News & Events


Update from SLFNHA AGM

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) Annual General Meeting was held last week in Lac Seul First Nation and welcomed leaders and delegates from the First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region.

In addition to hearing the annual reports from SLFNHA's departments, the Chiefs in Assembly passed 20 Resolutions. To view the Resolutions, as well as the 2014-2015 Annual Report, please visit our Resolutions and Reports page.

Stay tuned for our Autumn newsletter with coverage and photos of the AGM.

UPDATED: Youth Art Challenge

First Nations Youth! We want to know "What makes your community healthy?" So tell us through art.

The Approaches to Community Wellbeing Project at SLFNHA is developing a public health system for First Nations in our area. We are seeking youth input to help us develop certain sections of the model.

So we want your best art. Painting, story, poem, song, video, and photos. Pick any one and send it to us.

Two top prizes will be awarded in two different age categories: 12-17 years old and 18-25 years old. Each winner will receive a Fitbit Flex and a USB Powerbank Charger.

The deadline to submit is September 25, 2015.

For more about the contest, download the poster and contest rules (or click on the image below).

(For more about the Approaches to Community Wellbeing model, read the Model Description report)

SLFNHA Spring 2015 Newsletter

The SLFNHA Spring 2015 Newsletter is out!

Click here to view/download

Please feel free to share with your contacts. Enjoy!

The newsletter is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view this file; it is a free download from or

RELEASE: Colorectal cancer incidence in the Aboriginal population of Ontario, 1998 to 2009

On April 15, 2015, Statistics Canada released the study “Colorectal cancer incidence in the Aboriginal population of Ontario, 1998 to 2009” in its publication Health Reports. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Because Aboriginal identity or ancestry (ethnicity) is not routinely captured in cancer registries and mortality databases, little is known about colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality among Aboriginal people.

Studies suggest that colorectal cancer incidence increased disproportionately among the Aboriginal population of Ontario relative to the general population. Using an ecological approach, this study examines colorectal cancer incidence for the 1998 to 2009 period among Aboriginal people living in Ontario. Based on their postal code at diagnosis, cases of colorectal cancer identified from the Ontario Cancer Registry were assigned to census geographic areas with high (33% or more) or low percentages of Aboriginal identity residents, using the Postal Code Conversion File Plus.

For more information, read the full article at (in HTML) or   (in PDF).