The SLFNHA Chiefs AGM Agenda is now available for viewing.
Please Click Here To view the Agenda.
In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, a sacred fire is being held to remember those in our Indigenous communities who have died by suicide, and to bring the intention of healing and wellness back to our region. We hope to bring a united approach to talking about suicide and developing life promotion strategies across northwestern Ontario.
This event will be held at Centennial Park starting at sunrise on September 10, 2016, and is scheduled for a 24 hour period. Elder Allan Walski from the Nishnawbe-Gamik Centre will lead the sunrise ceremony on both Sept 10 and 11, 2016. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
The fire is being hosted by the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, with assistance from staff of the Community Wellness Development Team and Hepatitis C Support and Treatment Services. If you would like to volunteer as a helper for this event, please contact Brenda at 737-0821.
To see the poster for this event Click Here
For more information about World Suicide Prevention Day, please visit the website at https://www.iasp.info/wspd/
Develop the skills to prevent addiction and counsel patients in treatment centers using both cultural and mainstream approaches. Learn techniques for recovery and intervention while understanding and exploring the physical, mental, and spiritual elements of addiction. Call or visit the Oshki website to find out more.
Phone Number: (807) 626-1880
Toll Free:1(866) 63-67454 (OSHKI)
SLFNHA's Preventing Infectious Diseases team will be holding a one-day training for Infection Prevention and Control on two separate dates this fall; once on October 25th and again on November 2nd. This workshop will provide education on common germs, how germs are spread, and how to stop germs from spreading. Participants who attend this training will be provided with resources to use when bringing these messages and education back to the people in their communities. Participants will also be introduced to our Health Promoter and Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist who can continue to provide ongoing support & mentorship, and supply resources related to Infection Prevention and control.
Health Directors are invited to send two members from their staff to participate in this training.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Shanna Miller, Health Promoter at (807) 737-5641, Denise Williams, Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager (807) 737-5898, or Emily Paterson, Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing (807) 737-6110.
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy (AHWS) department is accepting applications for it's October intake of 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 poster here more information.
To apply, please fill in this Application Form and fax to (807)737-6195. For more information, please contact Lyn-marie Manitowabi, AHWS Program Manager at SLFNHA, 1-866-337-0081 or (807) 737-5640