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Media Release: SIOUX LOOKOUT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY OPENS THUNDER BAY OFFICE

SIOUX LOOKOUT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY OPENS THUNDER BAY OFFICE

April 21, 2022
Thunder Bay, ON

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) held a small opening ceremony today at their new satellite office location in Thunder Bay, at 981 Balmoral Street, Suite 200.

CEO and President James Morris and Acting Board Chair Howard Meshake were on hand with Elders and local dignitaries to offer blessings to the new site.

The current offices in Sioux Lookout remain fully operational. The expanding needs of the communities served by SLFNHA, which number 33 First Nations and include more than 40,000 people, both on and off-reserve, has required the expansion of SLFNHA to Thunder Bay.

Since April 2021, there have been nearly 5,100 visits by SLFNHA community members to Thunder Bay for medical appointments. That number was almost 800 in November 2021 alone.

The move to create a Thunder Bay office comes after much thought and consideration by the SLFNHA Board, which was advised in a 2021 report by Public Health Physician Dr. John Guilfoyle that a presence in Thunder Bay would address the growing needs of SLFNHA community members in urban settings. Guilfoyle, who has since retired, speaks with over 30 years of experience in the Public Health field.

The Thunder Bay office is currently operating with essential staff only, as aligned with current SLFNHA health and safety policy.

L-R James Morris, SLFNHA CEO and President, Howard Meshake, Acting SLFNHA Board Chair, present Chief Peter Collins, Fort William First Nation, with a framed gift Front: Jeannie Carpenter, wife of Howard Meshake.

Read more and download the Media Release here.

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Pelican Falls First Nations High School is planning for the return of students for in-person learning

As of November 2021, Pelican Falls First Nations High School is planning for the return of students for in-person learning starting semester 2. The first day of classes will be January 5, 2022.

There will be 2 Youth School Counsellors who have offices at the school and work full days on-site.

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Opening of Developmental Services building

On Monday, September 27, SLFNHA’s Developmental Services building was opened and blessed by Elder Tom Chisel. SLFNHA’s Developmental Services building is located at 42 King Street, and houses numerous programs such as: audiology, behavioural therapy, case coordination, developmental pediatrician, developmental psychology ,occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech & language therapy and traditional services.

More information on SLFNHA’s Developmental Services can be found here: https://www.slfnha.com/health-services/developmental-services/

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SLFNHA 2021 AGM Day 2 Live Stream via Youtube (English) via Facebook (Oji-Cree)

Watch SLFNHA 2021 AGM Day 2

Live

https://youtu.be/ASRdEkj0tH8

https://fb.watch/8baNi4KOZX/

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SLFNHA 2021 AGM Live Stream via Youtube (English) via Facebook (Oji-Cree)

Watch SLFNHA 2021 AGM Live

https://youtu.be/jq0G6cQU9Ew

https://www.facebook.com/SLFNHA/videos/383956073354816/

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“Bring Our Children Home” Live Event at Lac Seul First Nation

Bring Our Children Home, Live Event at Lac Seul First Nation

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https://www.facebook.com/1511353990/videos/5889526904423172/

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CMHA, Kenora, Sioux Lookout OPP to launch Mental Health and Addictions Mobile Crisis Response Program, June 21, 2021

 

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National Nursing Week – May 10 to 16, 2021

SLFNHA is pleased to recognize National Nursing Week,

May 10 – 16, 2021.
The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by Canadian Nurses Association to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey. The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the essential role of nurses in communities.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Nursing staff for their continuous effort and dedication to improving the health of clients and the communities we serve. We are profoundly grateful to have such a dedicated team of skilled professionals to Answer The Call helping to keep us all safe.

Gitchi-Miigwetc
James Morris, Executive Director

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BEAR WITNESS DAY – MAY 10 2021

What is Jordan’s Principle?
Who is Jordan River Anderson? What items qualify for funding?
How do I access funding for a child through an individual Jordan’s Principle application?
How do I access funding for a child through SLFNHA Developmental Services group funding.
And anything else you want to know!
https://zoom.us/j/98745275654?pwd=NU01ZVFiOGdZKzJFZWlXT0dJT3ZCUT09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 987 4527 5654 Passcode: 763008

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SLFNHA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2019-2020 SLFNHA
Annual General Meeting

October 28, 2020 from 1 pm to 5 pm

2019-2020 SLFNHA Annual Report

2020 SLFNHA AGM Agenda_Draft_