youth from 10 different communities, was one of four parts of a youth project funded by Canada Council of the Arts that focuses on reconciling youth through art. This song, written and recorded by the students themselves, illustrates the emotions the students previously explored on reconciliation. 
The Launch Party will also feature special live performances by QEDHS Music Students, who worked alongside Nick Sherman to write anti perform brand new songs on Reconciliation. 
Come check out the art work, photos, and behind-the-scenes clips that will contributed to this exciting project for youth! See poster here for full details

Needle Distribution Evalutaion

SLFNHA’s Community-based Needle Distribution Service is one of the main building blocks for reducing harms associated with increased use of opioids in northern communities. The service was first introduced in 2010 by Health Canada. In 2013 SLFNHA took over the day-to-day management of needle distribution and this year the program is undergoing its first evaluation. “Harm reduction,” says Byron Blandon, SLFNHA’s Harm Reduction Coordinator, “makes clean supplies available to injection drug users (IDUs) living in northern First Nation. Their access to these supplies helps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Hep B and C, and HIV, and reduces risk of injection related complications like abscesses and overdose.” The evaluation will look at the program from different points of view. A small team will visit five First Nations early in 2017 to understand how the program works in northern communities: What is it doing well, and how can it be improved?  The evaluation will look at SLFNHA’s delivery of the service: how community demand for services is coordinated and what service gaps can be filled in the short- and long-term. 

Needle Distribution Service is part of the Harm Reduction Program and is managed as part of SLFNHA’s Approaches to Community Wellbeing. For more information please contact Byron Blandon, Harm Reduction Coordinator by e-mail: Byron.blandon@SLFNHA.com, or by phone at 807 737-5643 .